DAN CEARNS, The Standard
NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: A number of new candidates have recently filed to run in the 2022 municipal election this autumn in North Durham and Kawartha Lakes’ municipalities.
In Uxbridge, Dave Barton is running for re-election as Mayor of the Township. Current Ward 3 Councillor Bruce Garrod is running for Regional Councillor. Pam Beach will be looking to retain her seat as Ward 1 Councillor. Two residents have filed to run in Ward 2. They are Gordon Shreeve and former councillor Pat Molloy. Zed Pickering is running to become the next Ward 3 Councillor. Willie Popp is running for re-election in Ward 4. Todd Snooks is looking to keep his job as Ward 5 Councillor, but is being challenged by resident Christine McKenzie.
Wilma Wotten is running to be Scugog’s next Mayor following Bobbie Drew’s retirement from municipal politics. Current Ward 1 Councillor Ian McDougall is running to be the next Regional Councillor. Janna Guido is running for re-election as Ward 2 Councillor. Robert Rock is looking to retain the Ward 3 seat. Longtime resident Harold Wright is running for the Ward 4 Councillor job. Ivo Finotti is looking to become the Ward 5 Councillor.
In Brock Township, there is a race for Mayor, as current councillors Ted Smith and Walter Schummer have both filed to run for the position. Another current councillor, Michael Jubb, is looking to become the Regional Councillor. Resident Peter Frank is running to become the Ward 1 Councillor. Claire Doble is seeking re-election as Ward 2 Councillor. Angela Canavan has filed to run for the Ward 3 Councillor seat. Cria Pettingill is seeking re-election as Ward 4 Councillor and Lynn Campbell is seeking another term as Ward 5 Councillor.
Two candidates have filed to run for the Durham Regional Chair role. They are current Durham Chairman John Henry and former Durham federal election candidate Kurdil-Telt Patch.
There is currently a three person race for Mayor in Kawartha Lakes, with current councillors Doug Elmslie and Pat Dunn, as well as Joli Scheidler-Benns running for the job. Don Logan has filed to run for the Ward 1 Councillor seat. Pat Warren and Jamie Brown are both running for the Ward 2 Councillor job. Mike Perry and William Denby are both seeking to become the next Ward 3 Councillor. Ian Nicolson has filed to run for the Ward 4 Councillor position. Duncan Gallacher is looking to become the Ward 5 Councillor. In Ward 6, there is a race between incumbent Councillor Ron Ashmore and Gerard Jilesen for the ward councillor job. Zachary Tisdale and Charles McDonald have filed to run for the Ward 7 Councillor position.