Tessa Franklin grew up in Rockland, ON, and moved to Ottawa in 2016 to pursue a career in the music industry. She spent several years working for local concert promoter, Spectrasonic. Since leaving Spectrasonic, Tessa has been keeping busy building a not-for-profit to support women in the music industry and advocating for better support for veterans. Her platform highlights things such as improvements to active and public transit, support for small businesses, increased community consultation, protection for greenspaces such as Petrie Island and the creation of a Veterans Food Bank. The core of her platform is accountability and transparency. On account of this, Tessa is turning down developer donations and has committed to releasing a list of donors over $100 the week before election day. Tessa is excited to connect with residents and work to build a city where we’re neighbours, not customers.