Crombie faces two challengers, so far, for Mississauga mayor’s seat

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Published May 10, 2022 at 12:24 pm

Crombie faces two challengers, so far, for Mississauga mayor's seat
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie will take a leave of absence effective Oct. 6.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie will square off against at least two others in this fall’s municipal election as she seeks to hold onto office as Mississauga’s top elected official.

The nomination period for the upcoming election, to be held Oct. 24, opened on May 2 and so far Crombie and two challengers have officially thrown their hats into the mayoral race.

Meadowvale resident David Shaw filed his papers on May 2 while George Tavares, who lives in the Hurontario St./QEW area, officially entered the ring on May 5.

Crombie, who also registered to run on May 2, announced via Instagram that she’s running for a third term.

“It’s an honour and privilege to hold office,” Crombie wrote on the social media post. “The past (two) years have been difficult and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide strong, steady leadership as our city recovers and thrives.”

Crombie cruised to victory in 2018 over seven other candidates for mayor.

Neither Shaw or Tavares ran in 2018.

Crombie received more than 75 per cent support in the 2018 election. In her first campaign, in 2014, she received almost 63.5 per cent support after receiving an endorsement from retiring mayor Hazel McCallion.

Prior to that, Crombie was Ward 5 councillor for three years and a Mississauga MP for more than two years.

She joined council after winning a 2011 byelection that was required when the seat was vacated by Eve Adams, who was elected an MP.

In the federal election earlier that year, Crombie was unseated as the Liberal MP for Mississauga-Streetsville.

The 2022 nomination period for those who wish to run for a seat on Mississauga City council or for a trustee position at either of the school boards is open until Aug. 19.

Most of the incumbents on council are expected to compete for their seats once again.

However, there are some openings for newcomers:

  • Ward 2: Councillor Pat Mullin is filling in for the retired Karen Ras, who left the seat earlier this year for a new job and reportedly also because she feared remaining on council with Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr, who’s being investigated by the City on allegations he harassed Ras. Mullin will vacate the seat Nov. 14 when the new council is sworn in after the election
  • Ward 9: Longtime councillor Pat Saito is retiring

Also, Ward 7 Councillor Dipika Damerla is running in the provincial election slated for June. If successful in that attempt, she will vacate the Ward 7 seat.

To see the list of candidates, and for other Mississauga election information, visit the City’s website.

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