1. Candidate Bio:
Wesley Jackson is a lawyer and a married father of two, who enjoys writing, cycling, photography, movies and travel. Wesley has been helping the people of Brampton as a lawyer and volunteer for over 15 years. Wesley has volunteered his time with charities such as In Kind Canada and Buddys ‘N Bows, and raises money annually in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer to support cancer research, and the Ride for Heart in honor of lost family members.
Wesley Jackson first moved to Brampton in 1983, later moving to Heart Lake where his family would live until he finished school. The youngest of three boys being raised by a single mother, he worked his way through university, first earning an Economics degree from the University of Waterloo, and later his Law degree from the University of Western Ontario. Following his call to the bar, he practiced law with a full service Brampton law firm where he was active in a variety of practice groups. In September of 2009, he established his own firm, Wesley Jackson Professional Corporation, where he helps his client close their real estate deals, incorporate their businesses and plan their estates.
In his day to day work, Wesley sees first-hand how people are struggling with debt, household expenses, and struggling to balance their work with life, all while trying to afford to buy and maintain their homes. His clients absolutely need evening and weekend appointments, because they spend long hours on the roads to get to and from their out of town jobs just to make ends meet. He knows that public service is the best way to do more for his clients. Wesley Jackson wants to create a city where everyone has the same opportunities he had to pursue his passions in education and in life. His goal to build a “30 Minute City” will ensure people can afford to work hard, play fair and live well, all within the City of Brampton.
2. What are your three top priorities for Brampton?
“Build a 30 Minute City“–where people will have the opportunity to have all of your amenities and needs accessible within 30 minutes of their home, be it your place of employment, your doctor and dentist, retail, entertainment, recreation, education and leisure. Addressing the shortfalls in our traffic, zoning, development and planning models brought about by rapid and unprecedented growth will enable us to respond to constantly evolving demands on our infrastructure.
Candidate contact info:
Social Media: @MayorWes2018