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Originally from London, Ontario. Trustee Stephen Orser Seeks His Third Term in District 4

Former Councilor Stephen Orser has put his hat on the ring in the upcoming elections for the Fourth District of London.

Orser said that from his 2006 to 2014 he served two terms in the 4th District, and then in the 2014 election Jesse Helmer, the current Member of Parliament for the 4th District. He lost by more than 2,000 votes.

Helmer defeated Orser again in his 2018 local elections by more than his 1,300 votes.

Last year, Helmer announced in a joint letter with his Ward 3 Coun. Mo Salihsaid he would not seek re-election to create space for "new voices and diverse perspectives."

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"Very simple," Orser was asked in an interview with Global News on Tuesday why he decided to run for office again. Continue

"When I saw the people running, I didn't live in District 4 and didn't own a house here. After much discussion, I decided that I wanted to be a performer living in Ward 4 in my own home.”

As of Tuesday morning, Tariq Khan, Matt Nicolaidis, and Susan Stevenson were in the 4th Ward. Other candidates running for the ward.

 On the City of London Candidates webpage, Khan and Nikolaidis are both listed with addresses outside the 4th Ward, whereas Stevenson is listed with an address.

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“I made a mistake. I wasn't a perfect politician, I have my ward behind me," Orser added.

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Orser's vision for District 4 includes finalizing the redevelopment of the former McCormick factory at 1156 Dundas Street. If elected, he also hopes to locate the councilors' offices directly in his Village in the Old East.

"I want to serve the homeless. I want them to be able to pick up mail, come in and take a shower, get directions, whatever a city councilor can do," Orser said. 54}

Other plans include exploring potential federal, state, and local partnerships to build what Orser calls "homeless skyscrapers." It provides a "room where someone can stay safely".

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"We also want to consider a repatriation fund. No money, they are sleeping in the doorway, wanting help, asking for help and wanting to go back to their families, we help them go.

Nominations are closed With less than two weeks to go, Londoners have run out of time to declare their candidacy.

Nearly all of the incumbents planning to run again have already voted, with the exception of the 10th Council. Submitting nomination papers.Paul van Mebergen confirmed to Global News on Tuesday that he still intends to run again. have yet to declare whether they will run for re-election.

Londoners conducted a poll on 24 October.

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