Hamilton mountain councillor Scott Duvall looking forward to March nomination meeting

News Feb 27, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

 By Kevin Werner, News Staff

 Hamilton Mountain councillor Scott Duvall is downplaying any hint of friction between himself and Bryan Adamczyk as they clash for the NDP federal riding association’s nomination meeting.

“I have a lot of respect for Bryan,” said Duvall.

The Ward 7 councillor said when he announced he was seeking the nomination after incumbent NDP MP Chris Charlton announced last fall she wasn’t seeking re-election, Duvall said he met privately with Adamaczyk. That meeting, said Duvall went a long way to clear the air, and has produced a collegial atmosphere as both try to win the nomination.

“We are fighting it out but there is no animosity,” said Duvall. 58, “We had a good chat and we shook hands.”

Duvall has also met with Charlton.

There has been an attempt to characterize the nomination as a “family feud” among the close-knit NDP community, pitting Duvall and Hamilton Mountain NDP MPP Monique Taylor against Adamczyk and Chris and Brian Charlton. Duvall downplays any animosity between them. He acknowledges he supportedTaylor’s provincial nomination bid over Adamczyk in the 2011contest. Taylor had been Duvall’s administrative assistant during his time at city hall. The Charltons backed Adamczyk at the time, and are continuing to lend their support in this race.

Adamczyk, 66, had been the Mountain NDP federal riding association president, and ran as the NDP provincial candidate against Liberal Sophia Aggelonitis in 2007, but lost.

Duvall says, though, that he expects if either candidate loses the nomination, the entire NDP membership will band together during the federal election to vote in their candidate.

“This is a democracy,” he says.

Duvall has also seen the cries for him to resign his council seat die down after an initial uproar soon after he announced his candidacy in January.

“I’m getting a lot of people who say they are supporting me regardless of the party,” he said. “They are wishing me good luck. They say they don’t want to see me move on but will support me.”

In the last municipal election Duvall was easily re-elected by about 8,700 votes. Duvall was first elected to city council in 2006 taking over the ward that had been represented by Bill Kelly.

He says personally, he has signed up about 100 people. That doesn’t include people who have bought memberships over the website.

The riding association announced Feb. 26 the nomination meeting will be held March 29, starting at 1:30 at the Mountain Canadian Legion,435 Limeridge Road E.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Duvall.

Hamilton mountain councillor Scott Duvall looking forward to March nomination meeting

News Feb 27, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

 By Kevin Werner, News Staff

 Hamilton Mountain councillor Scott Duvall is downplaying any hint of friction between himself and Bryan Adamczyk as they clash for the NDP federal riding association’s nomination meeting.

“I have a lot of respect for Bryan,” said Duvall.

The Ward 7 councillor said when he announced he was seeking the nomination after incumbent NDP MP Chris Charlton announced last fall she wasn’t seeking re-election, Duvall said he met privately with Adamaczyk. That meeting, said Duvall went a long way to clear the air, and has produced a collegial atmosphere as both try to win the nomination.

“We are fighting it out but there is no animosity,” said Duvall. 58, “We had a good chat and we shook hands.”

Duvall has also met with Charlton.

There has been an attempt to characterize the nomination as a “family feud” among the close-knit NDP community, pitting Duvall and Hamilton Mountain NDP MPP Monique Taylor against Adamczyk and Chris and Brian Charlton. Duvall downplays any animosity between them. He acknowledges he supportedTaylor’s provincial nomination bid over Adamczyk in the 2011contest. Taylor had been Duvall’s administrative assistant during his time at city hall. The Charltons backed Adamczyk at the time, and are continuing to lend their support in this race.

Adamczyk, 66, had been the Mountain NDP federal riding association president, and ran as the NDP provincial candidate against Liberal Sophia Aggelonitis in 2007, but lost.

Duvall says, though, that he expects if either candidate loses the nomination, the entire NDP membership will band together during the federal election to vote in their candidate.

“This is a democracy,” he says.

Duvall has also seen the cries for him to resign his council seat die down after an initial uproar soon after he announced his candidacy in January.

“I’m getting a lot of people who say they are supporting me regardless of the party,” he said. “They are wishing me good luck. They say they don’t want to see me move on but will support me.”

In the last municipal election Duvall was easily re-elected by about 8,700 votes. Duvall was first elected to city council in 2006 taking over the ward that had been represented by Bill Kelly.

He says personally, he has signed up about 100 people. That doesn’t include people who have bought memberships over the website.

The riding association announced Feb. 26 the nomination meeting will be held March 29, starting at 1:30 at the Mountain Canadian Legion,435 Limeridge Road E.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Duvall.

Hamilton mountain councillor Scott Duvall looking forward to March nomination meeting

News Feb 27, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

 By Kevin Werner, News Staff

 Hamilton Mountain councillor Scott Duvall is downplaying any hint of friction between himself and Bryan Adamczyk as they clash for the NDP federal riding association’s nomination meeting.

“I have a lot of respect for Bryan,” said Duvall.

The Ward 7 councillor said when he announced he was seeking the nomination after incumbent NDP MP Chris Charlton announced last fall she wasn’t seeking re-election, Duvall said he met privately with Adamaczyk. That meeting, said Duvall went a long way to clear the air, and has produced a collegial atmosphere as both try to win the nomination.

“We are fighting it out but there is no animosity,” said Duvall. 58, “We had a good chat and we shook hands.”

Duvall has also met with Charlton.

There has been an attempt to characterize the nomination as a “family feud” among the close-knit NDP community, pitting Duvall and Hamilton Mountain NDP MPP Monique Taylor against Adamczyk and Chris and Brian Charlton. Duvall downplays any animosity between them. He acknowledges he supportedTaylor’s provincial nomination bid over Adamczyk in the 2011contest. Taylor had been Duvall’s administrative assistant during his time at city hall. The Charltons backed Adamczyk at the time, and are continuing to lend their support in this race.

Adamczyk, 66, had been the Mountain NDP federal riding association president, and ran as the NDP provincial candidate against Liberal Sophia Aggelonitis in 2007, but lost.

Duvall says, though, that he expects if either candidate loses the nomination, the entire NDP membership will band together during the federal election to vote in their candidate.

“This is a democracy,” he says.

Duvall has also seen the cries for him to resign his council seat die down after an initial uproar soon after he announced his candidacy in January.

“I’m getting a lot of people who say they are supporting me regardless of the party,” he said. “They are wishing me good luck. They say they don’t want to see me move on but will support me.”

In the last municipal election Duvall was easily re-elected by about 8,700 votes. Duvall was first elected to city council in 2006 taking over the ward that had been represented by Bill Kelly.

He says personally, he has signed up about 100 people. That doesn’t include people who have bought memberships over the website.

The riding association announced Feb. 26 the nomination meeting will be held March 29, starting at 1:30 at the Mountain Canadian Legion,435 Limeridge Road E.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Duvall.