Please allow me to re-introduce myself, my name is Bob Masaro. My wife Kathy, two boys Andrew and Paul and I have been residents of Osgoode for over 23 years. We certainly have appreciated bringing our children up in such a warm caring community. I have met many wonderful people in this area while volunteering for the Cancer Society and for the last 12 years for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. I have also volunteered as an Osgoode area captain for the Heart and Stroke for the last seven years.
My educational background includes Urban Geography, History, Political Science, Economics and Law. I have been a teacher for over 30 years and have even had the pleasure from time to time of teaching the Civics course. Many of my students have told me that they have had more interest in Politics since taking my course. I hope my passion has encouraged the involvement of some of the future citizens of our community!
Why am I running?:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people that supported me during my campaign to be your representative on municipal council during the 2010 election. I am one of the few people that have ever attempted to run against the incumbent councillor in Osgoode Ward. This obviously up-hill attempt was made due to that fact that I have always been interested in Politics and in particular local politics. This passion has really intensified since amalgamation, as I have seen our taxes constantly increasing with no apparent benefit for the people of our Ward. In some ways, may I respectfully suggest, our communities have actually regressed. My aim in this undertaking is to lay the foundation for a stronger, “fiscally responsible” future for the citizens of our Ward.