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!
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!
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:
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.
Karl vom Dorff's 2018 Election Campaign Song for Cobourg Council
Dear Cobourg! This might be a first - a candidate writing a song about his home town for the elections! After months of reading, making ads, campaigning, planting lawn signs, I needed a break... I turn to music to relax.
This video's background track has a song that I wrote, composed, and recorded myself (here in Cobourg of course), with my own Cobourg material (videos and photos). A good friend helped with the guitar track, I did the rest on my synthesizer.
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.
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):
Spiral Wishing Well at our Beach
I have to commend our town for the excellent beach bar and live music at the canteen area by the beach. I have visited it several times, and it was packed every time. Who doesn't enjoy sunshine, live music and drinks with a beautiful view of the lake!? With Cobourg's beach becoming more and more popular to visitors, there's a strain on resources; on tax payers. The upkeep of the beach (grooming, dredging, landscaping, garbage collection, life guards, etc.) is expensive. Generating extra revenue for the town's coffers through the beach bar is an excellent idea.
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).
Election sign seeding!
Cobourg is sprouting 'Elect Karl' signs. It was a hot one out yesterday! I managed (with the help of one of my loyal volunteers) to spread out quite a few signs around Cobourg (and vicinity). You can see a distribution map below.
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.
Math & Accounting
Maintain and improve our town's infrastructure.
Brainstorm and implement affordable housing investment in Cobourg.
Increase long term care beds and increase accessibility in Cobourg.
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.