My name is Zachary Typhair. I am a 22-year-old longtime Kingston resident. I’m running to make Portsmouth and Kingston a better place to live in for everyone.
I worked on Bridget Doherty and Robert Kiley’s city council campaigns in 2018 and ran as a candidate in the last provincial election. I got to hear firsthand the issues that are affecting Kingstonians. It's these voices that made me want to get involved on a local level and be a voice for Kingstonians.
Before I moved to Kingston, I lived with my single mother. I grew up not having to worry about food being on the table or a place to sleep at night – but only because, just like most single parents, my mother would work when my two brothers and I were at school, then would come home, cook, clean, then go back to work for the midnight shift.
When I was 12, I moved in with my grandparents who were both small business owners who sometimes worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and yet still faced financial hardship. So many Kingstonians are working harder than ever before and still falling behind. In a community of our wealth and resources, there is no excuse for having families work so much harder and yet fall further behind. The hard work and sacrifices that my mother and grandmother made for me inspire me. I want to make it so the next generation lives in a fairer, more prosperous society.
I’m running for city council in Kingston because I'm passionate about serving the community through innovation, collaboration, and compassion. Politicians talk too much and I want to be a councillor who can bring in young and refreshing ideas but keep an open mind to hear from everyone. This is why I have given you my personal phone number and email.
I’m not like other politicians who pretend they understand how people feel; I don’t need to speak from cards to say what being struggle and hard work is like because I’ve lived through it and still do. Most of my money goes towards rent and food; the little bit I have left is for trying to pay my tuition just like so many other students. I understand that Kingston doesn’t have a lot of affordable housing which is why If elected I will work to increase rent geared to income housing in our community.
I have inherited my family's fighting spirit to never back down when it comes to doing what is needed; they did it for their family and I’m doing it so more people can get further ahead and not work themselves to death. Together we can make Kingston even better
I’m asking for your support so I support you as councillor. If I am elected as your next councillor, I will ensure that I’m easy to reach so we can address your issues quickly.
If you want to get involved with the campaign or learn where I stand on certain issues, then contact me at