Debbie Amaroso

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Debbie Amaroso
Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 1, 2010
Preceded by John Rowswell
Succeeded by Christian Provenzano
Personal details
Residence Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Debbie Amaroso, née Jannison[1] is a Canadian politician, who was elected mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in the 2010 municipal election.[2]

She is the city's first elected female mayor,[2] although two female councillors, Lorena Tridico and Susan Myers, each served one month as acting mayor following the death in office of John Rowswell in August 2010.[3]

Her platform was a balanced approach to community development,[1] and her campaign slogan was "Your city, your say".[1] She previously represented Ward 5 on Sault Ste. Marie City Council from 1997 until 2006, when she ran unsuccessfully for mayor against Rowswell in the 2006 municipal election.[4]

She was defeated by Christian Provenzano in the 2014 municipal election.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

2006 Sault Ste. Marie municipal election, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marieedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
John Rowswell 15,932 56.47
Debbie Amaroso 8,460 29.98
Fred Dovigi 3,822 13.55
Total valid votes 28,214 100.00
2010 Algoma District municipal election, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marieedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Debbie Amaroso 11,110 40.23
James Caicco 10,293 37.27
Julie Hryniewicz 4,148 15.02
Ron Schinners 2,068 7.48
Total valid votes 27,619 100.00

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