Ensemble Montréal announces the candidacy of Jean-Pierre Szaraz for Borough Mayor in the Plateau-Mont-Royal

Montreal, Monday August 12, 2019 – The Leader of Ensemble Montreal, Lionel Perez, has confirmed the candidacy of Jean-Pierre Szaraz, for Borough Mayor in the Plateau-Mont-Royal, for the upcoming by-election.

“Jean-Pierre Szaraz involvement in the Plateau-Mont-Royal dates back to his childhood. He is someone who understands the reality of the borough, and cares deeply for its development, said Lionel Perez. He is truly a candidate of proximity. For us, it is clear the Plateau-Mont-Royal is in the need of a mayor who listens to its citizens and is aware of the day to day business.”

Jean-Pierre Szaraz is a self-employed social media consultant and community engagement manager. He has worked for several businesses in the Plateau-Mont-Royal, which provide him with an understanding of the reality that businesses face. This is the reason why he always buys locally. A longtime activist, Jean-Pierre Szaraz is well aware of his fellow citizens’ disappointment towards this administration. His involvement as an activist span from the maintaining of baseball games in Jeanne-Mance Park, to rally against the closing of Camillien-Houde Way.

Very active in the borough council meetings of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, where he has criticized publicly the shortcomings of the Ferrandez administration. Jean-Pierre Szaraz was a candidate in the 2017 elections, for the position of Borough Councillor in the De Lorimier District.

“I love the Plateau-Mont-Royal, and if elected mayor, I will work for all its citizens. Many are upset with the decisions of the current administration, and are asking for change, said Jean-Pierre Szaraz. We need a mayor that listens to the needs of its citizens and the local businesses, who are at the heart of economic development. I am running, to listen to the needs of everyone, and not to work in secret.”

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