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Matt Rodrigues is a proud resident of Kitchener and is passionate about building a great community, listening to one another, and leading with purpose.

Matt spent years visiting Waterloo Region as a child and always felt a connection to the urban-rural dynamic and strong sense of community. As a student at the University of Waterloo, Matt quickly fell in love with all that a growing Waterloo Region had to offer, and often would be found riding the bus to Kitchener to explore a new store or spend an afternoon at a coffee shop.

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Priorities

A Connected Region: Matt will advocate for continued growth in Grand River Transit bus services and future rapid transit, active transportation as a foundational consideration in all road construction projects, and investment in critical infrastructure like drinking water.

A Forward-Thinking Region: Matt will work to promote local jobs and new neighbourhoods within the Countryside Line, more local energy solutions, and putting climate action at the centre of all the Region’s decisions.

A Caring Region: Matt will advocate to build deeply affordable housing units, to broadly implement $10-a-day child care and the creation of new spaces, and re-allocate funding towards approaches that prevent social issues and harms, including public health and community care.

A Responsive Region: Matt will prioritize the delivery of great core public services in the 2023 Budget and will emphasize responsiveness, transparency, and accountability in decision-making.

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  Vote for Matt at the Advance Polls between October 12 -15! Advance Polls times and locations

Let's build a community that leaves no one behind.

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