With the close of nominations Friday, the slate of Candidates for Burlington Council and Boards of Education is set. In two instances, school trustees are running for higher office. In the case of Burlington City Council, every incumbent is running again and all are facing challengers. Mayor Marianne Meed Ward faces four challengers including Anne Marden who has been a familiar face in Halton elections as a candidate.
In Ward two incumbent Lisa Kearns will be challenged by Keith Demoe and Tim O’Brien who was a Halton Catholic School Board trustee.
For Regional Chair Gary Carr is being challenged by former Burlington MPP Jane Mc Kenna.. Carr has held the regional post for 16 years. He won the seat handily in 2018, but his opponent, Anne Marsden, who has been running for various offices in Burlington and Halton for 30 years managed to garner over 40,000 votes. Halton School Trustee Andrea Grebenc is also challenging Carr. With Grebenc running for Regional Chair, seven candidates are going after her Board of Education seat in Burlington Wards 3 and 6.
Office Candidates (Alphabetically) Mayor Jim Kerr Anne Marsden Marianne Meed Ward Steven Rieck William Tuck City and Regional Councillor Ward 1 Kelvin Galbraith Robert Radway City and Regional Councillor Ward 2 Keith Demoe Lisa Kearns Tim O’Brien City and Regional Councillor Ward 3 Jennifer Hounslow Luke McEachern Rory Nisan City and Regional Councillor Ward 4 Tony Brecknock Olivia Duke Shawna Stolte Eden Wood City and Regional Councillor Ward 5 Guy D’Alesio Andrew Hall Denny Pirzas Paul Sharman City and Regional Councillor Ward 6 Angelo Bentivegna Rick Greenspoon Renato Velocci Regional Chair Gary Carr Andrea Grebenc Jane McKenna Halton District School Board Trustee – Wards 1 and 2 Matthew Diodati Sebastian Dumitrescu-Georgescu Omar Kayed Halton District School Board Trustee – Wards 3 and 6 Nathaniel Arfin Chris Goff Stephen Green Alison Hodd Anna Sophia Jodhi Dan Smith Xin Yi Zhang Halton District School Board Trustee – Ward 4 Roxanne Anderson Michael Beauchemin Varun Bhardwaj Michael Duhacek Margo Shuttleworth Halton District School Board Trustee – Ward 5 David Biagioni Amy Collard Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee – Wards 1 and 2 Vincent Enzo Iantomasi Kirsten Kelly Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee – Wards 3 and 6 David Cherry Trish Nicholls-Powell Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee – Wards 4 and 5 Brenda Agnew Rick Giuliani Conseil scolaire Viamonde Pierre Gregory (acclaimed) Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Dominique Janssens (acclaimed)