DAN CEARNS, The Standard
NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA LAKES: A number of local residents have already registered their names to run in the 2022 municipal elections.
In Scugog, current Ward 1 Councillor Ian McDougall has registered to run for Regional Councillor. Blackstock resident Harold Wright is running to become the Ward 4 Councillor. Ivo Finotti is running for the Ward 5 Councillor position.
In Uxbridge, Dave Barton is running for re-election as the Township’s Mayor. Current Ward 3 Councillor Bruce Garrod is looking to become the Regional Councillor. Pam Beach is running for re-election in her Ward 1 seat. Two people have registered to run for the Ward 2 seat, Gordon Shreeve and former Councillor Pat Molloy. Zed Pickering has registered to run for the Ward 3 Councillor position. Willie Popp is running for re-election as Ward 4 Councillor. Todd Snooks is also looking for re-election as Ward 5 Councillor. But he will be challenged for the role by Christine McKenzie.
Two current members of Brock Township council have registered to run for Mayor. They are current Regional Councillor Ted Smith and Ward 3 Councillor Walter Schummer. Running for Regional Councillor is current Ward 1 Councillor Michael Jubb. Peter Frank has registered to run for Ward 1 Councillor. Angela Canavan of Cannington is looking to become the Ward 3 Councillor. Cria Pettingill is running for re-election as Ward 4 Councillor. Lynn Campbell is also looking to remain as a member of Brock council as Ward 5 Councillor.
Meanwhile, there is currently a three way race for Mayor in Kawartha Lakes. Current Councillors Doug Elmslie and Pat Dunn are both running for Mayor, as is Joli Scheidler-Benns. Pat Warren is looking to become the Ward 2 Councillor. Mike Perry has registered to run for the role of Ward 3 Councillor. Ron Ashmore is looking to be re-elected as Ward 6 Councillor. But he will be challenged by Gerard Jilesen.
The Municipal elections will be held in Ontario this October.