List Of Candidates Running In Municipal Election Grows

Chatham-Kent Civic Centre. File photo. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Despite this work-week being shorter because of the Canada Day holiday, a few more residents have thrown their hat into the ring to run in this fall’s municipal election.

The deadline to file nomination papers is July 27, with the election set for October 2018.

Below is a current list of people running for a position on Chatham-Kent council. The names in bold are those who filed their papers this week. Under the council section is an updated list for people running for mayor and the position of trustee.

Ward 1 – West Kent

  • Mark Authier (current councillor)
  • Bryon Fluker (current councillor)
  • Mark Pastorius

Ward 2 – South Kent

  • Art Stirling
  • Trevor Thompson (current councillor)
  • Frank Vercouteren (current councillor)
  • Henry Svec

Ward 3 – East Kent

  • David VanDamme (current councillor)
  • Steve Pinsonneault (current councillor)

Ward 4 – North Kent

  • Patricia Sylvain
  • Steven Scott
  • Joey Cyples
  • Dylan Robert McLay

Ward 5 – Wallaceburg

  • Carmen McGregor (current councillor)
  • Randy McNeil
  • Chris Glassford
  • Aaron Hall
  • Nicolas Cadotte

Ward 6 – Chatham

  • Brock McGregor (current councillor)
  • Michael Bondy (current councillor)
  • Doug Sulman (current councillor)
  • Les Banks
  • Marjorie Crew
  • James Thompson
  • Larry Vellinga
  • Ryan Jackson
  • Chris June
  • Kirk Hooker
  • Karen Kirkwood-Whyte
  • Drew Simpson

As for mayoral candidates, current Mayor Randy Hope and Chatham resident Robert Salvatore Powers filed their nomination papers this week. Other mayoral candidates include Councillor Darrin Canniff and local advocate Alysson Storey.

A few residents have filed their papers for the position of trustee, they include Louise Aitken (French Separate Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence), David Argenti (English Separate – St. Clair Catholic District School Board), and Chris White (English Public Lambton Kent District School Board).

Other people vying for the position include Brenda Rumble (Eng. SCCDSB), Pierre Lambert (French Public – Conseil Scolaire Viamonde), John Mrnik (Eng. SCCDSB), Robert (Bob) Demers (French Separate Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence), and John Van Heck (Eng. SCCDSB).

Blackburn News will be posting weekly stories to keep the community up-to-date on who is running in this fall’s municipal election.