Colle follows in MPP father's political footsteps

[attach]2643[/attach]Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor-elect Josh Colle has won a hard-fought race in Ward 15.

Pulling in 6,668 of the votes, Colle beat out Rob Davis, who trailed with 5,399 votes.

“The first thing I am going to do is bring City Hall back to the community and open up the doors to City Hall because I think that is what the people want,” said Colle at his campaign party at California Sandwiches shortly after final tallies began rolling in.

“It’s been an amazing process. We have heard a lot of the anger out there, but my response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Colle, who was a Catholic school board trustee.

Colle was endorsed by outgoing veteran Councillor Howard Moscoe, who has represented parts of the area since 1978.

Colle’s father Mike Colle is a Liberal MPP representing Eglinton-Lawrence on the provincial level. Colle is pushing for a more collaborative approach at city hall, supports the current plan for light rail transit on Eglinton Avenue and wants to turn local schools into community hubs.

[attach]2644[/attach]At his campaign party on Eglinton West, Davis was graceful in defeat.

“I acknowledge the voters have spoken and they have chosen a different path. I accept that,” he said.