Bruce and Jenny own their home in this riding; only half of the candidates can say that. And, no matter what the result of this nomination process is, Bruce and Jenny will be living here afterwards. Bruce Lamb is committed
to this riding.
If someone wins this nomination who lives outside the riding,
it will become a campaign issue in the upcoming election. Our
candidate must be able to speak on behalf of the people of our
community -- and you can't do that if you don't live here.
2. Bruce is electable (and re-electable).
Bruce was an Alderman in the Township of West Lincoln between
1991 and 1997, inclusive, and was Deputy Mayor for six months
of that time. While on Council, he served as Chair of Planning
and Development, Chair of the Economic Development Committee,
and Chair of the Four Municipalities Waste Management Committee,
which oversaw the construction of the Niagara Road 12 Landfill
that serves West Lincoln, Pelham, Lincoln and Grimsby. Bruce chaired
the committee to negotiate with the union for a new contract in
his first term. Bruce always made sure he was involved in the
budget process to ensure ratepayers were receiving the best value
for their tax dollars.
In his first election for council in West Lincoln, Bruce was
elected as the only new member of council that term. Bruce ran
with the promise of not supporting a mill-rate increase greater
than the rate of inflation. During the 6 years that Bruce was
on Council, there was no increase in the mill rate whatsoever,
and yet they built a new town hall, library, fire station and
paved more gravel roads than any time prior.
When Bruce ran three years later he was the only member of council
that was re-elected following the implementation of some controversial
Bruce has proven that people will vote for him. Bruce has proven
he can earn the trust of constituents. When faced with tough decisions
he will do the right thing and he has the skills to defend his
decisions. Bruce retired (voluntarily) from municipal politics
after that second term at the age of 35.
3. Bruce has paid his (political) dues.
Bruce has been working on Conservative and Progressive Conservative
campaigns since 1984, starting with Tom Hockin's campaign in London
West. Between elections, Bruce has served on the Boards of Directors
of Conservative and PC riding associations wherever he has lived.
Director - Conservative Party of Canada - Lambton-Kent-Middlesex
EDA (2014 to July 2018). Bruce stepped down to pursue nomination.
Member - Ontario Progressive Conservative Party - Lambton-Kent-Middlesex
EDA (2007 to current)
Director, CFO - Conservative Party of Canada - Niagara West-Glanbrook
EDA (2004 to 2006)
Director, Erie Lincoln Progressive Conservative Association
(1991 to 2004). Sought nomination in 1992.
Director, Member - Erie Lincoln Provincial P.C. Riding Association
(1991 to 2006)
Director, Member - Halton Centre Provincial PC Association
(1987 to 1990)
Director, Member - Halton PC Association (1988 to 1990)
Member - University of Western Ontario PC Association (1982
Since that first campaign in 1984, Bruce has worked on 15 municipal,
provincial and federal campaigns. He has pounded up signs, assisted
with fundraising, been the Chief Financial Agent, coordinated
volunteers, worked to get out the vote on election day, scrutineered
the vote count and served as a campaign manager. Bruce worked
on social media and digital marketing for Bev Shipley's 2015 campaign.
Endorsement from Dean Allison (MP, Niagara West)
4. Bruce and Jenny own a farm.
In 2015, Bruce and Jenny moved from their home in North Middlesex
(7 km. west of Lucan) to a home and farm in Middlesex Centre.
In addition to taking care of their horses and boarding horses
for others, they work with the Robson family a couple of concession
roads north to do the heavy lifting during the planting, spraying
and harvest of soybeans and corn on their workable land.
Other candidates can say they have lived and worked on farms
(and that is a good thing) but Bruce Lamb is the only candidate
in this nomination race who is a current Ontario Federation of
Agriculture (OFA) member.
In managing their farm, Bruce also has the experience of fixing
things that break -- there is always something to be fixed on
a farm. Sort of like government, really.
5. Nobody will out-work Bruce.
You will not find a harder worker.
Small business owners and farmers certainly know that hard work
and long hours are part of the job. Whether it be in growing several
very successful businesses from scratch, helping out with Lions
charity events, working on Bev Shipley's campaign or training
for 24 marathons (which included five Boston marathons), Bruce
Lamb has proven that he is a very hard worker.
This nomination process for Bruce began the moment Bev Shipley
announced his retirement and Bruce's daily schedule hasn't changed
much since. Bruce starts each morning at the computer putting
together a list of people he will try to meet that day cross-referenced
with the large geography of the riding. A large percentage of
the day is spent on the road meeting potential Conservative members,
all while keeping his business moving forward. When it is too
dark for visits, Bruce heads home to follow up with emails through
Bruce Lamb will not be out-worked in this campaign. You have
the opportunity to put this hard work-ethic to work for you in
6. Bruce supports his community.
Yes, Bruce is a hard-worker in everything he puts his heart and
mind into. This statement is true, not just for politics and business,
but also for his charitable and volunteer work within our community.
His community involvment includes:
Lucan District Lions Club: Current member, past-Treasurer,
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Conservative Riding Association (2014
to July 2018, stepped down to pursue nomination).
Ivey School of Business at Western University - Entrepreneur
in Residence, New Venture Project Judge - 2013 to present.
Race director of Canada Day Half Marathon (12 years running),
St. Pats 5K and another 5K race -- All races are free.
Lucan Leprechauns Old-Timers Hockey Team - Team Coordinator.
Western Mustangs - Bruce/Gamble and Tori/Joey gallop a lap
of the track when the Western Mustangs football team scores
Lucan Area Trails Association - Founder, Member.
Canadian Blood Services - Bruce has donated whole blood over
Running for the Conservative Party nomination here in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex
is the ultimate in 'giving back' to our community. Hard work and
passion combine to give us the qualities we are looking for in
our representative on Parliament Hill.
7. Bruce is a small business owner.
Bruce and Jenny have founded and grown two successful businesses
The first small business Bruce and Jenny started was selling
AutoCAD software. They began this venture just three years out
of university. Long nights and hard work built that business up
to $7 million in annual sales and 11 sales offices across Canada.
They incorporated their second (and current) business, Avalanche
Search Marketing, in 1999 to do search engine optimization and
digital marketing. Avalanche Search Marketing services over 75
active clients throughout Canada and the U.S. today.
8. Bruce is a fiscal conservative.
One of the key things you need to know about Bruce is that he
is Conservative through-and-through. One of the primary reasons
you should consider voting for him is his strong belief that a
government that is running a deficit is simply taxing future generations
-- and that situation is unacceptable. The current government
will add $80 billion to our country's accumulated debt over their
four-year mandate. These ongoing deficits are totally unnecessary,
and yet our children and grandchildren will be paying the interest
on that additional debt for the rest of their lives.
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