And Here is my Big Announcement

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And Here is my Big Announcement

 

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I Caved!!!!

After watching my Father and Grandfather serve their local community in various organizations for years I vowed never to get involved in politics.  I have said many times I would never even consider it. But, when Jerry Flynn dropped out of the Carleton Place Mayor’s race and Kory Earle got snubbed last week, I just couldn’t stand it anymore.

I hummed and hawed for a long time until I saw Paul Dulmage on Monday. In one second I was not going to run, and in the next second I walked out of the restaurant running. I just needed that push, and as you know you do not argue with Mr. Dulmage. He was right and I needed to get my butt in gear.

I thank the lovely people that I care about that signed my sponsor book, and much love goes out to Steve Yaver, Glenda Mahoney, Carole and Bill Flint and Cara Lewis from Under Pressure for emotional support.

 

My mandate: work together responsibly, get stuff done and as Bill Slade reminded me: “bring some sanity back to the town of Carleton Place!”

That’s all I want– let’s get Carleton Place back on the map in a good way without the insanity.

 

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I am now part of three generations caring about local community- and I know they are laughing up in heaven right now and saying I finally joined ‘the firm”. I have lived in Carleton Place since 1981 but still considered a ‘newcomer”. I work hard and care and I was raised to care about where you live and be a ‘dooer’

 

Linda Knight Seccaspina- running for Council Town of Carleton Place 2018

I follow three generations in caring about community.

Arthur J. Knight

Deputy Mayor and Alderman of Cowansville, Quebec

Campaign Manager and supporter of Jean Jacques Bertrand 21st Premier of Quebec

Cowansville Masonic Lodge

Branch #99 Cowansville Canadian Legion

 

Frederick J. Knight

Cowansville School Board 1952-1964

One of the founders of Branch #99 Canadian Legion Cowansville, Quebec

Grand Master of Cowansville Masonic Lodge

 

Mary L. Knight

Rebeka Lodge

Canadian Legion #99 Cowansville

And so many other things there would be no room– she was a HUGE ‘dooer’ as they say– and made me DO too LOL

“Mary L Knight Room” dedicated to her for all her years at Trinity Church in Cowansville (Anglican) and she was so devoted she died in the church pew 10 minutes before a Sunday service. Now that’s community service!

 

Louise Knight

Lady in waiting to Queen Victoria ( maybe we shouldn’t add that one LOL)

 

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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