A few surprises last night… Most incumbents were returned with the exception of Ward 5, where Ken Lewenza, Jr. was shown the door by voters, and over in Ward 2, Incumbent Ron Jones, beat challenger John Elliott by 3 votes, that one will certainly be headed for a recount later today….
In the Mayor’s race, incumbent Eddie Francis, won a third term.
Incumbent Drew Dilkens, retains Ward 1.
Ron Jones, appears to have won by 3 votes. This will be subject to a recount I can only assume…
Councillor Fulvio Valentenis, in a new ward, retains his seat in a crowded field.
As does Ward 4, incumbent Alan Halberstadt. Windsoreats.com‘s Adriano Ciotoli comes in the middle of the pack.
In the night’s biggest upset, Ed Sleiman defeats incumbent Ken Lewenza, Jr. by a wide margin.
Incumbent Jo-Anne Gignac, holds on to her Riverside ward.
As does incumbent Percy Hatfield, who is also returned to council.
Incumbent Bill Marra cruises to an easy victory.
78 year old Hillary Payne, former City CAO is elected in Ward 9, a ward with no sitting incumbent.
Al Maghnieh is elected in the newly created Ward 10.
So three new faces join the council table, Maghnieh, Slieman and Payne, while the outcome in Ward 2 remains to be seen.