I believe in this community. Ever since my family moved to Aldershot when I was eight years old, I have loved this community. I, along with my five brothers and sister, attended Glenview Primary School, Maplehurst Public School and Aldershot High School. I continue to attend St. Matthews on the Plains. I’m a graduate of the University of Toronto with a bachelor in Political Science, where I was elected President of Erindale College School Union (ESCU). After graduation I joined London Life, where I built a large insurance business until I chose to start The R.Papin Insurance Agency Inc. In 2007 I sold my business to Dan Lawrie Insurance and joined his firm as an Employee Benefits Consultant.
I married my wife Barb in 1983 and we have two grown sons, Thomas and Dorell.
Being a parent of a special needs child meant that I had to be an advocate to protect and ensure his needs would be addressed now and in the future. I believe the government, on all levels, has not been responsive enough to the concerns of the people.
I feel that the time has come for me to give back to the community more than I ever have which is why I am seeking elected office in Ward One. I want to bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to the Burlington City Council by representing the citizens of Ward One.
I want to be your voice and represent your concerns in Burlington. It's not about me, it's about you the voter.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or to set up a time to meet.
If you prefer, you can text me at 905-541-7404, I'd be happy to connect.