Live 2022 municipal election results for mayor, council and school board trustees in Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln and other Niagara municipalities

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Published October 24, 2022 at 6:33 pm

Here is the list of winning candidates in Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham, Port Colborne, Thorold, Wainfleet and West Lincoln in Monday’s municipal elections.


Fort Erie

The Town of Fort Erie elects one mayor, one regional councillor and six councillors – Wards 1 through 6.

Mayor

  • Incumbent Wayne Redekop has 67 per cent of the votes in his race against Daniel Leo Favero and Peter Taras.

Regional councillors

  • Incumbent Tom Insinna has over double the votes of his challenger Peter Nolan at 66 per cent.

Councillors

  • In Ward 1, incumbent George McDermott looks like he cruising to an easy victory over Todd Bews and Rob Smith with almost 60 per cent of the votes.
  • In Ward 2, incumbent Rick Dubanow has roughly 52 per cent of the votes against Peter Koutroulakis and John Mollicone.
  • In Ward 3, newcomer Darren Flagg is well ahead of other challengers Rebecca Jenney and Andrew Kobe with 61 per cent of the votes.
  • In Ward 4, it’s down to Joan Christensen vs Jennifer Priestley for the seat as opponents Graham Pomeroy, and Fred Reimer are too far behind.
  • In Ward 5, Tom Lewis has 77 per cent of the vote over Mark Millar.
  • In Ward 6, incumbent Anne-Marie Noyes handily beating opponents Kristen Halfpenny and Russ Young.

School board trustees

  • Running for trustee for the District School Board of Niagara are Susan Jovanovic has a lead on Owen Riel but it’s not insurmountable. Gregg Dame is a distant third.
  • Running for trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board are Karen Desjardins and Danny DiLorenzo are within 100 votes of each other with the latter leading while while John Eaton-Turner is a distant third.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Jo-Anne Thibodeau.
  • There is no candidate for the French Language Public School Board seat in the combined area of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, and Welland. After the election, a trustee will be chosen by the Welland clerk in cooperation with the School Board.

Grimsby

The Town of Grimsby elects a mayor and a regional councillor and is divided into four wards, with two councillors elected in each ward.

Mayor

  • In Grimsby, Mayor Jeff Jordan is trouncing John Dunstall, a two-time Grimsby councillor, with over 80 per cent of the vote.

Regional councillor

  • Incumbent regional councillor Wayne Fertich is neck-and-neck with challenger Michelle Seaborn who is enjoying a slight 300 vote lead.

Councillors

  • In Ward 1, incumbent Reg Freake and newcomer Delisht Davoli have a sizable lead over incumbent Kevin Ritchie and newcomer Brian Drost.
  • In Ward 2, it looks like incumbent Lianne Vardy and newcomer Don Howe will cruise to victory over Dylan Brethour, Carol Ricciuto and Dave Sharpe.
  • In Ward 3, Veronica Charrois and Jennifer Korstanje are one-two in this race though with a late push Joanne Johnston could grab second. Ryan Day and Duncan Storey are both too far behind.
  • In Ward 4, incumbent Nick DiFlavio is solidly in first with Jacob Baradziej and Jim Howden fighting for the second seat. Baraa Fattal, Nameer Rahman, Len Stack and Frank Trivieri are all fairly far behind.

School board trustees

  • Elizabeth Klassen is cruising to an easy win for trustee of the District School Board of Niagara with Margaret Bowman and Matthew Stanton trailing far behind.
  • With 43 per cent of the vote, Leanne Prince is likely the trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board over Doug Joyner and Roberta Skoko.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Pierre Gregory.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Public School Board is Melinda Chartrand.

Lincoln

The Town of Lincoln elects a mayor and a regional councillor and is divided into four wards, with two councillors elected in each ward.

Mayor and Regional councillor

  • Lincoln is the only town where both the mayor, Sandra Easton, and regional councillor, Robert Foster, were acclaimed.

Councillors

  • In Ward 1, incumbents Dianne Rintjema and Adam Russell have won back their seats over challengers Brian Romagnoli and Joanne Serkeyn.
  • In Ward 2, incumbent Tony Brunet and John (JD) Pachereva easily thumped challengers Herbert Blum and Alain Mukama.
  • In Ward 3, incumbent Mike Mikolic and newcomer Anna Murre have beaten challengers Terry Teather and Dave Thompson.
  • In Ward 4, the incumbent Greg Reimer and Lynn Timmers have beaten challenger David Brown.

School board trustees

  • Elizabeth Klassen easily won the seat for trustee at the District School Board of Niagara beating Margaret Bowman and Matthew Stanton.
  • In the tightest race of the night, Leanne Prince is the trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board, Doug Joyner and Roberta Skoko but the different between first and last was just 40 votes.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Pierre Gregory.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Public School Board is Melinda Chartrand.

Pelham

The Town of Pelham elects a mayor and a regional councillor and is divided into three wards, with two councillors elected in each ward.

Mayor

  • Mayor Marvin Junkin has easily beaten challenger, Frank Adamson by almost 800 votes.

Regional councillor

  • Regional Councillor Diana Huson trounced her two challengers, Wally Braun and Fred Sarvis, collecting 70 per cent of the vote.

Councillors

  • Incumbent Wayne Olson and challenger Kevin Ker have both been acclaimed.
  • In Ward 2, incumbent John Wink and newcomer Brian Eckhardt beat challengers Carla Baxter and Colin McCann.
  • In Ward 3, incumbent Bob Hildebrandt and challenger Shellee Niznik have both been acclaimed.

School board trustees

  • Running for trustee for the District School Board of Niagara are Nancy Beamer, Linda Borland and Lisa Fucile.
  • Running for trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board are Paul Turner and Irma Ruiter.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Jo-Anne Thibodeau.
  • There is no candidate for the French Language Public School Board seat in the combined area of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, and Welland. After the election, a trustee will be chosen by the Welland clerk in cooperation with the School Board.

Port Colborne

The City of Port Colborne elects a mayor and a regional councillor and is divided into four wards with two councillors each.

Mayor

  • In Port Colborne, Mayor Bill Steele, 60, handily beat his brother Charles, 67, with 60 per cent of the vote. The hook here is that the two brothers have been estranged for over 30 years and first faced each other after three decades of silence at a Mayor’s Debate held two weeks ago.

Regional councillor

  • Regional Councillor Fred Davies has been acclaimed.

Councillors

  • In Ward 1, incumbent Mark Bagu  and newcomer Heather Mahon outlasted challengers Jesse Boles and Dave Elliott.
  • In Ward 2, newcomer Tim Hoyle and incumbents Angie Desmarais and Eric Beauregard are virtually deadlocked as the latter two have the same amount of votes – 342 each. This is a guaranteed recount. Challengers Keith Barre, Michael Bunton and Jennifer Foti are all out.
  • In Ward 3, incumbents Gary Bruno and Frank Danch look like they’ve edged challenger, Kim Randell.
  • In Ward 4, incumbent Ron Bodner and newcomer Monique Aquilina have both easily beaten challenger, Ian Thompson.

School board trustees

  • Susan Jovanovic easily won the seat for trustee of the District School Board of Niagara, beating Owen Riel and Gregg Dame.
  • Danny Di Lorenzo won the seat for trustee of the Niagara Catholic District School Board, beating Karen Desjardins and John Eaton-Turner.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Jo-Anne Thibodeau.
  • There is no candidate for the French Language Public School Board seat in the combined area of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, and Welland. After the election, a trustee will be chosen by the Welland clerk in cooperation with the School Board.

Thorold

The City of Thorold elects a mayor, a regional councillor and eight councillors-at-large.

Mayor

  • With 72 per cent of the vote, incumbent Mayor Terry Ugulini easily bet his challenger, 18-year-old Damon Ford.

Regional councillor

  • The new Regional Councillor is Tim Whalen who beat Daryl Wilkinson with 67 per cent of the vote.

Councillors

  • Henry D’Angela, incumbent Carmen DeRose, Tim O’Hare, incumbent Anthony Longo, incumbent Ken Sentance, Mike De Divitiis, incumbent Nella Dekker and incumbent David “Jim” Handley finished with the top-eight spots for city council, beating Angie Coates, Kieran Daniels, Tim Geddes, Rachael Haynes, Ryan Smith, Sebastian Soccio-Marandola, James Symons, Dean Taylor, Shawn Wilson, incumbent Victoria Wilson and Chris York.

School board trustees

  • Nancy Beamer easily won the trustee seat for the District School Board of Niagara, edging out Linda Borland, Lisa Fucile and Rene Nand.
  • Rhianon Burkholder took the seat for trustee of the Niagara Catholic District School Board, beating Cameron Burton.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Jo-Anne Thibodeau.
  • There is no candidate for the French Language Public School Board seat in the combined area of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, and Welland. After the election, a trustee will be chosen by the Welland clerk in cooperation with the School Board.

Wainfleet

The Township of Wainfleet elects a mayor and four councillors.

Mayor

  • It looks like challenger Brian Grant has beaten incumbent Mayor Kevin Gibson by a mere eight votes to become the new mayor. Alfred Kiers was a distant third.

Councillors

  • Incumbent Terry Gilmore, incumbent Sherri Van Vliet, incumbent John MacLellan and newcomer Joan Anderson won the four council chairs, beating James Goodacre, Jeannine deRuiter, Sharon Fraser and Bree Proulx.

School board trustees

  • Deanne MacIntosh won the seat as trustee for the District School Board of Niagara, beating Jessica VanSydenborgh and Ed Fulford.
  • Danny Di Lorenzo is the trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Jo-Anne Thibodeau.
  • There is no candidate for the French Language Public School Board seat in the combined area of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, and Welland. After the election, a trustee will be chosen by the Welland clerk in cooperation with the School Board.

West Lincoln

The Town of West Lincoln elects one mayor and one regional councillor and is divided into three wards with two councillors each.

Mayor

  • It looks like former Ward 3 Councillor Cheryl Ganann (3,768 votes) has defeated former Mayor Dave Bylsma (1,448 votes) for his seat. Newcomer Greg Stephens is finishing third.

Regional councillor

  • Incumbent Albert Witteveen has beaten Peggy Cook by 400 votes.

Councillors

  • In Ward 1, incumbents Jason Trombetta and Mike Rehner  have beaten challrngers Henry Vis and Paul Griffin.
  • In Ward 2, incumbent Shelley Bradaric and newcomer Joann Chechalk have knocked out incumbent Harold Jonker and and Eric Ravenbergen.
  • In Ward 3, incumbent William Reilly and newcomer Terry Bell have beat out Mark Wanders and Clarence Vanderhout.

School board trustees

  • Deanne MacIntosh easily on the race for trustee for the District School Board of Niagara over Jessica VanSydenborgh.
  • Doug Joyner is looking like the  trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board over Leanne Prince, and Roberta Skoko.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Catholic School Board is Melinda Chartrand.
  • Acclaimed for the French Language Public School Board is Pierre Gregory.
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