Jeromy Farkas

Ward 11 Candidate, Calgary Municipal Election 2017

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Let's get Calgary back to work!

From burdensome regulations and business taxes that put Calgary small businesses at a competitive disadvantage when compared to other jurisdictions, to massive property tax hikes that have priced seniors out of their real estate, City Hall is hurting families when they can least afford it.

Calgarians are the most innovative and creative people on the planet, and our entrepreneurs reflect this same spirit of ingenuity. What they need is a willing partner at City Hall who will stand up for those on limited incomes and make Calgary the best place to do business not just in Alberta, but in North America.

As your City Councillor, my priority will be to keep Calgary competitive, cut red tape, and hold the line on property taxes so that small businesses can do what they do best: power our economy, create jobs, and contribute to our communities.

Please get in touch and let me know what’s on your mind: jeromy@jeromy.ca

Jeromy Farkas

Jeromy Farkas

Your Conservative Choice for Ward 11!

Jeromy, age 30, lives in Ward 11 (Palliser) and is supported by a young, grass-roots team of Calgarians focused on economic opportunity. He is running on a platform of responsible spending, lower taxes through innovation, and reducing regulations for entrepreneurs.

Jeromy comes from a family of entrepreneurs (Peter and Marianne Farkas) and teachers with deep roots in Southwest Calgary. His grandfather taught music and math for many years in Haysboro.

Good government should know when to serve, and when to get out of the way. Jeromy will champion a smaller and more focused City Hall. He’s closely tracked the City’s successes and failures, and broken national stories such as Council’s time spent in secret, lavish perks, and attendance.

Local media regularly features Jeromy’s work on housing, mobility, ethics, and more. Evidence, rather than ideology, is the key to solving community problems and saving families money.

Jeromy served for eight years at the University of Calgary, where he managed large-scale budgets and negotiated international partnerships.

While running the Israel Studies Doctorate Program, he earned experience in mediation and conflict negotiation. He continued to serve as a Research Team Lead in the Faculty of Medicine and analyst in Veterinary Medicine. Jeromy also served as a Senior Fellow alongside Preston Manning at the Manning Foundation, where he was focused on ideas and solutions for cities.

Jeromy attended Bishop Carroll High School (Honours) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary. He serves on the executive of the Palliser, Bayview, and Pump Hill Community Association, and as a director on the board of the Weaselhead Preservation Society and other non-profit organizations. Jeromy also commits time as a mentor to students through Mount Royal University, and competes annually in the Calgary Ironman 70.3.

What People Are Saying

I'm supporting Jeromy Farkas because he'll bring fresh ideas and a strong voice for the taxpayer to City Council.

Jeromy has closely tracked the City's successes and failures, and isn't afraid to speak out for what's right. He knows the numbers and how the system works, and will hit the ground running to make council's decisions more open, accountable and cost-effective.

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Hon. Monte Solberg

Hon. Monte Solberg

Member of Parliament (1993-2008) and former federal cabinet minister

I fully support Jeromy Farkas in his bid to become City Councillor for Ward 11 for a number of good reasons. Jeromy knows that great cities have great parks, and I have seen him work diligently advocating for education and conservation of our greenspaces.

He will serve our communities in a collaborative, credible, and compassionate way.

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Paul Finkleman

Paul Finkleman

President, Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society (2011-present)
Transportation & Safety Liaison, Braeside Community Association (2005-present)

I support Jeromy because he has the skills to bring good governance to Calgary City Council. He will be an effective, accountable, and responsive voice for Ward 11.

Jeromy knows that democracy is not just about those who speak the loudest. He will work hard to ensure that all groups, particularly the most vulnerable, have opportunities to participate meaningfully in the decision-making process.

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Patti Grier

Patti Grier

Alderman, City of Calgary (1995-2000)