Who is running for mayor and council in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Clarington?

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Published August 19, 2022 at 8:55 pm

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The nominations have closed and Durham Region many new and familiar names are on the list of candidates for council and mayor.

Campaigning is underway and voters make their choice in the municipal election on Oct. 24. Incumbents appear in bold.

Here are the candidates vying for Regional Chair, mayor and council seats:

Durham Region Chair

Four candidates are vying for the Durham Regional Chair; John Henry, Kurdil-Telt Patch, Peter Neal and Laurie Blaind Mackie.

Ajax

Mayor

Ajax Mayor Shaun Collier has his hat in the ring for re-election and faces three challengers for the top job; Colin Hubble, Garry Reader and Arthur Augustine.

Council

  • Ward 1: Rob Tyler- Morin, Andras Adaikkalam and Arshad Awan.
  • Ward 2: Ashmeed Khan, Selladurai Jeyakumaran, Azhar Khan, Ramon Estaris and Nancy Henry
  • Ward 3: Lisa Bower and Liliane Niyongabo Kisoro

Regional Council

  • Ward 1: Marilyn Crawford and Intab Ali.
  • Ward 2: Sterling Lee, Vic Jagmohan and Adam Bashir
  • Ward 3: Joanne Dies, Daniel Corrigan

Clarington

Mayor

Three candidates are running against current Mayor Adrian FosterJoe Neal (Regional Councillor Wards 1 and 2), Tom Dingwall and Mirko Pejic.

Council

  • Ward 1: Robert Livingstone, Larey Reynolds, Sami Elhajjeh and Steven Conway
  • Ward 2: Lloyd Rang and Ryan Kerr
  • Ward 3: Marven Whidden, Glenn Baswick and Corinna Traill
  • Ward 4: Margaret Zwart, Jim Abernethy and Christy Gunaratnam

Regional Council:

  • Wards 1 and 2: Janice Jones (Local Councillor Ward 2), Granville Anderson and Bernard Sanchez.
  • Wards 3 and 4: Willie Woo

Oshawa

Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter has two people vying to take his seat — Joe Ingino and Sara Lear

Council

  • Ward 1: Theresa Anne Corless, Ahmad Rashed Formuly, and Rosemary McConkey
  • Ward 2: Jonathan Giancroce, Jane Hurst, Jim Lee, Julia McCrea, John Sturdy and Amin Ullah
  • Ward 3: Timothy Dobson, Bradley Marks, Amber Derby and Joe Shaw
  • Ward 4: James Bountrogiannis, Fred Eismont, Derek Giberson, Mark Logan and Dave Thompson
  • Ward 5: Taylor Shane Bailey, Karrie Lynn Dymond, John Gray and Amanda Jean Lewis

Regional Council

  • Ward 1: John Neal, Christopher Parkinson and Rosaldo Russo
  • Ward 2: Lina Fouroughy and Tito-Dante Marimpietri
  • Ward 3: Bob Chapman and Jemma Lambert
  • Ward 4: Jeff Davis, Rick Kerr and Doug Sanders
  • Ward 5: Alex Down, Todd Forbes and Brian Nicholson

Pickering

Mayor

Current Mayor Dave Ryan announced he is retiring. There are three candidates vying for the top job — Kevin Ashe (Regional Councillor Ward 1), Janice Frampton, and Bradley Nazar.

Council

  • Ward 1: James Blair, Tony Harold, Tony Harold, Raveena Rajasingham, Lisa Robinson, Karen Sloan, Jeanine Soligo, and Anthony Michael Yacub.
  • Ward 2: Dave Currie, Frank McGillan, Mara Nagy, Ayesha Sardar, George David Turner, and Nancy Van Rooy.
  • Ward 3: Shaheen Butt, Ali Naqvi, Darshan Sritharan, and Damian Williams.

Regional Council:

  • Ward 1: Maurice Brenner (Local Councillor Ward 1)  and Tom Hayes.
  • Ward 2: Linda Cook, Eileen Higdon, Ali Marani, and Gary Strange.
  • Ward 3: David Pickles and Peter Rodrigues.

Scugog

Only voters in Scugog’s Ward 5 will  get the chance to elect their councillor this fall because it is the only race with more than one candidate.

Wilma Wotten (Regional Councillor) will step into the Mayor’s role following Bobbie Drew’s retirement.

Regional Council

Ian McDougall (Ward 1 Local Councillor) takes Wotten’s seat on Regional Council

Council

  • Ward 1: David LeRoy
  • Ward 2: Janna Guido
  • Ward 3: Robert Rock
  • Ward 4: Harold Wright
  • Ward 5: Ivo Finotti, Terry Coyne and Imran (Louie) Mohammed

Whitby

Mayor

Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell is retiring this year and not seeking re-election. Three people are vying to take his seat at the head of the table; Evan Griffiths, Deidre Newman (Ward 2 Local Councillor), and  Elizabeth Roy (Regional Council).

Regional Council

Unlike other municipalities, Whitby’s Regional Councillors are not elected in a Ward system. All the candidates compete against each other, with the top four getting elected.

The candidates are; Michael G. Emm, Ron Kapuscinski, Christopher Leahy, Vasu Mallula, Rhonda Mulcahy, Dave Sansom, Maleeha Shahid, and Steve Yamada.

Council

  • Ward 1: Steve Lee
  • Ward 2: Matt Cardwell, Lori Lopes, Kamlesh Patel, Jim Skenderis, Anjali Thorve
  • Ward 3: Joanne Drumm and Niki Lunquist.
  • Ward 4: Victoria Bozinovski, P.G. Case, John Rinella, Rajat Sharma

Uxbridge

Mayor

Dave Barton will remain Mayor of Uxbridge since no one ran against him.

Council

  • Ward 1: Pamela Beach and Dominic Morrissey
  • Ward 2:  Patrick Molloy  and Gordon Shreeve
  • Ward 3: Zed Pickering, J.P. Herold, and John Haddock
  • Ward 4: Willie Popp
  • Ward 5: Todd Snooks, Christine McKenzie and Erin Jones

Regional Council

Uxbridge has one seat on Regional Council with Bruce Garrod (Ward 3 Councillor) and Jack Ballinger going head to head over it.

With files from Liam McConnell.

Editors note: This story was updated on Aug. 21 to include Sara Lear in the race for Oshawa mayor. inSauga regrets the omission. 

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