Donahue-Parsons wants to improve marketing in St. Clair


Robin Donahue-Parson knows how government works from the inside.
As a former administrative worker with St. Clair Township, and now as human resources support for Lambton County, Donahue-Parsons says her career has fueled her passion for politics.
“Every aspect of it interests me,” the Corunna resident says.
Donahue-Parsons is one of three newcomers running for a Ward 2 councillor’s the upcoming municipal election.
Although she lives in Corunna, Donahue-Parsons grew up in Port Lambton, where she plans to move back to in one year’s time.
Under the Municipal Act, people are allowed to run in whatever ward they choose.
If elected, Donahue-Parsons says she will work to enhance marketing and communications for St. Clair and support “sound budgeting.”
Upgrading the Moore Sports Complex — which she calls an “anchor” of the community — is one of the biggest issues facing council.
Its just part of the municipality’s aging infrastructure, a major challenge Donahue-Parsons says the municipality must deal with, while still keeping the taxes low.
Donahue-Parsons says she decided to run because her family is growing up and she now has the time.
Righting the gender imbalance on council — where men traditionally dominate — is another reason Donahue-Parsons is running
“There’s a possibility that four women could be on council,” she says. “How great would that be?”
She hoping new faces on council will inject some new “energy” in local politics, adding the spots left vacant by Darrell Randell and Steve Miller are “big shoes to fill.”
But she is having fun on the campaign trail. “I’m actually really enjoying,” she adds.