October 13, 2018 12:10 am

Ontario municipal election 2018: City of Quinte West

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

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Jim Harrison is stressing the importance of teamwork with neighbouring communities as he seeks re-election as mayor of the City of Quinte West.

Harrison is a longtime member of city council, serving as a councillor from 1997 to 2014 before winning the mayor’s seat in 2014. Among his goals are improving infrastructure and the continued revitalization of the downtown cores of Trenton and Frankford.

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His opponent is Coun. Duncan Armstrong, a retired high school teacher. He was elected to council in 2014 and his mayoral platform includes pursuing more small business and industry, maintaining and enhancing the relationship with 8 CFB Wing Trenton and improving infrastructure.

Candidates (as per the City of Quinte West)

Mayor

Duncan Armstrong (current councillor)

Jim Harrison (incumbent)

Council

Ward 1 – Trenton

Paul Bordonaro

Andre deVries Sally Freeman

Stuart Gilboord

Mark Kennedy

Michael Kotsovos (incumbent)

Fred Kuypers (incumbent)

David Hugh O’Neil

Tyler Rickey

Leslie Roseblade

Ward 2 – Sidney

Terry R. F. Cassidy

Allan DeWitt (incumbent)

Fred Keating

Ernst Kuglin

Don Kuntze (incumbent)

Paul Kyte

Garry Quinn (incumbent)

Karen Sharpe (incumbent)

Ward 3 – Murray

Jim Alyea (incumbent)

David McCue (incumbent)

Ward 4 – Frankford

Gregg Covell

Rob Maclntosh

Lynda Reid

The city

The City of Quinte West encompasses several communities, the largest being Trenton, home of 8 Wing, a Canadian Forces Base, which is the area’s largest employer. Trenton is also home to a number of major companies including Nestle Canada, Domtech, Norampac, Globamed Inc. Trenton, located on west end of the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario, also boasts a strong tourism industry as it is the southern entry to the Trent Severn Waterway.

Population (2016)

43,577

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

$100,298/$75,369

Crime Severity Index (2016) – municipal/Ont.

44.62/55.40

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

46.53/68.69

Political representation

Federal

Neil Ellis (Liberal) — Bay of Quinte

Provincial

Todd Smith (Progressive Conservative) — Bay of Quinte

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