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Grossi gains in Ward 2 By Daniel Perry October 25, 2010 Voters flowed in and out of the Ward 2 poll at the Ice Palace Monday afternoon. Here's some of the comments The Advocate got when doing exit polls. Resident Kent Hill hinted he is happy with the person in charge at the civic centre. He said he voted for the person, "based on past knowledge of what they've done. I'm pretty happy with the way things are now. I don't think Keswick needs any radical changes or anything like that." "I voted for the returning mayor (Rob Grossi). I didn't think any of the other people running were qualified. None of the people running Doing their duty. Dan and Marilyn Peters head out to vote. Daniel other than Mr. Grossi has even worked in Perry Photo council before. They were all fresh and running. I think they need to gain experience before running for the top job of mayor. I think Mr. Grossi will say, 'no' when no is required and he treats people fair. In my book, he's the person that needs to be back in that position," said Wayne Andrews. While Renie Zentai didn't reveal her choice for mayor, she said she was happy with the voting setup. "I had a great experience today at the Ice Palace. Very quick and simple. I voted for people I know and trust in each of the four categories. A combination of people I know personally and people coming to my door to speak to me," Ms Zentai said. Duncan Mcfadyen voted for Mr. Grossi. "He's done a good job so far and I think he's probably the best man for the job." Like father, like daughter: Nicole Mcfayden voted for Mr. Grossi "for the same reasons as my dad". Donna Whittle thought the poll where she voted was well organized. "Everything went very quick and smooth." How did she base her vote? "I missed the mayoral debate because of my two small children and they held it at bedtime. "However, I did read the (election section) in The Advocate and all the questions. That really helped me make my decision." Leanne Glover said if you don't cast a ballot, "obviously you have no grounds to complain afterwards". Voter Robert Healey said the town needs a shake up. "We need a change in Georgina. We need to get rid of the old blood at the civic centre; Get some new ideas in there and a new foundation to our town. I am not happy with the development, taxes, recreational stuff for the children. All of that stuff." Dan Peters is born and raised in Keswick. "I didn't have much choice for my vote today. There's a few running, but more in the wards. In the high spots where (Regional Councillor Danny) Wheeler and (Mayor Rob) Grossi are running, there's not much of a choice but we need some younger blood in the office."
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Marilyn Peters was straightforward. "I voted for Grossi. I want to see him continue what he's doing with the projects that are currently under way." Amy Duncan was not too revealing in her choice. "I think the person I voted for has the best stand on what I'm looking for." Andrew Hodder said he voted for the person he thinks will best address a good mix of the issues he thinks need to be addressed. "I'd like to see sports and recreation and tourism boosted and acknowledged here. Instead of just getting pushed aside and given to a private enterprise. I understand that the area needs to grow though, so it's just about finding a good mix." This article is for personal use only courtesy of yorkregion.com - a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.