Aaron Hall, a lifelong resident of Wallaceburg, has filed his nomination papers and is running for the position of Councillor in Ward 5 – Wallaceburg.
Hall, the co-owner of the Sydenham Current online newspaper, says he would be honoured to represent his hometown on Chatham-Kent Council.
“I’m ready to work as hard as I can for the community of Wallaceburg,” Hall says.
“I’m hitting the ground right away, knocking on doors and listening to what my neighbours, friends and fellow Wallaceburg residents are concerned about. I want to hear what they love about our community, I want to hear what they want addressed and I want to gather an understanding about what impacts them and their family.”
Hall, who is currently a director and the sponsorship manager for WAMBO, says he believes representing the community at the Municipal level is the ultimate service to the community.
“During my career as a journalist I’ve always focused on providing vital information to the community, staying on top of issues that concern people and holding people accountable along the way,” Hall says.
“As one of the two Council representatives in Wallaceburg, I will dedicate myself to ensuring people’s concerns are being addressed and heard. I am ready to commit myself 100% to this task. I’m excited about it and ready to take on this challenge.”
Hall says he has a tremendous amount of support from his family.
“My family is my number one priority,” he says.
Hall, 34, lives in Wallaceburg with the love of his life, Dana Haggith. They run their small business out of their home.
He has two beautiful and smart daughters, Ava, 12, and Daylia, 10.
“I’m a lucky man to have such amazing people in my life and to have such love and support on the homefront. Dana, Ava and Daylia are my pride and joy and I’m thankful for their rock solid support as we dive into this campaign together.”
Hall says ensuring the positive and forward progress continues at Wallaceburg’s hospital, working with current businesses and prospective businesses to ensure their needs are met and ensuring issues the community is facing are dealt with in a timely and effective manner, are a few of his priorities right out of the gate.
This is the first time Hall has run for Municipal Council.
Election day is October 22, 2018.
More background on Aaron Hall, Candidate in Ward 5 – Wallaceburg:
Professional: Owner/Editor of the Sydenham Current from 2014 to present, Photographer for the Wallaceburg Red Devils Junior ‘B’ Lacrosse club, 2017 to present; News Anchor at 99.1 CKXS, 2010 to 2012; Co-Founder and Editor at the Chatham-Kent Daily Post, 2009 to 2010, Newspaper reporter at the Chatham Daily News & Dresden Leader, 2007 to 2009.
Volunteer: Director & Sponsorship Manager for WAMBO, 2016 to present; co-founder and director Tartan Alumni Fund, 2003 to present; MC for various events including the Wallaceburg Relay For Life, volunteer with the Defiance Running Club, Chatham-Kent Family Health Team fundraising,.
Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year from the Wallaceburg & District Chamber of Commerce, 2017; Young Professional of the Year from the Wallaceburg Chamber, 2013; Community Builder of the Year from the Wallaceburg Chamber, 2009.
Education: Bachelor of Sport Management from Brock University, 2005; Corporate Communications & Public Relations post-graduate certificate from Fanshawe College, 2006; Wallaceburg District Secondary School graduate, 2002.
Personal: Born at the Sydenham District Hospital in Wallaceburg on August 10, 1983. He is 34-years-old. He has two daughters, Ava, 12 and Daylia, 10. He lives in Wallaceburg with the love of his life, Dana Haggith. They have a black lab named Millie and cat named Mookie. He’s a huge fan of Pearl Jam and the Detroit Tigers. He enjoys travelling, spending time at the trailer, playing basketball and spending quality time with his family.