About Laura

Laura grew up in the East End of Hamilton, and graduated high school from Hill Park Secondary after many moves around the city. Her father worked for a time at Stelco, and her mother was a member of the CUPE Local 1797. She grew up cycling and hiking all over Hamilton, and was involved in many musical theatre and Shakespearian plays in her youth. She put herself through post-secondary school bartending and serving at many establishments in Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto. 


As a fixture with more than a decade of service at City Hall, she understands the ins and outs of both Council and City Management no matter their political views. Her goal is to ensure that there is constant communication and accountability through the Council office, and she has a proven record of doing her utmost to help resolve issues and listening to residents. 


Laura has a long history of being deeply ingrained and involved in her community. Whether it is helping her neighbours with navigating City Hall services, being the publisher of the local Gibson and Lansdale Community Planning Team newspaper The Herald, or bringing together people and staff to accomplish uncommon projects she has always established herself within her community. 


She has lived in Landsdale since 2011, and is involved with the Gibson Lansdale Community Planning Team, and the Core Kids After School Program, as well as many other community groups and events. Her first job with the City of Hamilton was as a Community Sports Organizer at Norman “Pinky” Lewis Recreation Centre. 


Laura lives with her son, Connor, who many know on social media as “MrC”, and they can often be found at area parks and shops. She enjoys gardening, cooking for friends, and plays underwater hockey. 


When asked about running for office she said “This is about the things that most people don’t want to have to worry about - that the roads are in good shape, the water is clean, the garbage is picked up, the parks fun and property taxes are kept low. It’s about what matters. And that is why I am running to be the Ward 3 Councillor.”