Council's longest-serving member says his daughters won't run but he will
Howard Moscoe is chasing an elusive perk at city hall.
“If you die in office, they name a park after you,” said the longtime councillor for Ward 15 Eglinton-Lawrence.
Refuting recent rumours that he would eventually bow out of the current race for city council in order to let his daughter run, Moscoe said his name will “absolutely be on the ballot” come election day.
“I’m not going anywhere,” said Moscoe. “There are too many unfinished things to do. I’m not leaving until the Lawrence Heights revitalization is done. It’s a major project.”
Although there had been speculation that someone close to him might run in his place, Moscoe said none of his three daughters have any plans to get involved in politics at the moment.
Although his eldest daughter, Cheryl, was a North York school trustee from 1988 to 1991, she hasn’t been involved in politics since.
Moscoe has two younger daughters as well, but the one lives in White Plains, New York, while the youngest just recently gave birth to twins.
“Politics is the furthest thing from her mind,” said Moscoe. “There are a lot of rumours going around at the moment,” he added.
First elected in 1978, Moscoe is currently the longest-serving member of city council.
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