Live 2022 municipal election results for mayor, council and school board in Clarington, Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock

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Published October 24, 2022 at 10:52 pm

Adrian Foster is headed for victory in Clarington for the fourth time after holding off a pair of strong challenges from Joe Neal, who vacated his regional council seat to take a shot at the big chair, and Tom Dingwall,

Foster figured to have his hands full with Neal, a 12-year council veteran, and Dingwall, a former DRPS investigator who ran for the Tories in the 2019 federal election and for the Durham Chair position in 2018. But the margin wasn’t particularly close, with Foster taking 42.5 per cent of the vote.

Foster, who has been on council since 2003 and Mayor since 2010, earned 8,607 votes in the unofficial results, easily besting Neal with 6,053 and Dingwall with 5,451. Mirko Pejic was also in the campaign.

There will be some fresh blood on Clarington Council with two vacated seats up for grabs. Sam Elhajjeh is the new Ward 1 Local Councillor, outpolling Steven Conway by more than 1,400 votes and taking 47.7 per cent of the votes cast. And Lloyd Rang looks to be the new Ward 2 Local Councillor. With 52.2 per cent of the votes, Rang outpointed Ryan Kerr by just 243 votes.

The race for Regional Councillor for Wards 1 & 2 could be headed for a recount with Granville Anderson, who moved over from Wards 3 & 4, fending off a challenge from Janice Jones, who gave up her Ward 1 Local Council spot. Anderson had 5,290 votes at the close of polls, only 147 votes ahead of Jones.

Willie Woo was acclaimed for the Regional Council Wards 3 & 4 seat while Corinna Trail held her Local Council Ward 3 seat easily with more than 55 per cent of the vote. Margaret Zwart, the Local Councillor for Ward 4, will also be returning to Council after besting former Mayor Jim Abernathy by 522 votes.

A problem at the ballot boxes in Scugog caused a delay in the counting but there’s only one seat up for grabs: Ward 5, where Terry Coyne won the seat with 45.68 per cent of the vote.

Mayor Wilma Wotton (replacing retiring Mayor Bobbie Drew), Regional Councillor Ian McDougall and local councillors David LeRoy (Ward 1), Janna Guido (Ward 2), Robert Rock (Ward 3) and Harold Wright (Ward 4) were all acclaimed.

In Uxbridge Dave Barton was acclaimed for a second term, as was Ward 4 Councillor Willie Popp. Bruce Garrod moved up to win the Regionakl Council seat and he will be joined on council by Ward winners Pamela Beach (1), Gordon Shreeve (2), Zed Pickering (3) and Todd Snooks (5).

Walter Schummer is the new Brock Township Mayor, outpolling Ted Smith 2,026 to 1,048. Ryan Williams finished a distant third.

Michael Jubb cruised to victory in the Regional Council seat in a landslide with 2,814 votes. David Marquis and Dorothy Sanderson polled just 845 votes between them. Peter Frank won Ward 1 easily and Lynn Campbell earned a slim (24 vote) victory in Ward 5.

Claire Doble (Ward 2), Angela Canavan (Ward 3) and Cria Pettingill (Ward 4) were acclaimed.

Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board, which is responsible for Clarington, has announced that Cathy Abraham, Paul Brown and Kathleen Flynn have been elected, with long-time Oshawa trustee Michael Barrett and incumbent Gail Nyberg on the outside.

Carolyn Morton, the chair of the Durham District School Board, was returned as a trustee Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog and the representative from the Durham District Catholic School Board will be Richard Damianopoulis.

Kristine Dandavino has been elected as the Durham representative for conseil scolaire Viamonde, the French-language public school board.

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Clarington

Council

Mayor

The race for the Mayor’s seat should be an interesting one this year. Incumbent Adrian Foster, who has been on council since 2003 and Mayor since 2010, worked to fast-track expansion of the Bowmanville Hospital, helped bring Small Modular Reactor technology to Darlington while keeping a planned incinerator out of the municipality. He faces stiff challenges from Joe Neal, a 12-year council veteran who has been on Regional Council since 2014, and Tom Dingwall, a retired 30-year veteran investigator with Durham Police who ran for the PCs in the 2019 federal election.

Council

Clarington has four local council seats and two seats on Durham Council. Two races will be incumbent-free while one councillor was acclaimed.

Granville Anderson, who holds the Regional Council seat for Wards 1 & 2, will take on Janice Jones – who is moving up from the Local seat – and Bernard Sanchez. Willie Woo, the Regional Councillor for Wards 3 & 4, was acclaimed.

There are two incumbents in the Local Council races, with Corinna Trail taking on challenges from Glenn Barwick and Marven Whidden in Ward 3; and Margaret Zwart facing opposition from former Mayor Jim Abernathy (2006-2010) and Christy Gunaratnam in Ward 4. Wards 1 (Stephen Conway, Sami Elhajeh, Robert Livingstone and Larey Reynolds) and Ward 2 (Ryan Kerr and Lloyd Rang) are up for grabs.

Kawartha Pine Ridge Public School Board

Clarington public students are the responsibility of the Kawartha board, based in Peterborough. There are ten candidates in the running with three seats available. Two incumbents are running again.

Cathy Abraham (INC), Gail Nyberg (INC), Michael Barrett (a 19-year Oshawa trustee with the Durham public board who had to vacate his seat because of residency rules), Paul Brown, Kyle Fehr, Kathleen Flynn, Pranay Gunti, Sheikh Hossain, Terry Rekar – an advocate for ending the teaching of critical race theory and of “gender ideology” – and Tenzin Somar.

Winners (3)

Uxbridge, Scugog, Brock

Mayors

If it’s not a pandemic it was a tornado that turned Uxbridge upside down but the community is resilient and clearly thinks Mayor Dave Barton did a good job in recovering from what has been a tumultuous four years and a disastrous 2022. Barton, who is finishing his first term in the Mayor’s seat, was acclaimed. The campaign for office is even less of a race in Scugog, where incoming Mayor Wilma Wotten – long-time Mayor Bobbie Drew has retired – five of the six seats on council were acclaimed. In Brock Township, with Mayor John Grant stepping down, there are two councillors and one other candidate all vying for his job.

Uxbridge

With a vacancy in the Regional Councillor spot in Uxbridge, Ward 3 Councillor Buce Garrod has thrown his hat in the ring. He’ll be opposed by Jack Ballinger. The Local Councillor races have incumbent Pamela Beach taking on Dominic Morrissey in Ward 1; Patrick Molloy and Gordon Shreeve battling for the vacant seat in Ward 2; Zed Pickering, J.P. Herold and John Haddock fighting for Garrod’s seat in Ward 3 and Todd Snooks (INC) facing Christine McKenzie and Erin Jones in Ward 5. Willie Popp was acclaimed in Ward 4.

Scugog

If Uxbridge residents seem pleased with Dave Barton, Scugog voters must be ecstatic with nearly the entire council as there is only one race in the Township: Ward 5, where three candidates will duke it out for the vacant seat.

Brock Township

Regional Councillor Ted Smith and Ward 4 Councillor Walter Schummer, along with Ryan Williams are the candidates for Mayor, causing a ripple effect through the rest of Council. Ward 1 Councillor Michael Jubb is moving up to challenge for the Regional seat and will be challenged by David Marquis and Dorothy Sanderson. Peter Frank and Michael Simard will then face off for Jubb’s Ward 1 spot. Ward 2 Councillor Claire Doble was acclaimed while Angela Canavan was acclaimed in Schummer’s Ward 3 seat. Cria Pettingill in Ward was also acclaimed while Lynn Campbell will be challenged for her seat on Council by Tony Laundrie.

Durham District School Board

One trustee is elected from the three municipalities of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge. Carolyn Morton, who is the Chair of the school board, has one candidate after her job in this election: Gordon Baxter.

Winner

Durham District Catholic School Board also has one trustee elected from Durham’s three northern municipalities. In this election incumbent Richard Damianopoulos is being challenged by Tim Robins.

Winner

 

 

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