Here’s who’s running in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex

Signs direct voters to the poll station. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

With the Ontario General election exactly two weeks away, here’s who’s running in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.

Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton on July 13, 2021 (Photo from Facebook Live event)

Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton on July 13, 2021 (Photo from Facebook Live event)

Monte McNaughton of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC) was first elected in 2011 and is seeking a fourth term as Member of Provincial Parliament.

McNaughton was born in Newbury, where his family owned and operated a local shopping centre.

He was named as Ontario Minister of Labour, Training, Skills Development in 2019 and previous served as Minister of Infrastructure.

The married father of one graduated from Westervelt College and completed executive programs at the Ivey Business School at Western University.

 

 

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex NDP candidate Vanessa Benoit. Photo courtesy of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Ontario NDP via Facebook.

Vanessa Benoit is running for the New Democratic Party (NDP).

The community advocate from Alvinston is a library worker, singer-songwriter and music editor.

Benoit has served on the panning committee of the Alvinston Arts and MusicFest and the Friends of A.W. Campbell Park.

 

 

Green Party Candidate Wanda Dickey. Photo courtesy of www.gpo.ca

 

Wanda Dickey is running for the Green Party of Ontario (GPO).

Dickey, originally from Newfoundland, moved to Innisfil in the 80s and now resides in Strathroy.

 

 

David Barnwell is running for the New Blue Party of Ontario (NB).

New Blue Party candidate David Barnwell. (Photo from Facebook)

New Blue Party candidate David Barnwell. (Photo courtesy of newblueontario.com)

Barnwell, born in Chatham, grew up in Brampton and currently resides in Ilderton.

He has been working in telecommunications as a security consultant for over 13 years.

 

 

Liberal candidate Bruce Baker. Photo courtesy of www.ontarioliberal.ca

Bruce Baker is running for the Ontario Liberal party.

Baker is a politics, philosophy and economics graduate of Queen’s University.

 

 

None of the Above Direct Democracy Party candidate Dean Eve. Photo courtesy of www.nota.ca

 

Dean Eve is running for the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party (NOTA).

Eve is the Owner/Operator of Total RE Investment Management.

He has been in the business for 29 years, managing both residential and commercial properties, as well as completing renovations and repairs.

 

Aaron Istvan Vegh is running for the Ontario Party (OP).

The Ontario Party was founded in 2018 and is led by Derek Sloan.