Today Joe Horneck declared his intention to run for Mississauga Ward 4 City Councillor in the upcoming by-election.

Joe Horneck is an experienced finance and banking professional. He has served as a Vice President for an international pension manager, managed teams on three different continents, and currently works as a senior project manager with a major Canadian bank. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Western GTA Summit MOVE Taskforce, a citizens’ advisory group that published an extensive report on unlocking gridlock in Peel Region in May 2014. Joe and his wife Laura chose Mississauga as the ideal place to raise their young family and they are passionate about wanting to see the city maintain its excellent quality of life.

Horneck commutes regularly to work along the Milton GO line. He is a leading advocate for improved transit in Peel Region, as demonstrated by his numerous community presentations, advocacy to multiple levels of government, and frequent media appearances. “Gridlock is both an economic and quality of life issue. It’s costly in productivity and health cost, but mostly people just want to get home in time to have dinner with their families and that’s what’s most important,” states Horneck.

“I want to turn Cooksville Station and Square One into smart transit hubs with greater integration to the rest of the region and city,” says Horneck. “We need all-day two-way GO traffic, combined with accelerated implementation of the LRT which will be integrated into Cooksville Station and the Square One bus terminal.”

“I intend to register as a candidate as soon as nominations open in January, and I will engage in a conversation with voters about how we can make travel times faster, efficiently manage the city’s finances, and make downtown Mississauga a destination.”

“I have done my homework and learned what residents of Mississauga value, and now is the time to provide a fresh outlook on the challenging issues that face Ward 4 and Mississauga.”

It is anticipated that on Wednesday December 17th Mississauga City Council will declare the Ward 4 Councillor position vacant and call a special council meeting for Monday January 5th to determine the date for a by-election.