Four incumbent councillors seeking re-election in Sarnia

Council chambers at Sarnia City Hall. (Photo by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley from Twitter)

Four incumbent councillors are running for re-election in Sarnia, and they’re all seeking second terms.

George Vandenberg was the first to file his nomination paperwork May 10.

He is vying for one of four city councillor seats.

Vandenberg had sought the federal Liberal Party of Canada nomination in 2021, but was defeated by Lois Nantais to have his name placed on the ballot. Nantais placed third in the September 20 vote, losing the election to incumbent Conservative Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu.

Mike Stark filed his papers June 3. He’s seeking another four years on city/county council. Stark served as Sarnia’s alderman and as a reeve with the Town of Clearwater in the past.

Margaret Bird is also seeking another term on city/county council. She filed her nomination forms June 7 after being elected for the first time in 2018.

Bill Dennis filed his nomination papers June 15. He is seeking additional responsibilities next term and is running for one of four city/county councillor seats.

Candidates have until Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2 p.m. to file their nomination forms.

The unofficial list of municipal election candidates can be viewed here.

Incumbent city councillors Terry Burrell and Nathan Colquhoun and city/county councillors Dave Boushy and Brian White have yet to declare their intentions.

Mayor Mike Bradley hasn’t filed forms seeking re-election either. In the past, he has declared his intentions closer to the deadline.

A hybrid voting model has been approved for the 2022 municipal election on Monday, October 24.

There will be paper ballots on voting day and an internet voting period from October 14 to 24.

The next term of office will run from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026.