Elect Karlfor Councillor!

Elect Karlfor Councillor!

About Me

Stewardship

Transparency

Honesty

Integrity

Due Diligence

I was born and raised in Cobourg and have lived most of my life here. Cobourg is the envy of visitors from all over the world - with good reason. The excellent management of our town is something I would wish to uphold as a potential councillor and continue Cobourg's legacy as the 'feel good town'.

This website is intended for the electorate of Cobourg who wish to learn more about me. I feel that people should know who they're voting for, and this information is to help in that regard shall they or myself not be able to meet in person.

My full name is Karl vom Dorff. My surname is difficult to pronounce so it's easier for people to just use my first name. I was born and raised in Cobourg and have lived in our beautiful town most of my life. I am single, male, and almost forty years old this year!

My Blog

Campaign Literature
15 September 2018

Campaign Literature

Over the next few weeks, I am going to try to come by your residence to you meet in person! If you see me coming to your house, I won't be able to make it up your steps... I would appreciate it, if you see me and wish to discuss something, to just come outside to talk :)

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26 July 2018

Town Council Meetings on YouTube

Do you want to know what's been decided in Cobourg, how often council meets, how your money is being spent, who complained about 'x, y and z'. The Town of Cobourg posts its council meetings regularily on YouTube for everyone to enjoy!

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Which Degrees are Most Difficult to Attain?
10 August 2018

Which Degrees are Most Difficult to Attain?

According to thebestcollege.org, a biology degree is the most difficlut degree to attain: 'A biology major can prepare students for careers in the medical and science fields. Some biology majors pursue graduate education or certifications. However, biology is one of the hardest college majors, as coursework generally emphasizes difficult topics including chemistry, physiology, microbiology, and biochemistry.

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27 September 2018

All candidates at the Salvation Army

I'm just posting my handout from the all candidates meeting at the Salvation Army regarding affordable housing. Click the PDF below for my thoughts and plans.

salvation

For what it's worth, I found this article extremely helpful in identifying endless examples of what municipalities can do in terms of affordable housing (click below): 

The municipal role in meeting Ontario's affordable housing needs

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Q & A with the NCCofC and DBIA
19 September 2018

Q & A with the NCCofC and DBIA

The Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Improvement Association wrote all candidates to answer a survey of ten questions. I would appreciate any corrections or criticism. I am here to listen and learn - email me Click on the image below to read the PDF:

qanda

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11 September 2018

Meet, Greet & Chat with me at CJs!

I will be attending Bill Patchett's appreciation lunch on Sept. 15th at CJ's in Cobourg! Please come by to meet and chat with me thereafter (around 3 p.m).

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Increasing Accessibility Awareness in Cobourg
08 August 2018

Increasing Accessibility Awareness in Cobourg

Let's face it - Cobourg has an aging demographic (source). If we are all lucky to live long fulfilling lives, chances are we'll have physical ailments. Be it a limp, loss of vision, dependence on a walker/wheelchair, etc. You can really only fathom the position of being disabled, when you're actually disabled.

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17 October 2018

Cobourg Yacht Club Responses

The Cobourg Yacht Club sent me a series of questions they needed addressed for information purposes to help their decision making process with respect to councillor candidates.

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Skillset

How I rate my strengths and weaknesses

We all have our strengths and weaknesses. We can't all be good at everything, and there's always someone smarter than you in the room! Below is a subjective display/rating on how I place my strengths and weaknesses.

Punctuality

95%

Information Technology

90%

Creativity

90%

Math & Accounting

85%

Written Communication

100%

Oration

75%

Organization

95%

Platform Focus

  • Infrastructure

    Maintain and improve our town's infrastructure.

  • Housing

    Brainstorm and implement affordable housing investment in Cobourg. 

  • Aging/Access

    Increase long term care beds and increase accessibility in Cobourg.

  • Finances

    Keeping tabs on the budget via expenditures and savings

This is a limited example of my core focus. I will further explain my platform and campaign through my blog
in the coming weeks, including my support for important local organizations such as the CTA, DBIA, Rotary Club, Lion's Club, Knights of Columbus etc.

COBOURG VOTES ON OCT. 22nd!

Have your say, vote Karl for Councillor.

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