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Monday, September 26, 2022
Erwin Wiens says he’s back in the race for council
Erwin Wiens and his wife Dorothy Soo-Wiens.
Erwin Wiens and his wife Dorothy Soo-Wiens. File/Kevin MacLean

Coun. Erwin Wiens has decided to run again for town council after previously announcing he was done after one term.

“I want to keep championing the agricultural industry in Niagara-on-the-Lake and at this point in time, I feel that I’m the best person to do that,” Wiens said in an interview on Wednesday.

Besides agriculture, Wiens, a grape farmer, said he wants to focus  on building a sustainable budget.

“The second you realize you’re not sustainable you have to work towards that immediately,” he said.

“It’s not my money, it’s the residents’ money and I have to be more responsible with resident money than I have to be with my own money.”

He said he was encouraged to run again by his wife, Dorothy Soo-Wiens.

“It wasn’t an easy decision at all but it’s an important job.”