NIAGARA VOTES | Two Mayoral candidates in Thorold

There are two candidates vying for the position of Mayor in Thorold.

Current Regional Councillor, and former Mayor Henry D'Angela is running alongside City Councillor Terry Ugulini.

D'Angela says he's seen too many mistakes at the region due to councillors lack of experience and it's costing the taxpayers a lot of money.

D'Angela's priorities include economic development, housing, and managing the growth in the city.

He says the state of regional politics is the worst he has ever seen, and he has supported an audit to investigate the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and a review into the CAO hiring fiasco.

He says work needs to continue on those matters to make sure the public is educated on what's happening at the Regional Council table.

When it comes to Thorold hosting a retail marijuana store, he says more research would need t be done. 

He says Thorold needs someone who is forward thinking to manage development.

To hear D'Angela's full interview with Tom McConnell, click here.

City Councillor Terry Ugulini says his top three priorities include economic development, affordable housing, value for the taxpayer.

He says he has the proven leadership qualities necessary to lead the city into the future. 

He says 22 years of experience as the President Business Manager of IBEW: Local 914 and he is familiar with working with various levels of government. 

When it comes to his city hosting a marijuana retail store, Ugulini says the new elected council will make a decision based on a staff report due.

He says marijuana can provide opportunities for municipalities, but he wants to make an informed decision.

Ugulini says it's safe to say that everyone is disappointed in Regional politics in Niagara right now, and not enough people are speaking out.

To hear Ugulini's full interview with Tom McConnell, click here.

A debate will be held in Thorold tonight at Club Capri.

Doors open at 6pm - debate starts at 7pm.