Muskoka District Chair John Klinck has decided to re-up for another four years, filing his nomination papers seeking re-election for the role he first won in 2010.

A former Mayor of Gravenhurst, Klinck is the longest continuous serving Muskoka politician, having been in one role or another since 1994.

He cites that respect among his fellow politicians is a cornerstone of his day to day actions on the job.

“Fundamental to the effectiveness of the Muskoka District Chair role is an appreciation for, and commitment to, advocacy on behalf of each and every one of Muskoka’s elected representatives on behalf of our common constituents,” writes Klinck in a press release.

A committed environmentalist, Klinck states that all of the District’s policies and procedures “should give regard to the realities of climate change, ensuring the promise of a sustainable future for our children and theirs.

On the docket for Klinck should he be re-elected is the completion of the ‘Shaping Muskoka’ Official Plan which seeks to ensure the core values of the Muskoka community are not outweighed by corporate requests for change to benefit large tourism concerns.

Klinck also cites his work with the Muskoka Community Foundation as a point of pride, noting it is a “ very smart and caring approach to community-focused benevolence.”