Michelle Boileau says the question why she wants to run to be mayor of Timmins is “obvious, not so obvious”.
The first-term Ward 5 councillor is the first declared candidate to fill the vacant mayor’s seat in the October 24th election.
Boileau says she’s learned a lot on council and has a lot more to do. She’s drawing on her experience on committees at the local, regional and provincial levels.
“It just showed what different opportunities there are for Timmins as a municipality and for myself as a local politician,” she tells My Timmins Now Dot Com, “and I figured I can do perhaps more as mayor.”
Right now, Boileau manages employment and immigration services for Collège Boréal. The married mother of a two-year-old says she would be a fulltime mayor. She wants to make Timmins better for her daughter.
Family has been a major consideration in Boileau’s decision.
“It involved a lot of conversations with my husband as to what we want for our family and what will happen over the next couple of years,” she says. “But luckily I have his support. I have the support of my extended family as well, and I have a good support network.”
Boileau is married to Andy Morrish.