Comments from Residents
Strong Leadership - proven track record - active community member
What people are saying
"I'm pleased to offer my endorsement and support to Don Hamilton in his bid to become Mayor of Markham. I appreciate how he was one of very few Regional Councillors who voted to protect the Greenbelt from urban sprawl development. Don has demonstrated steadfast concern for our environment and his leadership will be welcomed as the next Mayor of our City."
"I have been a resident of Markham for 50 years and believe there should be a change in the Mayor's office. Therefore my vote will be for Don Hamilton for Mayor in the upcoming election."
"Don Hamilton has been an exceptional and unifying public servant to Markham and will be an outstanding Mayor. Don has been a stabilizing voice on council in guiding Markham's growth. He unquestionably has the best grasp of how to balance the potential benefits of development with the long term needs of our community. Markham needs to keep a close eye on our future plans and we also need a mayor that won't mortgage that future for quick cash and glory projects. Fully protecting and embracing of Markham's unique multicultural character, Don is the best candidate to put us on the positive track toward managed growth, good governance, and a prosperous community for our children to inherit."
Thank you for all that you are doing to create change in Markham.
Just wanted to wish you the very best in your run for mayor. It IS time for a change. I appreciate your past efforts on the community’s behalf and know they will continue when elected. All the best and good luck with the campaign.
You have been a great Councillor, fantastic Deputy Mayor and I am sure that you will be an amazing Mayor! You can definitely count on our support.
I am pleased to support Don Hamilton in his bid for Mayor of the City of Markham. I believe he has the knowledge and commitment to best represent the needs of the citizens of Markham. Good luck Don!!!
Mayor Hamilton - it has got a nice ring to it! Congratulations on your decision to run to become mayor or Markham! I, of course, read it in your newsletter. You are a formidable candidate and will be the next great mayor!
Thrilled to support your campaign, Don. It IS time for a fresh perspective as our great City continues to grow.
Don Hamilton, Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor has been a hard working, honest, and very supportive person in our Community over the years. I am very grateful for all the advice and assistance he has provided in the past. I wish him well and good luck!
Our 2 votes will go to you! Wish you all the success.
You certainly have strong support here in our community and I will do what I can to get you into the Mayor’s chair! Thank you once again for always being available to give us a hand here.
Great to see that you are running for Mayor. I think you will do a great job leading the City! We will spread the word and support your drive for the position.
Yes, it's time for change. Good luck
I understand you will be running for Mayor and if you need to put up road signs you are more than welcome on our front lawn. We really appreciate how you have tried to counter the absurd decisions that have been made and who knows, maybe you will clean up the mess that our street has become. Wishing you the best of luck!
Don, you have my vote and a donation.
Congratulations on running for Mayor! I’m very excited for you and look forward to the good news. I’ll definitely help spread the word within the community as well. Best of luck!
This is very good news for Markham Don. Headline news really. We need new faces and new fresh and creative ideas. My lawn will accommodate your sign if you use them. My wife and I wish you the best.
I am very excited that you are running for Mayor. Please let me know how I can help.
Congratulations on running for Mayor of Markham. Although I no longer live in Markham I think that you would make an excellent Mayor! I have made a donation to your campaign. Good Luck
So glad to see you run for Mayor. I wish you much success. Time for change.
You got my vote Don!
Thanks for letting me know you are running to be Mayor. You can count on maximum contribution from me. You will be a great Mayor and we appreciate all your assistance to date !!
You don’t know how glad we are to see your name under mayor candidate for the next municipal elections. Thank you for coming back. You definitely have our votes.
Let us know if there is anything we can help you with - in terms of volunteering or anything 🙂 Best Wishes on a successful campaign!
I just came across the news that you will be running for this year’s election as the Mayor. I was incredibly excited when I heard the news! I've been following your political journey and I wanted to wish you the utmost best of luck. We just moved back to Markham and that makes me even more excited for this year’s election. You definitely have my respect and vote from my family and me. Wishing you the best of luck during the election race.
We are so glad you have decided to run for the Mayor! Yes, Markham is due for change and we hope it will be you who will lead it. The best of success with your campaign!
At last we can contribute to a Don Hamilton campaign! Good luck Don - hope you're our new Mayor!! You deserve it.... and Markham needs your steady hand at the wheel. We are spreading the word amongst our neighbours.
Hope the best man wins. (That's you)
Great to see you on Main Street Unionville and hear the great news you are running for Mayor. Both of us would be happy to help with your campaign.
I read with great excitement that you are in the running for Mayor. Congratulations! Do let me know if you will need volunteers for anything. I will be happy to help.
"Having served as Chair of Markham's Race Relations Committee from October 2018 to April 2021 and having considered the track record of the two mayoral candidates on significant municipal issues, I have decided to endorse Don Hamilton to be the next Mayor of Markham. As Markham continues to develop into a major Canadian city, it's time for new leadership to manage the anticipated new challenges. Old attitudes do not fit with Markham's future."
"We are delighted that you have decided to be a candidate for Mayor in Markham in the Municipal elections. You are a person of principle. We have been impress by your willingness to take a stand for positions which seem to be right, though not necessarily popular. You have invested a lot of energy and time in serving Markham and York Region in a multitude of ways. Thank you. We wish you success in the upcoming Municipal election."
"I have known Don Hamilton for several years and his work speaks for itself. He is honest, down-to-earth, professional and approachable whenever we meet, which is sometimes at the grocery store or at a public meeting. He is the voice of today's Markham with new approaches and the ability to bring people together. I am supporting Don for Mayor as it's time for a new leader and he will do a great job. I encourage you to give him your vote."
I am so glad to see that you are running for Mayor. You would be great and a long overdue breath of fresh air. Time to get the current Mayor out of there! You can count on 4 votes from my family and I'm certain that you'll get my mother's too. Wishing you a solid victory,
Markham’s time has come for a new fresh approach to running the City. You have been an effective and responsible Ward and Regional Councillor, and a Deputy Mayor, so there is no reason for you not to be a great Mayor who knows the way the system functions, but has a fresh perspective on things. The best of success! You can do it!
We are thrilled that you’re running for Mayor next term. We pray and hope you will succeed with wide margins; you have always supported us so it would be our pleasure to return the favour. Also, as ex-staff and current Unionville residents, we have always known you to listen and sincerely care for your constituents. You represent all our interests and values well. We are very tired of the current Mayor, as he only cares about big corporations and developers. We are here to support you.
To the next Mayor of Markham. Sincerely wishing you success in the upcoming municipal election. I have confidence that you will become the next Mayor of Markham!!! All the best!
Thank you, Deputy Mayor Hamilton, for running for Mayor, and for your amazing service to the residents of the City of Markham as the Deputy Mayor (former Ward Councillor, and teacher). I am confident you will serve Markham well and look forward to you serving as our Mayor.
Very pleased to support you and your campaign. Best of luck!
Thank you for running Don, it is time for a change. We appreciate your challenging the mayor on certain issues and standing up for the rights of residents.
Good luck in winning your campaign for Mayor of Markham. We sure need a change! Thanks for your support over the years.
I want to wish you the best of luck in running for Mayor of Markham. You have my vote! It is definitely time for a change!
I believe you are running for the Mayoral race. That’s a great news. Wish you the very best. If there is any way I can help / support, happy to do so.
Very happy to hear that you are running for Mayor! It is indeed time for a change. I would be happy to help in any way I can. Thank you for the excellent job you do.
Glad to hear that you are running for the top position! You have always been very helpful in guiding us and you certainly have our support. If there is anything else we can do please do not hesitate to ask.
Good luck. We are looking forward to your win!
Great to see you are running for mayor! You have my full support, plus any influence I may have.
I’m glad to see you run for the position of Mayor!.. I have just made a contribution towards your campaign. Best Wishes.
Definitely you can count on my financial support for Mayor. I’m truly honoured to be able to help. We have known each other for several years. You’re my favourite teacher I’ve ever had. I will be contributing the maximum amount. You can use my lawn to set up as many signs and how big you’d like. Always can count on our support!
So glad to hear that you are running for Mayor. It is time for change and I know lots of people who feel the same. You have our vote and I hope you succeed.
Don...congratulations on taking the election plunge! You are very popular with Markham voters, so it will be an interesting race. If there is something we can do to help, don't hesitate to ask. We have made a donation and would be fine with a lawn sign.
You can count on me. I have been waiting for a long time to hear this news!
I'm here for this race! You let me know how I can help. This is great for democracy in Markham and I’m all about that. Make the lobbyist registry an issue. Get it Don!
VERY GLAD to hear that you are running for Mayor. You are definitely a strong candidate that we sincerely hope will win in the upcoming Mayor's race.
You have my vote! Just saw on the Markham election website that you are running for the Mayor's office!! Let me know if I can be any help at your campaign and if you are accepting donations. I am in full support. Wishing you all the best and I truly believe that you will be the best Mayor for City of Markham.
Great news. We will definitely be supporting you. “The cheque is in the mail” as the saying goes. If there is anyway that I can help with your campaign please let me know. I have time+. Will help with anything, office work or grunt work on the trail, what ever is required to bring success.
Thank you so much for running again! We need your voice on Council!! Thank you for challenging our current Mayor. I agree it's time for change. Very best wishes for a successful campaign!
I wish you a very successful campaign for your seat as Mayor of Markham. Thank you for all your good work in the past.
Spreading the word to my relatives in Markham. My whole family is behind you and hope you win in a landslide.