Ontario municipal election 2018: City of Kawartha Lakes
The next City of Kawartha Lakes council will be reduced in half while four candidates seek the top seat in the predominately rural region in Central Ontario.
Mayor Andy Letham will seek to be re-elected after a landslide victory in 2014.
Letham is up against current city councillors Gord James (Ward 12) and Brian Junkin (Ward 7) along with activist Peter Weygang.
WATCH: The candidates for mayor in the City of Kawartha Lakes
Voters will also elect eight councillors instead of the traditional 16. In March 2017, council voted 15-2 in favour of reducing the size of council, which came with a number of boundary changes.
Andy Letham (incumbent)
Gord James (incumbent councillor)
Brian Junkin (incumbent councillor)
Raymonde Blais Couture
Rob Macklem (incumbent)
Emmett Yeo (incumbent Ward 2)
John Pollard (incumbent Ward 8)
Andrew Veale (incumbent)
Pat Dunn (incumbent Ward 10)
Mary Ann Martin (incumbent Ward 15)
Patrick O’Reilly (incumbent Ward 11)
Heather Stauble (incumbent Ward 16)
The City of Kawartha Lakes is the second-largest single-tier municipality in Ontario, compromised of a number of communities including Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, Pontypool and Woodville. Formerly known as Victoria County, the City of Kawartha Lakes saw the amalgamation of 13 townships and six villages into one entity. Incorporation was in 2001. Farming, agriculture and tourism are among the top employers.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/Ont. median
Crime Severity Index (2016) – municipal/Ont.
Violent Crime Severity Index (2017) – municipal/Ont.
Jamie Schmale (Conservative) – Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
Laurie Scott (Progressive Conservative) – Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
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