Devolin keeps seat in Minden Hills election
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Minden Hills Mayor Brent Devolin has been re-elected to his spot at the head of the council table.
Unofficial election results released on Monday evening showed Devolin received 1,720 votes, beating out next nearest competitor Wayne Hancock, who received 1,375 votes. Jarrett Campbell got 662 votes.
Lisa Schell will become deputy mayor of Minden Hills by acclamation.
In a close race, incumbent Ron Nesbitt kept his seat as councillor at large, receiving 1,829 votes. John Teljeur received 51 fewer votes with 1,778.
Elected to ward councillor positions: Bob Carter (Ward 1); Jennifer Hughey (Ward 1); Pam Sayne (Ward 2); Jean Neville (Ward 3).
Mayor Carol Moffatt was acclaimed in this election, as were Liz Danielsen and Lisa Barry, who will return as councillors in Ward 2.
Elected to ward councillor positions: Julia Shortreed (Ward 1); and Jennifer Dailloux (Ward 3).
Algonquin Highlands council chooses the deputy mayor from among the elected councillors.
Dysart et al
In Dysart et al, a new head of council was elected with Andrea Roberts receiving more than 57 per cent of the vote (3,445 votes) over incumbent mayor Murray Fearrey, who received 2,513 votes, according to unofficial results.
Patrick Kennedy won the position of deputy mayor with 3,248 votes in his favour. Dennis Casey received 2,469 votes.
Elected to ward councillor positions: Nancy Wood-Roberts (Ward 1); Larry Clarke (Ward 2); Tammy Donaldson (Ward 3); John Smith (Ward 4); and Walt McKechnie (Ward 5).
Incumbent Mayor Dave Burton kept his seat at the table in Highlands East, receiving 1,557 votes. His competitor, Cheryl Ellis, received 1,211, according to unofficial results.
Elected to ward councillor positions: Cam McKenzie (Ward 1); Suzanne Partridge (Ward 2); Cec Ryall - acclaimed (Ward 3); Ruth Strong (Ward 4).
Highlands East council chooses the deputy mayor from among the elected councillors.
Pick up Thursday's Minden Times for more election coverage.