Meet the candidates at three upcoming all-candidates’ meetings

Ballot box. (Photo courtesy of Elections Ontario)

With the municipal election coming up, do you know who you’ll cast a ballot for?

Do you know who is running for school board trustee in your area?

Voters can find out who’s in contention for the Greater Essex County District School Board of Trustees at an all-candidates meeting on Monday night.

The Windsor Council of Home and School Associations is hosting it at Kennedy Collegiate Institute on Tecumseh Road East. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will feature candidates running in the city and the county.

Residents in Windsor’s Wards 3, 4, and 7 can find out who’s running in their wards and where they stand on the issues at two other all-candidates meetings next week.

Those living in Wards 3 and 4 can meet the candidates at an event at Al Sabeel Restaurant on Wyandotte Street East between Marion Avenue and Pierre Avenue.

Larry Horwitz, chair of the Wyandotte Town Centre Business Improvement Area, hosts that event at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Six candidates are running for a seat on Windsor City Council in Ward 3, Brian Yeomans, James McCarte, Renaldo Agostino, Katherine Cameron, Helmi Charif, and Kennedy Mangera.

Ward 4 also has a crowded field of candidates. Patrick Sutherland, Kristin Siapas, Edy Haddad, Jake Rondot, Mark McKenzie, Giovanni Abati, Matt Marchand, and Gregory Heil are running there.

Both wards will elect new representatives to city council. Ward 3’s Rino Bortolin decided not to run again, and Chris Holt in Ward 4 is currently running for mayor.

Ward 7’s all-candidates meeting is also at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. It is at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church on Wyandotte Street East between Westminster Boulevard and Buckingham Road.

Jeewen Gill is the incumbent in Ward 7. He’s running against Greg Lemay, Angelo Marignani, Sydney Brouillard-Coyle, and Sophia Sevo.

The election is on October 24.