Meet the Candidates for Dundas City Council

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The City Council is the legislative branch of the government. Any new laws, tax changes, and appointments must be approved by them. The council is made up of 4 members and the Mayor who each serve for a 4 year term.

Candidates (elect 2)
Ashley Gallagher
Anna O’Donnell
Grant Modory (incumbent)

Ashley Gallagher

Q. Please list any current political offices you hold. Please list any previous political office you’ve held.
A. I’ve been a part of various advisory boards and planning and zoning commissions, but never held an elected position.

Q. Please list any civic, community, or professional organizations/clubs your a part of.
A.I am currently Chair of the Dundas Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. I have lived in Dundas for 10 years, with my Husband and two young children, and have been on the Commission for all 10 years. I enjoy working with people in the community and am ready to serve in a different capacity as a City Council member.

Q. What qualifies for the office your running for?
A. I have always been interested in policy and landuse. My degree from the University of Minnesota, and career in soil and water conservation/watershed management have taught me a lot about working with elected and appointed boards. I think it’s helpful to know how various organizations operate. It gives me the opportunity to analyze what decision-making process works best for a particular board or organization.

Q. What inspired you to run for office? If you running for reelection why do you want to stay in office?
A. I think Dundas is a great place to live, and I want to be a champion for our City. We have a fair amount of new and planned development, and there is a newly formed Economic Development Authority (EDA)! I want to make sure we are progressing but also maintaining the aspects of Dundas that citizens are proud of.

Q. What does being a leader mean to you?
A. Leadership is about listening and getting to know people. A good leader encourages people to use their skills to do more for themselves and for their community. Leaders are not afraid to take on hard topics. They can identify problems, but they must also propose solutions or solicit ideas from the community to solve problems. I strive to be a trusted and respected leader and will do so by respecting the viewpoints of everyone.

Anna O’Donnell

Q. Please list any current political offices you hold. Please list any previous political office you’ve held.
A. n/a

Q. Please list any civic, community, or professional organizations/clubs your a part of.
A. Former Board Member of the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters

Q. What qualifies for the office your running for?
A. I have been a resident of Dundas since 2012, my education is in Accounting and Business Management. I currently work at Goodney and Associates in Northfield as an accountant.

Q. What inspired you to run for office? If you running for reelection why do you want to stay in office?
A. I heard there was a need for people to fill the open positions and I thought it would be beneficial to add more diversity to the council.

Q. What is something that you would like to accomplish while in office?
A. I plan to be highly accessible to my constituents and give an invested voice to the residents of Bridgewater Heights.

Q. What does being a leader mean to you?
A. To me being a leader means being an active listener and making the priorities and concerns of my constituents my own.

Grant Modory
Grant Modory has not completed the 2022 Election Guide Questionnaire. Grant has served on the Dundas City Council since 1995.

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