Lambton Shores Municipal Election


LAMBTON SHORES MAYOR CANDIDATES:


DOUG COOK


– Elected to Lambton Shores Council in 2010
– Elected Deputy Mayor in 2014 and 2018
– Member of Lambton County Council since 2014
– Business owner in Lambton Shores for 23 years
– Executive member of the Forest BIA since 2014
– 20-year member of the Arkona Lions Club
Contact me at atkcook1@execulink.com or call (519) 319-8584


MARILYN SMITH


I have lived and raised a family in Lambton Shores for over thirty years. I have worked in Education, been the Canadian Sales Coordinator for an international clothing corporation and a small business owner in the Forest community. As a former member of the Grand Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Forest Business Improvement Association, I understand the need for municipalities to support economic development of their commercial districts, and how important visitors are to rural towns. I was part of a group that founded Lambton Shores Nature Trails, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting a system of public trails throughout Lambton Shores and vicinity that provides opportunities for people to connect to nature.
I am an avid outdoors person and have enjoyed playing pickleball for over 7 years. Active volunteer service throughout Lambton Shores includes helping with the Forest Film and Food Festival Committee, Communities in Bloom, Optimists International, and the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre committee to benefit healthy living, currently volunteering with North Lambton Community Health Centre walking group spring and fall.
My campaign website is: marilyn4mayor.ca


LAMBTON SHORES DEPUTY MAYOR CANDIDATES:


TERRY LYNN LEGAULT


My name is Terri Lynn Legault, I am a permanent resident of Grand Bend and live here with my spouse and 2 young children. Currently I am a Mortgage Agent that provides investor focused solutions for individuals and families looking to grow their family’s wealth and financial futures. My partner and I have a small business called Shamrock Property Management that helps to maintain your properties and specializes in wildlife control services. I have over 15 years of experience with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, previously known as the Ministry of Community safety and Correctional Services. During the last 5 years of my career,
I became a Senior Staff Development Officer and specialized in the training and development of staff for all of Ontario. I sat on many committees and worked with the entire Ministry to find efficiencies and design programs that would affect the province as a whole. As a mother in this community, it is my goal to make sure that Lambton shores maintains a healthy and sustainable economic future that supports local businesses and the population growth. I believe that a Deputy Mayor needs to work for you and most importantly with you to make sure that the community members feel valued and listened to. Follow my campaign and Facebook Page Lambton Shores Networking and Social Club for up-to-date information or email me at terri_108@hotmail.com. Vote Terri Lynn Legault for your Deputy Mayor of Lambton Shores.


DAN SAGEMAN


After 8 years as a Councillor I am excited to be running for Deputy Mayor! Simply put, I am the most qualified candidate. My planning, council, and business background has prepared me to understand agendas, by-laws, provincial acts, and planning documents, as well as budgeting, managing personnel, setting goals and priorities, and building strong customer relations.
I am a third generation Grand Bend resident, I have family in Forest, and friends and connections in between! Being connected is vitally important when making decisions for the entire municipality, and understanding the unique issues that affect the individual communities that make up Lambton Shores.


ADDITIONAL CANDIDATE: BARRY BALCOM – NO BIO SUBMITTED.


LAMBTON SHORES COUNCIL CANDIDATES:


GLEN BAILLIE


Glen Baillie has lived and worked in Grand Bend since 2004. He has founded, served on the executive or co-chaired Huron Shores Transit Committee, Summer Sunset Sounds, Grand Bend and Area Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Home Tour, Grand Bend and Area Studio Tour, and the Jingle Bells Christmas Decorating group. He believes Lambton Shores needs to immediately deal with growth issues like parking, affordable housing, recreation facilities and related infrastructure. He believes this can be accomplished once the proper timeframes, budgets, and desire to grow properly are accepted by voters, councillors, and staff. Facebook: Glen Baillie Candidate Ward One.


TABETHA BURLEY


I have attended our council meetings for many years and I feel this has given me the knowledge of our council projects and areas to be improved upon and issues that are pertinent to our municipality.
I am an advocate by nature no matter for myself or others, nothing is more rewarding than being able to be a part of seeing a project(s) be successful as a result of your perseverance and advocacy.
These are essential elements that will help our next council work as a “team” to break barriers to build a better future for the Municipality of Lambton Shores. I am always accessible to residents by phone, email or in person to discuss concerns and find a solution for them. Visit voteburley.com to contact or for more information.


SCOTT FERGUSON


I am a long time resident of Lambton County and have lived in the County for 55 years, including nearly 14 years in Forest. I am retired from Union Gas after twenty five years of service most of which was spent at the Dawn Compressor Station in south Lambton. I myself am the current councillor for ward five and sit on the committee of adjustment for the municipality as well.
I have been an active member of the Optimist club of Forest since 2010, holding both the positions of past president and current secretary/treasurer. I have also been a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society’s “Wheels of Hope” program. I am heavily involved in the Lambton Film and Food Festival-Youth Film Competition. I also volunteer at the Lambton County Heritage Museum, Contact House food bank and I am a past recipient of the Good Neighbour Award from the municipality.
My vision continues to be one that promotes manageable growth for our community. I will encourage initiatives which support tourism, farming and economic development, both in Forest and with our neighbours. I want a community where people feel safe and where our youth can stay and find meaningful employment.
I am committed to:
1. Ensure that when the superschool is completed, existing public schools and lands are redeveloped appropriately.
2. Encourage initiatives which promote tourism and culture, such as the Film and Food Festival, Steam Threshers, and Fall Fair.
3. Support enhancement of green space, tree coverage, and trails.
4. Work with SARNIA-LAMBTON ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP promote the development of the Forest Industrial Park lands to create employment opportunities.
5. Work with the community in the renewal of the Old Forest Arena/Kimball Hall site.
If re-elected, I will listen to, and work with, all members of our community. I want the voters to look at each candidate and choose the one they feel will be best at moving Lambton Shores forward and I feel that I am the one to do that. Vote Ferguson for Ward 5


JIM HANSEN


I have demonstrated my ability to be a PROVEN LISTENER by maintaining the Most Consistent Lambton Shores Council Attendance over its 22 Years.
My INVOLVEMENT includes 25 + YEARS in Municipal Affairs, including, Tourism / Traffic / Parks & Recreation / Waterfront Development / Downtown Re-Development, plus 30 YEARS with the Lambton Kent District School Board.
I act INDEPENDENTLY, as I am not affiliated with any Political Party or Group. As an Enthusiastic Lifelong Learner, my INQUISITIVENESS is exhibited by becoming Lambton College’s Eldest Post Graduate Dean’s Honours List Recipient in 2018, with studies in Performance Management / Strategic Planning & Accounting / Alternative Dispute Resolution.
I am ISSUES SAVVY and quite KNOWLEDGEABLE in the areas of Waterlines / Sewers / Sewage / Drains / Planning / Property Matters / Arenas / By-Laws / Roads. Finally, I have a Willingness to SERVE the Entire Community, in a Sensible & Sensitive manner.


GAYLE RITTER


My name is Gayle Ritter and I am looking forward to your vote this October in Ward 1 of the Municipality of Grand Bend where I am a resident.
I have been a part of the community; forming friendships, supporting and enjoying Grand Bend, Ipperwash Beach, Kettle Point, Port Franks and the shores of Lake Huron since the late 80’s. More recently I have been spending time enjoying, working and living within the Municipality; I have had an opportunity to see, listen and experience our community & life in Grand Bend. My family of course rounds out my life with my husband of 25 years Jason & our daughter Ashley who is currently attending University. It is with great pleasure and pride that I put myself before you for your support this fall. I bring to you my professional background as a Financial Underwriter & Client Manager in the insurance industry, experience as a business owner, volunteerism holding seats on both the Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement Association and Retail Merchants in a community I was very much embedded; in, similar to this one. I offer you a well-rounded project driven opportunity for change; to represent your voices.
There are many moving parts within our community, opportunities and changes happening all around us. I have heard you when you speak of the community centre, more accessible active transportation in & around the area, overall beach management, transparent tax base allocation, tourism & economical development, traffic flow and ultimately effective infrastructure that supports the needs of the community.
It is time to come together, build together and work together to protect and grow what we have all come to appreciate and love about our community. With your vote; our meet & greets, interactions and conversations over the next few years will continue.
I will not only be your voice within the municipality but I will be your connection to council. I will be accountable to you every day and easily accessible. Afterall, we are neighbours. I see better, want better and will give you better in Ward 1 when you vote for me as the Ward 1 councillor. It is TIME for CHANGE!


JEFF WILCOX


I have lived in Lambton Shores all of my 56 years. I grew up on Walden Road South and now live in Thedford. Married to wife Sharri for 33 years and am the proud father of 2 independent young women, who both live and work in Lambton Shores. Also grandfather to grandson Boone and have another grandchild on the way very soon.
I am an auto mechanic by trade, which has taught me great problem solving skills. I have operated businesses in Lambton Shores. Have been a Councillor for Ward 7 for Lambton Shores for the past 8 years. jpw@execulink.com


ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES: DAVID BURKE, JEFFERY GIRLING, DAVE MAGUIRE, SCOTT MCCULLOUGH, LORIE SCOTT, MARK SIMPSON – NO BIO SUBMITTED.