Esther Pauls gains support from former competitor in Hamilton Mountain provincial Tory nomination race

News Sep 17, 2017 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

Esther Pauls, in the running for the Hamilton Mountain provincial Tory nomination, received a boost in her bid to win the contest when Allan Miles dropped out and asked his supporters to back the business owner.

“She is the better candidate,” said Miles. “I have been trying to get her to run for the last four years. I have asked the people who back me to support her.”

Miles ran for the federal Conservatives in the 2015 election, losing out to the NDP's Scott Duvall. He finished second in 2014 in the Ward 6 public school trustee race to Kathy Archer.

This is Pauls' first venture into politics, besides mayoral campaigns for Bob Bratina and Fred Eisenberger.

The Mountain resident, who co-owns the Runner’s Den in Westdale, said she appreciated Miles’ decision.

“That was very nice of him,” she said.

Miles said Pauls “crosses all the parties” and attracts people from different political spectrums.

“She connects with people,” he said.

With Miles out of the running, that leaves Pauls and activist Sarah Warry-Poljanski left to battle it out for the nomination scheduled for Sept. 25 at Michelangelo Banquet Centre on Upper Ottawa Street.

Warry-Poljanski said she feels confident of her chances for the nomination. She said she has worked hard to sign up new members for the critical vote.

The Hamilton Mountain riding is currently represented by  the NDP's Monique Taylor. The Liberals have yet to nominate a candidate for the provincial election, which is scheduled for June 2018.

Esther Pauls gains support from former competitor in Hamilton Mountain provincial Tory nomination race

But Sarah Warry-Poljanski says she's confident she'll get nomination at Sept. 25 runoff

News Sep 17, 2017 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

Esther Pauls, in the running for the Hamilton Mountain provincial Tory nomination, received a boost in her bid to win the contest when Allan Miles dropped out and asked his supporters to back the business owner.

“She is the better candidate,” said Miles. “I have been trying to get her to run for the last four years. I have asked the people who back me to support her.”

Miles ran for the federal Conservatives in the 2015 election, losing out to the NDP's Scott Duvall. He finished second in 2014 in the Ward 6 public school trustee race to Kathy Archer.

This is Pauls' first venture into politics, besides mayoral campaigns for Bob Bratina and Fred Eisenberger.

The Mountain resident, who co-owns the Runner’s Den in Westdale, said she appreciated Miles’ decision.

“That was very nice of him,” she said.

Miles said Pauls “crosses all the parties” and attracts people from different political spectrums.

“She connects with people,” he said.

With Miles out of the running, that leaves Pauls and activist Sarah Warry-Poljanski left to battle it out for the nomination scheduled for Sept. 25 at Michelangelo Banquet Centre on Upper Ottawa Street.

Warry-Poljanski said she feels confident of her chances for the nomination. She said she has worked hard to sign up new members for the critical vote.

The Hamilton Mountain riding is currently represented by  the NDP's Monique Taylor. The Liberals have yet to nominate a candidate for the provincial election, which is scheduled for June 2018.

Esther Pauls gains support from former competitor in Hamilton Mountain provincial Tory nomination race

But Sarah Warry-Poljanski says she's confident she'll get nomination at Sept. 25 runoff

News Sep 17, 2017 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

Esther Pauls, in the running for the Hamilton Mountain provincial Tory nomination, received a boost in her bid to win the contest when Allan Miles dropped out and asked his supporters to back the business owner.

“She is the better candidate,” said Miles. “I have been trying to get her to run for the last four years. I have asked the people who back me to support her.”

Miles ran for the federal Conservatives in the 2015 election, losing out to the NDP's Scott Duvall. He finished second in 2014 in the Ward 6 public school trustee race to Kathy Archer.

This is Pauls' first venture into politics, besides mayoral campaigns for Bob Bratina and Fred Eisenberger.

The Mountain resident, who co-owns the Runner’s Den in Westdale, said she appreciated Miles’ decision.

“That was very nice of him,” she said.

Miles said Pauls “crosses all the parties” and attracts people from different political spectrums.

“She connects with people,” he said.

With Miles out of the running, that leaves Pauls and activist Sarah Warry-Poljanski left to battle it out for the nomination scheduled for Sept. 25 at Michelangelo Banquet Centre on Upper Ottawa Street.

Warry-Poljanski said she feels confident of her chances for the nomination. She said she has worked hard to sign up new members for the critical vote.

The Hamilton Mountain riding is currently represented by  the NDP's Monique Taylor. The Liberals have yet to nominate a candidate for the provincial election, which is scheduled for June 2018.