October 13, 2018 12:10 am
Updated: October 16, 2018 3:23 pm

Ontario municipal election 2018: Town of Bancroft

Voters across Ontario head to the polls Oct. 22 to elect their next municipal government representatives. Here are the candidates for the Town of Bancroft.

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With the resignation of its mayor in 2017, voters in Bancroft will now decide between two current councillors to lead the Central Ontario town in the heart of cottage country.

Bernice Jenkins resigned as mayor in September 2017 due to health issues. Current councillor Paul Jenkins assumed the position and is seeking to maintain the role.

He’ll be up against Mary Kavanagh, another current councillor who represents Ward 1.

Candidates (as per the Town of Bancroft)


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Mayor

Mary Kavanagh (current councillor)

Paul Jenkins (acting)

Ward 1  (3 to be elected)

Andra Kauffeldt (acclaimed)

Tracy McGibbon (acclaimed, incumbent)

Wayne Wiggins (acclaimed incumbent)

Ward 2 (2 to be elected)

Barry McGibbon (acclaimed incumbent)

Charles Mullett (acclaimed incumbent)

Dungannon Ward (1 to be elected)

George Eastman

Valerie Miles

Bill Wellwood

The Town

Bancroft, located on the York River in Hastings County, is in the heart of cottage country and has a regional population of 40,000. It is a small town on the tip of Algonquin Park. The area has never had a traditional employer but relies heavily on annual visits from more than 150,000 tourists and seasonal cottagers. The area has more than 1,600 mineral species that gave Bancroft the title “Mineral Capital of Canada.”

Population (2016)

3,881

Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/Ont. median

$86,528/$75,369

Crime Severity Index (2016) – municipal/Ont.

48.22/55.40

Violent Crime Severity Index (2017) – municipal/Ont.

57.74/68.69

Political representation

Federal

Mike Bossio (Liberal) – Hastings-Lennox and Addington

Provincial

Daryl Kramp (Progressive Conservative) – Hastings-Lennox and Addington

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