Nominations for the next term of Council have now closed and it looks like John Henderson will be acclaimed Mayor since no-one has filed to run against him. Randy Curtis had filed to run as a Councillor but at the last minute, he changed his nomination so that now he will be running for Deputy Mayor against Suzanne Séguin. There are nine candidates running for the five Council positions. Of the current councillors, only Aaron Burchat and Brian Darling will be running again. This will be the first time for Suzanne and Aaron to be elected since they were both appointed when there were vacancies on the Council. School Board Trustees will also be up for election with four candidates for the two positions on the English Public School Board. A surprise inclusion is long time Trustee Gord Gilchrist who stepped down mid-term because of a scandal (see link below). Gord is now 89 years old.
In this last week, there have been four additions to the slate: Travis Hoover, Nicole Beatty, Karl Vom Dorff and Emily Chorley. There are photos and minimal information for all candidates for Council at the Cobourg Internet Election Information page here.
So far, brief campaign statements have been issued by John Henderson, Suzanne Séguin, Adam Bureau, Brian Darling, Nicole Beatty and Emily Chorley (click their names for a pdf or web site). Other Candidates have not yet provided Campaign Statements but you can expect more detailed information being provided over the long campaign period from now until voting day on October 22.
No recognizable names from the Cobourg Taxpayers Association have filed but they are holding an all-Candidates meeting on 10th of October at 7:00pm in the Best Western.
Now that nominations have closed, they will have to be certified as eligible so the lists below are subject to official confirmation.
Council – Candidates (in the order they filed)
|Karl Vom Dorfffirstname.lastname@example.org|
School Boards – Candidates
English Public School Board Trustee – Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (2 to be elected)
|Jaine Klassen Jeninga *||email@example.com|
|Anthony Caruso *||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|James Gordon Gilchristemail@example.com|
English Separate School Board Trustee – Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board (1 to be elected)
|David Bernier *||firstname.lastname@example.org|
French Public School Board Trustee – Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (1 to be elected)
|Sylvie Landry *||email@example.com|
French Separate School Board Trustee – Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir (1 to be elected)
|Roger Brideau *||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marcellin Kwilu Mondoemail@example.com|
- Cobourg Internet Municipal Election page – will be regularly updated – currently includes photos and minimal information.
- Gord Gilchrist steps down
- Town web site Election Page
- Post on Election process – 24 April, 2017