Ed Karhi Candidate for Tarbutt Township.

Ed Karhi Candidate for Tarbutt Township.

My name is Edwin (Ed) Karhi, and I am 50 years old. I have been married to my wife, MaryKaye, for 18 years and we have a 15 year old son, Kalevi.

I was born and raised in Tarbutt Township by my parents, Ed and Tuula. I grew up working on the family dairy farm and for the contracting business. I am a graduate of McMaster University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I am the current owner/operator of Karhi Contracting Inc.

Did you know: The Assessed Property Values in Tarbutt Township have increased by 100% over the past decade. Tarbutt Township has experienced a significant increase of 45 million dollars in property valuations from 2008 to 2018. Taxes on a new waterfront home in Tarbutt Township are significantly higher in comparison to similar Southern Ontario waterfront properties.

If elected Mayor I would like to see a new direction for Tarbutt Township, including:
  • reduction in the tax rate
  • transparency in procurement of services and conflicts of interests
  • create stronger communication with taxpayers
  • support of local recreational & health programs
  • long term infrastructure planning
  • consistency in operational protocols
My experience:
  • Extensive knowledge of various government agencies
  •  Former Board Member on the East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation
  •  Former Board member of the Matthews Memorial Hospital Association 
  • Volunteer coach for local hockey
“I look forward to working with everyone that has a strong appreciation about life in Tarbutt Township.”     Ed Karhi 705-541-8968 e.karhi@karhi.com