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Mayor’s husband hints at council run in 2010

Embattled-mayor Linda Jackson’s number one booster may throw his hat into the ring of municipal politics come 2010.

Mario Campese, Jackson’s husband and first vice president of the Vaughan Conservative riding association, says entering the fray would be one way to have his voice heard in defence of the mayor.

“I have possible intentions of perhaps running in the municipal election in 2010, simply because this way I’m able to speak out,” he said recently from his Kleinburg office.

What council position he may seek is up for consideration, Campese said, depending on what will open up.

“For people to try to intimidate her and stop her, saying, ‘Your husband has got to stay out of provincial and federal politics because he’s your husband,’ is strictly wrong,” he said.

As for the political machinations of Jackson’s opponents, Campese simply said, “They may have their plans, but we also have ours.”

Vaughan Today
Online: April 12, 2008 [link]