Duncan, three councillors acclaimed

by Sandy Casselman
Press staff

WINCHESTER – The races for next month’s municipal election are set.

Yet, in the Township of North Dundas, voters have only one decision to make. Who will be the municipality’s next deputy-mayor? The choice comes down to the incumbent, Gerry Boyce, or the newcomer, Theresa Bergeron.

Unchallenged, Mayor Eric Duncan, along with councillors Al Armstrong, Tony Fraser, and John Thompson reclaim their seats by acclamation.

On the flipside, the situation in Dundas County’s southern region will see all current Municipality of South Dundas politicians vying to retain a spot at the council table.

Incumbent Mayor Steven Byvelds is in direct competition with Councillor Evonne Delegarde for the township’s top spot, while Morrisburg residents Del Jones and Carl McIntyre are looking to nab the position of second-in-command from incumbent Deputy-Mayor Jim Locke. There are nine people competing for the three open councillor seats, including incumbent councillors Jim Graham and Archie Mellan, along with Phil Blancher, Bill Ewing, Bert Geertsma, Robert “Rowdy” Gillard, Mahlon Locke, Jim Mills, and Marc St. Pierre.

To the north, in the City of Ottawa’s Osgoode Ward, 11 people are vying for one council position, currently occupied by retiring Councillor Doug Thompson. Voters will see the following names on the ballot: George Darouze, Tom Dawson, Davis Jermacans, Jean Johnston-McKitterick, Liam Maguire, Bob Masaro, Allen Scantland, Mark Scharfe, Kim Sheldrick, Paul St. Jean, and George Wright.

School board trustees
Facing no competition, newcomer Jeremy Archer is acclaimed as trustee for the Upper Canada District School Board’s Dundas County area, while incumbent trustee Francois Bazinet is acclaimed for the Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique de l’Est Ontarien seat.

There are three competitors for the position of trustee for the Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, and they include incumbent Lise Benoit-Leger, and newcomers Jean Bedard and Jules Bourdon.
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Dundas and Stormont County trustee Karen McAllister faces competition from Michael Dunne.

Meanwhile, incumbent Mark Fisher is in competition with Curtis Bulatovich, Lori Daneliak, Jerrett DeFazio, and Jennifer Jennekens for a trustee position with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board – Zone 7, which includes Osgoode Ward, while the area’s Ottawa Catholic School Board Zone 1 position is being contested by Ken Gordon, Martin Tate, John Curry, and Christine Pastien.

The election is set for Mon., Oct. 27.

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