Algoma District municipal elections, 2010

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Elections were held in the organized municipalities in the Algoma District of Ontario on October 25, 2010 in conjunction with municipal elections across the province.

Blind River[edit]

Sue Jensen was elected as the first female mayor of Blind River, taking over 70 per cent of the vote to win over fellow town councillor Vyrn Peterson.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Sue Jensen 1,197 70.57
Vyrn Peterson 499 29.42

Bruce Mines[edit]

In Bruce Mines, incumbent mayor Darren Foster was defeated by Gordon Post, a town councillor whose campaign platform included a pledge to investigate the feasibility of amalgamating the town with the neighbouring township of Plummer Additional.[2]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Gordon Post 202 56.90
Darren Foster (X) 145 40.84
Douglas J. Ord 8 2.25

Dubreuilville[edit]

Louise Perrier defeated incumbent mayor Hélène Perth in Dubreuilville.[3]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Louise Perrier 185 52.56
Hélène Perth (X) 167 47.44

Elliot Lake[edit]

Incumbent mayor Rick Hamilton was re-elected in Elliot Lake.[4] Following the election, Daniel Gagnon, the city's chief administrative officer, was forced to apologize to losing challenger Robert Whitehead for calling him a "smarmy dumbass" on Facebook; during the campaign, Whitehead had questioned whether the city needed a chief administrative officer at all.[5]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Rick Hamilton (X) 3,032 57.71
Robert Whitehead 2,222 42.29

Hilton[edit]

Former Hilton mayor Rodney Wood was returned to office by a margin of just one vote over challenger Jerry Shields.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Rodney Wood 92 50.27
Jerry Shields 91 49.73

Hilton Beach[edit]

The village of Hilton Beach was one of a number of municipalities in the district whose new mayor was acclaimed due to being the only registered candidate at the close of nominations.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Wilfred Stevens (X) Acclaimed

Hornepayne[edit]

Morley Forster was declared elected in Hornepayne, winning over councillor Margaret Zajac.[6]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Morley Forster 316 66.53
Margaret Zajac 159 33.47

Huron Shores[edit]

The township of Huron Shores was one of a number of municipalities in the district whose mayor was acclaimed due to being the only registered candidate at the close of nominations.[1] Incumbent mayor Ted Linley ran for re-election as a council candidate in Ward 3 rather than as mayor.

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Gil Reeves Acclaimed

Jocelyn[edit]

Incumbent mayor Mark Henderson was declared re-elected in Jocelyn over Sheila Campbell, who had previously run against him in the 2006 election.[7]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Mark Henderson (X) 299 57.61
Sheila Campbell 220 42.39

Johnson[edit]

Challenger Ted Hicks defeated incumbent mayor Edith Orr in Johnson.[8]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Ted Hicks 217 56.81
Edith Orr (X) 165 43.19

Laird[edit]

The township of Laird was one of a number of municipalities in the district whose mayor was acclaimed due to being the only registered candidate at the close of nominations.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Dick Beitz (X) Acclaimed

Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional[edit]

The township of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional was one of a number of municipalities in the district whose mayor was acclaimed due to being the only registered candidate at the close of nominations.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Lynn Watson (X) Acclaimed

North Shore[edit]

Randi Condie defeated incumbent mayor Heather Pelky in the township of North Shore.[9]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Randi Condie 254 54.27
Heather Pelky (X) 214 45.73

Plummer Additional[edit]

Incumbent mayor Beth West was re-elected in Plummer Additional.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Beth West (X) 233 83.51
Russell Desjardine 46 16.49

Prince[edit]

Former councillor Ken Lamming defeated mayor Lou Madonna in the township of Prince.[10] Lamming campaigned on his desire to keep the municipality's taxes "lower than everybody else in Algoma District".[10] During the previous council term, Lamming had been involved in an employment dispute with the township, when the council fired him as chief of its volunteer fire department for leaking details of a workers' compensation claim to Sault Ste. Marie's media.[10]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Ken Lamming 334 52.76
Lou Madonna (X) 299 47.24

Sault Ste. Marie[edit]

In a race which was complicated by the death in office of former mayor John Rowswell on August 31, 2010, former city councillor Debbie Amaroso narrowly defeated sitting city councillor James Caicco to become Sault Ste. Marie's first elected female mayor.[11]

The city is divided into six wards, each of which is represented by two councillors on Sault Ste. Marie City Council. In the 2010 election, there was one open seat in Ward 1, as councillor James Caicco ran for mayor, and one in Ward 3, where Bryan Hayes did not seek re-election as he had chosen instead to run for federal office in the 2011 federal election. All of the other 10 incumbent councillors ran for re-election. The remaining incumbents in Ward 1 and Ward 3 and both incumbents in Ward 2 were re-elected, while in the other three wards one incumbent won re-election but the other was defeated.

A municipal referendum to determine whether voters favoured allowing stores to open on Boxing Day was held concurrently with the election.[12] Sault Ste. Marie is one of only a few cities in Ontario where a municipal bylaw prevents stores from opening on December 26; as in Sudbury, retail stores in Sault Ste. Marie instead begin their post-Christmas Boxing Day sales on December 27. Although voter turnout was not high enough to make the referendum legally binding, meaning that city council is free to disregard the results if it chooses to revisit the issue in the future, 60.77 per cent of voters opposed allowing stores to open.[13]

Mayor[edit]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Debbie Amaroso 11,110 40.23
James Caicco 10,293 37.27
Julie Hryniewicz 4,148 15.02
Ron Schinners 2,068 7.48

Councillors[edit]

Ward 1 Candidate Vote  %
Steve Butland (x) 3,910 43.00
Paul Christian 2,854 31.39
Mac Headrick 2,329 25.61
Ward 2 Candidate Vote  %
Terry Sheehan (x) 4,022 50.62
Susan Myers (x) 3,137 39.48
Michael Selvers 787 9.90
Ward 3 Candidate Vote  %
Brian Watkins 2,967 37.96
Pat Mick (x) 2,268 29.02
Bryan Dumanski 1,119 14.31
Luke Macmichael 858 10.98
Kelly Marshall 604 7.73
Ward 4 Candidate Vote  %
Lou Turco (x) 2,158 34.07
Rick Niro 2,055 32.45
Lorena Tridico (x) 1,374 21.70
Alan Smith 746 11.78
Ward 5 Candidate Vote  %
Marchy Bruni 1,928 26.53
Frank Fata (x) 1,927 26.52
Duane Jones 1,307 17.98
David Celetti (x) 1,300 17.89
Mark Brown 492 6.77
John Bumbacco 313 4.31
Ward 6 Candidate Vote  %
Joe Krmpotich 1,795 23.73
Frank Manzo (x) 1,501 19.85
Ozzie Grandinetti (x) 1,285 16.99
Tony Mancuso 1,229 16.25
Jeff Arbus 1,025 13.55
Andy Anich 728 9.63

Spanish[edit]

Incumbent mayor Gary Bishop was re-elected in Spanish.[14]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Gary Bishop (X) 297 63.6
Laurence Massicotte 170 36.4

St. Joseph[edit]

The township of St. Joseph was one of a number of municipalities in the district whose mayor was acclaimed due to being the only registered candidate at the close of nominations.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Jody Wildman (X) Acclaimed

Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional[edit]

The township of Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional was one of a number of municipalities in the district whose mayor was acclaimed due to being the only registered candidate at the close of nominations.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Ken Richie (X) Acclaimed

Thessalon[edit]

Brent Rankin, who had previously served as mayor of Thessalon from 1985 to 1994, ran for another term as mayor after incumbent Donna Latulippe announced that she would not be seeking re-election.[15] He won an overwhelming victory over challenger Jan Pawlukiewicz.[8]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Brent Rankin 605 92.51
Jan Pawlukiewicz 49 7.49

Wawa[edit]

Town councillor Linda Nowicki narrowly defeated incumbent mayor Howard Whent, becoming the first female mayor of Wawa.[1]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Linda Nowicki 557 39.93
Howard Whent (X) 530 37.99
Ken Martin 308 22.08

White River[edit]

The township of White River was one of a number of municipalities in the district whose mayor was acclaimed due to being the only registered candidate at the close of nominations.[16]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Angelo Bazzoni (X) Acclaimed

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