Gary Crawford (politician)

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Gary Crawford
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 36) Scarborough Southwest
Assumed office
December 1, 2010
Preceded by Brian Ashton
Toronto Public School Trustee for (Ward 18) Scarborough Southwest
In office
December 1, 2000 – December 1, 2010
Preceded by Elizabeth Moyer
Succeeded by Elizabeth Moyer
Personal details
Born (1960-07-15) July 15, 1960 (age 57)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Politician (previously: Artist)

Gary Crawford (About this sound listen) (born July 15, 1960) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to Toronto City Council in the 2010 city council election to succeed Brian Ashton in Ward 36.[1] He held onto the seat in the 2014 municipal elections. Councillor Crawford currently sits as the Budget Chief (2014-2018). As City Councillor, his experience holding a variety of positions gave him a clear understanding of fiscal governance. Gary served on numerous committees including Budget, Planning and Growth, Economic Development and the Executive Committee. He also served on City Boards and Agencies including East Metro Youth Centre, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (as Interim Chair), Harbourfront Centre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council. He has chaired the Mayor’s Task Force on the Arts, the Theatres Working Group and Co-chaired the Film Board.

Previous to his role on Council, Crawford served a seven-year term as a TDSB Trustee. His experience included appointment as Co-chair of the Board, Chair of Facilities Management and Chair of Negotiations. Gary is a passionate advocate for arts and culture and was instrumental in historic funding increases for the arts. Before becoming a Councillor he was a professional artist and a part-time musician.[2]

Crawford previously ran in the 2007 Ontario Provincial Election for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and lost.

Election results[edit]

2014 Toronto election, Ward 36
Candidate Votes %
Gary Crawford 10,833 52.805%
Robert Spencer 6,390 31.148%
Joy Robertson 994 4.845%
Masihullah Mohebzada 795 3.875%
Robert McDermott 638 3.110%
Ed Green 447 2.179%
Christian Tobin 320 1.560%
Andre Musters 98 0.478%
Total 20,515 100%

Unofficial results as of October 27, 2014 11:51 PM [3]

2010 Toronto election, Ward 36
Candidate Votes %
Gary Crawford 4,392 25.249%
Robert Spencer 3,970 22.823%
Diane Hogan 2,341 13.458%
Sean Gladney 2,233 12.837%
Eddy Gasparotto 1,727 9.928%
Marvin Macaraig 866 4.978%
Vicki Breen 663 3.811%
Robert McDermott 518 2.978%
Tony Ashdown 475 2.731%
Roman Danilov 210 1.207%
Total 17,395 100%

2010 City Clerk's Official Declaration [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Changed council faces new mayor". Toronto Star, October 25, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.councillorcrawford.ca/about-councillor-gary-crawford
  3. ^ "Election Results | City of Toronto | 2014 General Election Results for City Ward 36 - Scarborough Southwest". October 27, 2014. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Declaration of Results of Voting – Monday, October 25, 2010" (PDF). October 28, 2010. pp. 7–8. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 

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