Mike Duffy, who served on Charlottetown council in the 1990s, declares candidacy for 2014 election
Mike Duffy, who served on Charlottetown council in the 1990s, declares candidacy for Ward 3 in November election
Charlottetown’s former chairman of parks and recreation is looking to make a political comeback at the municipal level.
Mike Duffy (no relation to the P.E.I. senator) has announced that he will seek the Ward 3 seat on Charlottetown city council in November’s municipal election.
Duffy, who is now retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, previously served on council from 1993-2000.
“I can now fully devote my time to serving as a member of Charlottetown city council,’’ Duffy said in a news release. “As a former city councillor I fully appreciate the dedicated time required to be the representative of Brighton Ward 3 residents. I will continue to be available during regularly scheduled weekly City Hall office hours.’’
During his tenure on council, Duffy also served on planning board, heritage review board, police committee and human resources. He helped work on removing the fence at Victoria Park, installation of the park’s boardwalk, the 1995 consolidation of six neighbouring communities and the inclusion of human resources after amalgamation.
Duffy said he is committed to issues such as residential area integrity, tax stabilization, safe and sustainable water, personal safety and property security, street/sidewalk replacement and repair, Victoria Park and surrounding green spaces and growth in the business community.
He has also served as business manager/assistant administrator at Hillsborough Hospital and senior policy analyst with Veterans Affairs Canada. Duffy believes these skills and abilities will serve as valuable experience as an elected member of council.
Duffy lives on Highland Avenue. He and his wife, Phyllis, have two daughters, Alana and Lori.
Duffy can be reached via email at Mike.Duffy19@hotmail.com.