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2022 Municipal Election News

Ward 2 hopeful vows to 'be the change' needed in Orillia

Ward 2 hopeful vows to 'be the change' needed in Orillia

'I want to make sure that the ward is well represented, and represented by a person that will listen to them and talk to them,' said Ward 2 candidate Ian Gordon
Lund withdraws from mayoral race, will pursue Ward 1 position

Lund withdraws from mayoral race, will pursue Ward 1 position

'(As) a councillor, I can still be a contributing member and still be able to serve, but I don't have to take as much time commitment away from my children,' says Lund
Ward 4 candidate hopes to bring 'change in mindset' to city hall

Ward 4 candidate hopes to bring 'change in mindset' to city hall

Pat Reid vows 'common sense' approach, calls for better roads and sidewalks, responsible spending and improved communication
Oro-Medonte mayor hopeful vows to rebuild 'broken' council

Oro-Medonte mayor hopeful vows to rebuild 'broken' council

'It's time for a fresh face and a new leadership,' said Coun. Randy Greenlaw, who hopes to thwart Harry Hughes' attempts to win a fifth straight term
Ward 4 candidate hopes to help Orillia 'recover and thrive'

Ward 4 candidate hopes to help Orillia 'recover and thrive'

'I think my biggest hope for the next four years, would be ... really ensuring that Orillia isn't just sustainable, but it's thriving,' said Durnford
Local minister with 'fresh vision' seeks Ward 3 council position

Local minister with 'fresh vision' seeks Ward 3 council position

'Orillia has given me so much opportunity, and I love the city. I'm running to give back to the city what the city has given me,' says council candidate Zak Gariba
Ward 4 candidate Tyson Renshaw withdraws from election race

Ward 4 candidate Tyson Renshaw withdraws from election race

'It was a very hard decision. I didn't take this lightly, but I think there's lots of great other candidates out there, and that made it much easier for me to step aside'
Leatherdale hopes to bring 'blue-collar perspective' to council

Leatherdale hopes to bring 'blue-collar perspective' to council

'We can’t be spending all this money on legacy projects,' says Ward 2 candidate, who believes city needs 'to focus on the basics again'
Mason Ainsworth vows 'pragmatic' approach if elected mayor

Mason Ainsworth vows 'pragmatic' approach if elected mayor

'I’m somebody who can steer the ship in the right direction,' vows mayoral candidate
OSMH business analyst bidding on Ward 1 council position

OSMH business analyst bidding on Ward 1 council position

'Fiscal responsibility is key – a conservative approach to handling the finances of the city will benefit us for years to come,' said Ward 1 candidate Paul Cain