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!
Sponsor me by offering to post my sign!
Would you like to sponsor my election campaign!? The best thing you could do without opening your wallets is offer a place for my sign at your residence of business. As a token of my appreciation, I will put all commercial sponsor logos with links to their websites on my website.
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 :)
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:
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.
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.
Automated Pay Toilets & Public Space Monetization
Automated Public Washrooms
Part of the Waterfront District's Final plan is to upgrade and expand public washrooms around the beach area. Why not have a two-tier system? In addition to the free public washrooms that are already there, if new ones are going to be built, it could be beneficial to offer tourists and residents a choice - free or automated pay toilets. After travelling Europe, I wondered why APTs (automated pay toilets) weren't as popular here. It is very common to see APTs everywhere in Europe.
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.