While opening up my Law firm AP Lawyers, I was referred to Gary Strange when looking to acquire business insurance. Not only did I gain an insurance broker, but with Gary I gained a business consultant and trustworthy confidant. As all who have the pleasure to know him can safely say, Gary goes above and beyond what is expected of him in order to ensure those in his life are taken care of. For me, this meant honest insurance advice as well as great insight into navigating business in Pickering.
As a resident and business owner for over 20 years, Gary knows Pickering and the business climate like the back of his hand. Over the past few years AP Lawyers has seen great success, to which I recognize Gary and his efforts as a key contributor.
I know our community and the businesses within it will greatly benefit from having Gary Strange as our Regional Councilor. Not only will he aid in attracting new business to our evolving city, but his honestly and compassion will help these businesses flourish as mine did. It is with great pride that I endorse Gary Strange for Regional Councilor of Ward 2 and strongly encourage all of you to vote for him during the voting period October 15th-22nd 2018.
John McLellan, President of John McLellan Contracting Inc.
I originally met Gary at the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade about 14 years ago. As a past president, Gary showed compassion and willingness to listen and understand the needs of his fellow business owners in the city and town in general. He is well respected in the business community, understands business and the issues the businesses face in Durham Region and Pickering in particular.Gary’s involvement with the Eco business advisory committee (EBAC) when it was in its infancy was focused on making small, yet positive changes to the way business looks at the environment and how they can do their part to help. I currently co-chair that committee now. I know that Gary can bring a lot of fresh perspective and new ideas for both Regional Council and City of Pickering Council. I endorse Gary Strange without hesitation for Regional Council Ward 2.
Ashmeed Khan, Owner, Minuteman Press
I first met Gary Strange through the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade.
As a local businessman, he encouraged me to get involved in my community and to be a part of the collective voice of business in Pickering.
As demonstrated through his personal business successes, Gary recognizes the strengths of diversity and has developed excellent multi-cultural relationships within the community. He is a consensus builder and someone who gets things done.
Gary is well respected and committed to making the City of Pickering an even better place to live and to work. His involvement in the Rotary Music Festival and the Durham West Arts Centre Foundation are but two examples of how he has worked to improve his local community.
I have known Gary for several years and am confident that, given the opportunity, he will make an excellent Ward 2 Regional Councilor for the City of Pickering
Sue Kempton CCSP, RESA Finesse Interiors Staging & ReDesign
I want to share, with you, the great professional interactions I have had with Gary Strange over the years. Gary worked with me, to help with all of my business insurance needs, when I opened my business, in Durham, more than ten years ago. From my small, home based business to a growing business to include a Warehouse location, Gary has had all of my insurance needs covered.Gary and I met when we were both establishing our businesses in the Durham area. Any time I have had question regarding my insurance needs, Gary has always been there with a quick and thorough answer.Through the years I have learned of Gary's political passion and as a former Pickering resident, I think Gary would make an excellent Regional Counsellor, and I highly recommend him for such a position.