Few election races in sight yet in Dufferin

August 13, 2014   ·   0 Comments

Although anyone seeking office in one of Dufferin’s eight municipalities has been able to file nomination papers since January 2, Orangeville is one of the few that will see a fight for council seats, and thus far no one is seeking to become the town’s mayor or deputy mayor.

With just four weeks remaining until the Sept. 12 deadline for filing nomination papers, elsewhere in the county the filings have been few and far between. In East Garafraxa township, the lone filing has been by Steve Cavell for the office of deputy mayor.

Here, as of Wednesday, are the confirmed candidates:


Orangeville: (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five councillors): Sylvia Bradley, Alexander Buchanan, Gail Campbell, Scott Craggs, Brad Fournier-Simoes, Nick Garisto, Debbie Sherwood, Chris Thompson and Scott Wilson for Council.

Mono: (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and three councillors): former mayor Lorrie Haddock and incumbent Laura Ryan for Mayor; incumbent Ken McGhee for Deputy Mayor, and incumbent Fred Nix and challenger Bob McCrea for Council.

Grand Valley (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and three councillors): John K. Oosterhof and John Ince for Mayor; Rick Taylor for Deputy Mayor; Myrna Roberts and Elizabeth Taylor for Council.

Shelburne (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five councillors): Ed Crewson for Mayor; Brian Besley for Deputy Mayor, and Walter Benotto, Randy Chambers, Tom Egan, Dan Sample, Geoff Dunlop, Wade Mills and Joshua Oatman for Council.


Amaranth (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and three councillors) incumbent Don MacIver  and Deputy Mayor Walter Kolodziechuk for Mayor; Jane Aultman for Deputy Mayor.

East Garafraxa (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and three councillors): Steve Cavell for Deputy Mayor.

Melancthon (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and three councillors): Darren White for Mayor; James Webster and
Wayne Hannon for Council.

Mulmur (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and three councillors): Paul Mills for Mayor; Heather Hayes for Deputy Mayor; Earl Hawkins, Janet M. Horner and Keith J. Lowry for Council.

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