October 13, 2018 12:10 am

Ontario municipal election 2018: Township of Essa

Voters across Ontario head to the polls Oct. 22 to elect their next municipal government representatives. here are the candidates for the Township of Essa.

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Located south of the City of Barrie, the Township of Essa is situated within the County of Simcoe. Essa Township has a population of 21,083 (2016).

The township’s council is comprised of a mayor, deputy mayor and three councillors.

Two-term Mayor Terry Dowdall is not seeking re-election, leaving the top spot open for David Guergis or Sandie Macdonald.



David Guergis

Sandie Macdonald

Deputy Mayor

Pat MacDonald

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Michael Smith

Ward 1

Archie Duckworth

Keith White (incumbent)

Ward 2

Jim Hunter

Henry Sander

Ward 3- Acclaimed

Ron Henderson (incumbent)

Population (2016)


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.


Political representation


Kellie Leitch (Conservative Party of Canada) – Simcoe-Grey


Jim Wilson (Progressive Conservative) – Simcoe-Grey

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