Both Deputy mayor posts in North and South Glengarry are being contested in the lead-up to the October 22 elections.
In North Glengarry, Lochiel Councillor Brian Caddell has withdrawn his nomination as a councillor so he can run for Deputy mayor, the job also being sought by Maxville Councillor Carma Williams.
In South Glengarry, Councillor Lyle Warden has joined Jacqueline Milner in the race for Deputy mayor.
Kevin van den Oetelaar is the latest candidate to enter the race for North Glengarry council in the October elections.
The former member is running for the Councillor at Large post, now held by Jacques Massie, the only incumbent who has not yet filed nomination papers.
The deadline to enter the race is July 27.
- Amanda Simard, PC, 19,958 40.96% margin of 4,523
- Pierre Leroux, Liberal 15,435 31.68%
- Bonnie Jean-Louis, NDP 10,612 21.78%
- Daniel Bruce Reid, Green 1,429 2.93%
- Joël Charebonneau, Ontario 757 1.55%
- Darcy Neil Donnelly, Libertarian 538 1.10%
- Registered Electors on List 85,576
- Voter Turnout 56.94%
- Jim McDonell, PC 26,780 61.51% margin of 17,364
- Marc Benoit, NDP 9,416 21.63%
- Heather Megill, Liberal 5,386 12.37%
- Elaine Kennedy, Green 1,596 3.67%
- Sabile Trimm, Libertarian 360 0.83%
- Registered Electors on List 78,642
- Voter Turnout 55.36%
Amanda Simard ended the Tories' drought in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell while Jim McDonell ran up another landslide win as area voters followed the trend Thursday in an election that saw Doug Ford's Conservatives form a majority government.
Ms. Simard, a Russell Township councillor, got 19,958 votes compared to 15,435 for Liberal Pierre Leroux and 10,612 for New Democrat Bonnie Jean-Louis to replace Grant Crack, who stepped down after serving two terms at Queen's Park.
Meanwhile, in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, incumbent Jim McDonell polled 26,780 compared to his closest rival, Marc Benoit, of the NDP, who got 9,417. Liberal Heather Megill received 5,386.
One-time North Glengarry council member Johanne Wensink is seeking a return to North Glengarry as Maxville's representative.
One of eight candidates to have registered so far, Mrs. Wensink, who was elected in 1997 when the new municipality was created following amalgamation, Mrs. Wensink is hoping to succeed Carma Williams, who is seeking the deputy mayor's post.
So far, the list of hopefuls also includes mayoralty candidate and current deputy mayor Jamie MacDonald, Kenyon Councillor Jeff Manley, Lochiel Councillor Brian Caddell, Alexandria Councillor Michel Depratto, Upper Canada District School Board trustee candidate Marshall Wilson and Jonathan DeSerres, who is seeking re-election to the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien.
Remember to vote today. Polls are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
If you have questions, go to the the Elections Canada website.