Ontario municipal election 2018: City of Brockville
Four mayoral candidates and 20 candidates for councillor mean residents in Brockville have plenty of options on election day.
Mayor David Henderson is retiring and won’t be seeking re-election. In the spring he was acclaimed the provincial Liberals candidate for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes but lost in the June provincial election.
Henderson’s departure makes the mayoral race a four-way showdown to succeed Henderson. It includes longtime current councillor Jason Baker and Kelly Cole, Cec Drake and Mark Oliver.
Oliver is a longtime entrepreneur, running Ontario’s oldest school photography company.
Cole is a former mayoral candidate in the Town of Prescott,
Drake, a longtime businessman, is also a former member of the Brockville Taxpayers Association
Jason Baker (current councillor)
Councillor (8 to be elected)
Leigh Bursey (incumbent)
Philip Deery (incumbent)
Jeffrey Earle (incumbent)
Jane Fullarton (incumbent)
Mike Kalivas (incumbent)
The city of Brockville is known as the City of 1,000 Islands, located about halfway between Kingston and Cornwall on the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Tourism is a key cog to the city’s economy with its numerous parks, walking trails, shopping venues, historic buildings and access to boating and water activities. The city owns a number of small islands in the St. Lawrence.
Median total income of two-parent families with children (2015)/Ont. median
Crime severity index (2016) – municipal/Ont.
Violent crime severity index (2017) – municipal/Ont.
The seat of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes has been vacant since the death of Gord Brown (Conservative) on May 2. The date for a byelection must be announced by the end of October.
Steve Clark (Progressive Conservative) – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
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