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.
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.