Thank you, #BrantfordBrant!

Bob Jonkman at the podium giving a speech

Nomination Meeting

As my friend and fellow candidate, David Weber said, it’s been quite a ride.

From the time I was invited to submit my name for the nomination, to the last polls being counted on election night, I’ve been honoured to represent Brantford-Brant as your Green Party candidate.

Brant Greens Campaign Team sitting around a restaurant table

Campaign Team

It’s been wonderful working with the Brant Greens Campaign Team: Nora Fueten, my Campaign Manager; Dave Legere, Official Agent; Susan Norman, Sign Captain; Lin Geary, Communications Director; Laurel Russwurm, Social Media Manager; Kristen Ashley, Volunteer Coordinator; and Ken Burns, who oversaw the operations and logistics of the campaign, organized the canvassing routes, and provided me with valuable guidance on presenting policy at debates.

Ken Burns, Bob Jonkman join Mike Schreiner for a Brantford Town Hall

Ken Burns, Bob Jonkman and Mike Schreiner

Many thanks also to Mike Schreiner, the leader of the Green Party of Ontario, for taking an entire day of his Leader’s Tour, visiting Brantford-Brant’s political and business leaders, and launching our campaign with a Town Hall meeting.

Paris Fair

We worked on the traditional campaign events that the Brant Greens are known for: our Green Screen booth at the Paris Fair, waste diversion at Canada Day and other events, and participating in other community events.

Many people holding election signs for Bob Jonkman

Sign Waving

We also tried new and unusual things: Sign waving, which is standing at a busy intersection holding election signs, waving at passing motorists and pedestrians; canvassing on bicycles; and having a bike ride with the candidate!

Eight people standing on stairs posing for another photographer


And I’d like to thank my fellow candidates. While the media highlighted the rancour between some of the party leaders, in our own riding the relations between candidates was always respectful.

And finally, I’d like to thank my family, Laurel and Willem, for canvassing with me, coming to debates, and supporting me throughout the entire campaign.

Thank you all!


Bob Jonkman (he/him/his)

About Bob Jonkman (he/him/his)

Bob Jonkman is a former Green Party of Canada candidate. He ran in Brantford-Brant for the 2019 federal election, and in Kitchener-Conestoga for the 2018 provincial and 2015 federal elections. Follow in the #Fediverse (Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, PeerTube, &c).
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