Ballot set for provincial election in Sarnia-Lambton

(Blackburnmedia.ca file photo by Ashton Patis.)

There will be seven names on the ballot for Sarnia-Lambton on June 2.

The deadline for candidate registration for Ontario’s 43rd General Election passed at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Bob Bailey of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario was first elected in 2007 and is seeking a fifth term as Member of Provincial Parliament.

He is being challenged by Dylan Stelpstra of the New Democratic Party. The children services worker was born and raised in Sarnia.

Lambton College teacher Mark Russell is representing the Liberal Party. He has also served as the Chair of the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.

Carla Olson is on the ballot for the Populist Party of Ontario (PPO). Olson has been a small business owner, missionary and is currently working as a nurse.

Former geology professor and geological consultant Keith Benn is representing the New Blue Party of Ontario.

Lambton College student Mason Bordeau, originally from Woodstock, Ontario was nominated as the Green Party candidate. He is studying to become a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).

Ian Orchard has been nominated as the candidate for the Ontario Party.

The Sarnia-Lambton riding has a population of 105,335 and includes the City of Sarnia, Town of Petrolia, Town of Plympton-Wyoming, Enniskillen Township, St. Clair Township, Village of Oil Springs, and the Village of Point Edward.

In 2018, Bob Bailey earned 52.7 per cent of the vote, followed by NDP candidate Kathy Alexander with 37.4 per cent. Liberal candidate Neil Wereley finished a distant third with 4.38 per cent of the vote.