Ontario municipal election 2018: Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County will have a new mayor as Robert Quaiff won’t be seeking re-election after a 17-year run in municipal politics.
Quaiff announced in June he would not be running after a failed bid as a provincial Liberal candidate. Quaiff was first elected as a councillor in 2000 and was elected mayor in 2014.
That opens the door for three candidates — two of them current ward councillors. Ward 9 Coun. Steve Ferguson and Ward 4 Coun. Dianne O’Brien have tossed their names into the race along with Picton mechanic/business owner Richard Whiten.
Steve Ferguson (current Ward 9 councillor)
Dianne O’Brien (current Ward 4 councillor)
Ward 1 Picton (2 to be elected)
Phil St. Jean
Barry Turpin (current Ward 2 councillor)
Ward 2 Bloomfield/Hallowell (2 to be elected)
Gord Fox (incumbent)
Brad Nieman (incumbent)
Ward 3 Wellington (1 to be elected)
Jim Dunlop (incumbent)
Ward 4 Ameliasburgh (3 to be elected)
Janice Maynard (incumbent)
Roy Pennell (incumbent)
Ward 5 Athol (1 to be elected)
Jamie Forrester (incumbent)
Ward 6 Sophiasburgh (1 to be elected)
Bill Roberts (acclaimed)
Ward 7 Hillier (1 to be elected)
Steve Graham (incumbent)
Ward 8 North Marysburgh (1 to be elected)
David Harrison (incumbent)
Ward 9 South Marysburgh (1 to be elected)
Despite its name, Prince Edward County is a single-tier municipal government which includes a number of centres including Picton, Wellington, Ameliasburg, Bloomfield, Carrying Place to name a few. The area is a vacation and culinary destination with its numerous vineyards, wineries, restaurants, bed and breakfast outlets and the Sandbanks Provincial Park on Lake Ontario.
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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