Here Are the Results of Mississauga’s Municipal Election
Municipal elections are officially over and the City of Mississauga has revealed its unofficial election results.
Last night's election saw incumbent Mayor Bonnie Crombie sail to an easy—and expected—landslide victory.
In front of a sizeable crowd at Le Treport Banquet Hall in Mississauga, Crombie thanked her supporters after finding out she had won re-election with almost 77 per cent of the vote.
Crombie was running against seven opponents.
"Mississauga is our city, and I am truly honoured that you are giving me the opportunity to continue to be your voice at City Hall. I could not be more excited and energized for what the future will bring. Working together, we will continue to build and shape this great city," Crombie said.
While Mississauga's race largely unfolded as expected (no incumbent councillors were unseated and the mayor, running on a strong and commendable record against a slew of low-profile candidates, easily retained the city's top job), the race in nearby Brampton was a nailbiter. Somewhat unexpectedly, former PC leader and one-time regional chair contender Patrick Brown narrowly ousted incumbent mayor Linda Jeffrey.
In Toronto, John Tory won a decisive second mandate, while the Halton region's elections largely went as expected with Burlington being a major exception.
While incumbent mayors Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz held onto their jobs in Oakville and Milton respectively, Burlington voters chose to replace incumbent mayor Rick Goldring with city councillor Marianne Meed Ward.
The only mysteries in Mississauga centered around who would win in Wards 1 and 7. Ward 1 was left in the care of interim councillor David Cook after Jim Tovey passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. Stephen Dasko beat out seasoned politician Brad Butt for the seat, receiving close to 4,500 votes.
Long-term councillor Nando Iannicca announced that he would not be running for re-election in Ward 7, leaving the seat open for the first time in 30 years. Former MPP Dipika Damerla has now been declared Ward 7's new councillor.
Significant delays in tallying the results left voters unsure of who won in Ward 6. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., results indicated that incumbent councillor Ron Starr narrowly beat opponent Joe Horneck.
According to the city, the 2018 municipal election in Mississauga had an eligible voter turnout of 27 per cent.
Here's a look at the unofficial election results in Mississauga:
According to the city, Crombie received 91,422 votes.
A total of 119,299 voters cast ballots.
Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko received 4,484 votes
Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras received 7,820 votes
Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca received 8,337 votes
Ward 4 Councillor John Kovac received 5,818 votes
Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish received 6,798 votes
Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr received 4,859 votes
Ward 7 Councillor Dipika Damerla received 4,566 votes
Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney received 9,979 votes
Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito received 7,732 votes
Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden received 10,438 votes
Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson received 6,581 votes
School Board Trustee English Public:
Trustee English Public John Marchant Ward 1 and 7 received 2,422 votes
Trustee English Public Brad MacDonald Ward 2 and 8 received 6,265 votes
Trustee English Public Sue Lawton Ward 3 and 4 received 5,588 votes
Trustee English Public Susan Benjamin Ward 5 received 2,781 votes
Trustee English Public Robert Crocker Ward 6 and 11 received 4,253 votes
Trustee English Public Nokha Dakroub Ward 9 and 10 received 6,146 votes
School Board Trustee English Separate:
Trustee English Separate Mario Pascucci Ward 1 and 3 was elected by acclamation
Trustee English Separate Sharon M. Hobin Ward 2 and 8 received 3,986 votes
Trustee English Separate Stefano Pascucci Ward 4 received 1,212 votes
Trustee English Separate Thomas Thomas Ward 5 received 1,664 votes
Trustee English Separate Luz Del Rosario Ward 6 and 11 received 5,213 votes
Trustee English Separate Bruno Iannicca Ward 7 was elected by acclamation
Trustee English Separate Brea Corbet Ward 9 and 10 received 2,245 votes
School Board Trustee French Public*:
Trustee French Public Yvon Rochefort Citywide received 629 votes
*The School Board Trustee French Public results reflect City of Mississauga votes only and must be co-ordinated with votes from the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon. This is a Region-wide position.
School Board Trustee French Separate:
Trustee French Separate Donald Blais Citywide received 235 votes.
The official results will be certified and announced by the City Clerk in the coming days.
Cover photo courtesy of @idris.yyz
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