Ontario municipal election 2018: City of Belleville
The battle for the mayor’s seat in Belleville involves a four-way showdown between political heavyweights.
Taso Christopher will be seeking re-election for his second term as mayor, having served more than a decade on city council. He narrowly won the seven-way race in 2014 by 161 votes over candidate Pat Culhane.
Christoper’s opponents include two current councillors and a former one:
- Mitch Panciuk was elected to council in 2014 and is a former president of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce.
- Egerton Boyce has been a councillor for 15 years and says voters want a mayor who can bring council together.
- Jodie Jenkins is a former city councillor (2010) and federal Conservative candidate who sought to represent the Bay of Quinte riding in 2014.
Candidates (as per the City of Bellville)
Egerton Boyce (current councillor)
Taso Christopher (incumbent)
Mitch Panciuk (current councillor)
Council Ward 1 (Belleville – 6 to be elected)
Jeremy T. Davis
Paul S. Martin
Kelly Mccaw (incumbent)
Brigitte Frances Muir
Garnet Thompson (incumbent)
Ward 2 (Thurlow – 2 to be elected)
Kathryn Ann Brown
Paul Carr (incumbent)
The City of Belleville is located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in southern Ontario. A number of corporations and manufacturing companies are based in the city including Parmalat Canada, Norampac, CPK Interior Products. Two colleges – Loyalist and the Academy of Learning College – are based in Belleville.
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.
Neil Ellis (Liberal) – Bay of Quinte
Todd Smith (Progressive Conservative) – Bay of Quinte
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