Hamilton, Ontario municipal election, 2010

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Hamilton municipal election, 2010

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  BobBratinaMayoral.png Larry DiIanni.jpg Fred Eisenberger.jpg
Candidate Bob Bratina Larry Di Ianni Fred Eisenberger (incumbent)
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 52,684 40,091 38,719
Percentage 37.32% 28.40% 27.43%

  Brother Michael Baldasaro Mayoral.jpg ToneMarrone.png
Candidate Michael Baldassaro Tone Marrone others
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 2,892 1,052 5,736
Percentage 2.05% 0.75% 4%

Hamilton2010Mayoral.jpg

The results of the 2010 race. Thanks to a city-wide three-way race, Bratina prevailed, taking areas of the city that supported both Eisenberger and DiIanni in the past.

Mayor before election

Fred Eisenberger

Elected Mayor

Bob Bratina

The 2010 Hamilton municipal election was held on October 25, 2010[1] to select one Mayor, fifteen members of the Hamilton, Ontario City Council and members of both English and French Public and Catholic School Boards.[2] Nominations opened January 4, 2010 and ran until September 10, 2010.

The race saw Hamiltonians elect their third mayor in as many elections, opting for former Ward 2 Councillor Bob Bratina over Larry Di Ianni (Mayor 2003-2006) and incumbent Mayor Fred Eisenberger, who had served in the role since 2006. The stark contrasts between Ward elections saw the council race to succeed Bratina in Ward 2 drawing 20 candidates, while Ward 14 Councillor Robert Patsuta was acclaimed. Only one incumbent councillor was defeated, with Brenda Johnstone toppling long-time Councillor Dave Mitchell in Ward 11. Also notable in the race was the significant turnover among Catholic School Board Trustees, many of whom were defeated by first-time candidates.

New measures[edit]

Council backed a measure to elect the boards of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs),[3][4][5] a move that was in response to the LHIN affair,[6][7] though this did not occur in time for the 2010 Election.

There was speculation that this election was to include a new 16th Council seat, that would encompass southern portions of Wards 6,7 and 8 and the northern portion of Ward 11.[8][9] The new Ward would have included the area to be developed as part of the controversial "Aerotropolis" industrial development plan,[10][11] though that plan was abandoned in favour of a study of all ward boundaries following the election.[12]

As per Bill 212, municipal elections in Ontario were moved from the first Monday in November to the fourth Monday in October, shortening the campaign period by two weeks and moving close of nominations to September 10, 2010.[13]

Mayoral election[edit]

Mayor Eisenberger's upset victory in 2006, his perceived 'weak governing' style in dealing with council and the Pan Am Games Stadium Debate sparked vigorous debate over challengers and led to the largest number of candidates filing to run for the office of mayor in the city's post-amalgamation history.[14][15][16][17][18]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Michael Baldasaro was the first candidate to file in early January and was later joined by self-proclaimed marijuana advocate Andrew Haines.[28] Mahesh P. Butani filed his nomination in mid-April and Mayor Eisenberger, having already confirmed he would be seeking a second term in mid-2008, officially filed on May 31.[29]

Following months of speculation, former Mayor Larry Di Ianni announced he would be standing in the mayoral election in an interview with the Hamilton Spectator on July 26.[30] Perennial joke candidate Marty Zulinak filed soon after, claiming that he would finance his campaign with money from returning used beer bottles.[31] He would later drop out and run for Ward 13 (Dundas) City Councillor.

The month of August brought the Pan Am Games Stadium controversy, with Mayor Eisenberger taking the side of the proposed West Harbour location on Hamilton's Waterfront. The ensuing local debate became so passionately heated, Eisenberger began receiving death threats and council, after affirming their support for the West Harbour, reversed their decision and initiated a reevaluation of potential sites.[32] Though the mayor was commended by Toronto's Mayor David Miller and lauded as the week's boldest leader in the Globe and Mail,[33] his handling of the situation caused former New Democratic MP and MPP Ian Deans and Ward 2 (Downtown) Councillor Bob Bratina to announce they would be contesting the election.[34][35]

Though Deans withdrew from the Mayoral race on Thursday, September 9 to run for Ward 2 Councillor,[36] Eisenberger faced fourteen opposing candidates after the close of nominations on September 10, 2010.[28]

On Thursday, October 7, following a debate at Sir John A MacDonald High School, Edward Graydon unofficially dropped out of the race after fellow contender Andrew Haines told him to "smoke a joint". Graydon was outraged at the comments, and decided to withdraw from the race to support Larry Di Ianni, who came to his defense following Haines' comments. Di Ianni then asserted marijuana advocates should not be attending debates at high schools and school board officials announced they would be reiterating the school's official anti-drug policies the following day.[37] Graydon continued to attend the mayoralty debates, and his name remained on the ballot, as the official withdrawal date had passed by the time he 'withdrew'.

Results[edit]

52,684 40,091 38,719 2,892 1,052 5,736
Bratina Di Ianni Eisenberger Blds T.M. Others
e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Mayoral Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Bob Bratina 52,684 37.32% n/a
Larry Di Ianni 40,091 28.40% -14.44%
Fred Eisenberger (incumbent) 38,719 27.43% -15.78%
Michael Baldasaro 2,892 2.05% -1.56%
Tone Marrone 1,052 0.75% n/a
Mahesh Butani 950 0.67% n/a
Glenn Hamilton 949 0.67% n/a
Pasquale (Pat) Filice 768 0.54% n/a
Ken Leach 577 0.41% n/a
Andrew Haines 557 0.39% n/a
Mark Wozny 433 0.31% n/a
Steven Waxman 429 0.30% n/a
Edward Graydon 404 0.29% n/a
Gino Speziale 356 0.25% -0.77%
Victor Veri 313 0.22% n/a
Total Votes 141,174 100%
Registered Voters 353,317 40.45% +3.2%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office

City Council election[edit]

Ward One (Chedoke-Cootes)[edit]

The race for councillor in Ward One focused heavily on the Pan Am Stadium. The West Hamilton Ward was a potential host site for the venue, a fact that incumbent Councillor Brian McHattie passionately opposed. During the election, McHattie ran on a campaign of continuing a push for Light Rail Transit, expanded HSR bus service and improved environmental and anti-poverty projects.[38]

Challenger Raymond Paquette campaigned on a similar platform, with the exception of supporting an increased number of liquor licenses granted to restaurants in Westdale Village, an area popular with McMaster University students.[38]

All three candidates vocally opposed the Pam Am Stadium being placed in Ward One. Each candidate was concerned about the strain such a venue would have on the community surrounding the proposed site, a working CP Rail Yard.[39]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward One Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Brian McHattie (incumbent) 5,373 64.90% +2.02%
Tony Greco 2,187 26.42% -8.78%
Raymond Paquette 719 8.68% n/a
Total Votes 8279 100%
Registered Voters 20,767 40.7% +2.29%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Brian McHattie, councillor since 2003, ran for a third term in Ward One.[2]
  • Tony Greco is a local barber and stood as a candidate for Ward One Councillor in 2006, garnering 33% in contrast to Councillor McHattie's 63%.[2]
  • Raymond Paquette is the owner of Ray's Place, a Dundurn Street restaurant.[40]

Ward Two (Downtown)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Two Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Jason Farr 1,607 20.97% n/a
Matt Jelly 1,434 18.72% n/a
Martinus Geleynse 805 10.51% n/a
Erik Hess 602 7.86% n/a
Marvin Caplan 559 7.30% n/a
James Novak 514 6.71% n/a
Diane Chiarelli 403 5.26% n/a
HooJung Jones 312 4.07% n/a
Ian Deans 231 3.01% n/a
Shane Coleman 217 2.83% n/a
Matteo Gentile 174 2.27% n/a
Charlie Pipe 135 1.76% n/a
Ned Janjic 113 1.47% n/a
Lloyd Ferguson 102 1.33% n/a
Liban Abdi 96 1.25% n/a
Kevin Wright 91 1.19% n/a
Paul Casey 81 1.06% n/a
Dawn Lescaudron 77 1.00% -4.32%
Pat Ielasi 67 0.87% n/a
John Castle 42 0.55% n/a
Total Votes 7,662 100%
Registered Voters 19,424 40.43% +9.18%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Jason Farr was employed as a host with Cable 14 prior to the election. He was also a volunteer with the Hamilton chapter of the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club and Camp Maple Leaf/Committed for Kids (BANYAN Community).
  • Matt Jelly is a local activist and currently organizes volunteer activities in the downtown core. He ran for mayor in 2003, finishing seven out of as many candidates.
  • Martinus Geleynse was a local entrepreneur and the director of the Hamilton24, a large arts festival.[41] Geleynse was also an organizer with the Our City, Our Future campaign, which promoted the proposed West Harbour stadium for the 2015 Pan American Games.[42]
  • Erik Hess was a professional landscape architect and superintendent of park development for the city of Hamilton. He also served as an independent consultant for the waterfront trust and as a member of the King Street West Business Improvement Area.[43]
  • Former Ward One Councillor Marvin Caplan, who served from 1994 until 2003, filed to run in Ward Two on September 8.[2]
  • James Novak is formerly the Elections Canada Returning Officer for Hamilton Centre and a longtime resident of Hamilton's lower city. After the resignation of Councillor Andrea Horwath, he ran in the 2004 by-election to fill her Ward Two seat.[44]
  • Diane Chiarelli was a partner with Chiarelli & Noble and the co-founder of United Grandparents of Canada.[45]
  • HooJung Jones, a Korean-Canadian business woman and author, was most notable for her book, Canadians Our Heros, 1950-1953 Korean War. She graduated from McMaster's Commerce program in 1999.[46][47]
  • Ian Deans, former New Democratic MP for Hamilton Mountain, filed to run for Mayor on September 2, after openly speculating about a return to politics in a mid-2008 interview with the Hamilton Mountain News. He withdrew from the race to run for Ward 2 Councillor on September 7.[48]
  • Shane Coleman was the son of a stall-holder at the Hamilton Farmer's Market, and had, prior to running, lobbied the city for subsidized parking for market patrons.[49]
  • Matteo Gentile, a Mohawk College graduate, operated a small restaurant.[50]
  • Charlie Pipe was a line operator at Procter and Gamble who had graduated from the Dundas Valley School of Art.[51]
  • Ned Janjic, a graduate of McMaster University's Political Science program, was a property owner and developer in Hamilton since completing his studies.[52]
  • Lloyd Ferguson
  • Somali-Canadian Liban Abdi, an employee with Settlement and Integration Services Ontario (SISO), sought election in the downtown ward.[53]
  • Kevin Wright is a former Officer in the Canadian Forces and has worked with numerous non-profit groups city and province wide.[54]
  • Paul Casey
  • Dawn Lescaudron ran in the 2006 election, placing third behind winner Bob Bratina with just over 5% of the vote.
  • Pat Ielasi
  • John Castle

Ward Three (East Hamilton)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Three Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Bernie Morelli (incumbent) 3,186 44.66% -27.99%
Paul Tetley 1,720 24.11% n/a
Sean Gibson 976 13.68% -13.67%
Mark DiMillo 723 10.13% n/a
Bob Black 373 5.23% n/a
Wilamina McGrimmond 156 2.19% n/a
Total Votes 7,329 100%
Registered Voters 23,670 31.0% +4.37%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office,
2006 City of Hamilton Municipal Election Site,
2010 City of Hamilton Municipal Election Site
  • Bob Black works with the Hamilton Area Labour Council.[55]
  • Mark DiMillo ran in Ward 7 during in the 2006 Election, capturing 1,179 votes (8.48%), finishing fifth in the election won by incumbent Scott Duvall.
  • Sean Gibson ran in the 2006 Election, gaining 27% to incumbent councillor Bernie Morelli's 73%.
  • Wilamina McGrimmond is a native rights activist, and sought the provincial New Democratic Party nomination for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek in the 2007 Provincial Election.[56]
  • Longtime incumbent councillor Bernie Morelli has filed for re-election, despite rumours that he would not stand in 2010.[57]
  • Paul Tetley is a Ward 3 homeowner and a businessman, whose campaign slogan is "Get Ready for Change" and focus is on "Vision, Leadership and Change".[58]

Ward Four (East Hamilton)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Four Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Sam Merulla (incumbent) 6,787 82.41% +19.37
Norm Bulbrook 743 9.02% +4.39
Giulio Cicconi 706 8.57% n/a
Total Votes 8,420 100%
Registered Voters 23,721 35.5% +1.02%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Norm Bulbrook ran in the 2006 election and placed 3rd, with 4.63% of the vote.[2]
  • Giulio Cicconi is the treasurer of the United Steelworkers Local 8782 at U.S. Steel's Nanticoke Plant.[59]
  • Sam Merulla is the ward's two-term incumbent councillor, with close affiliations with the New Democrats.[60] In 2006, he collected 5005 votes and won over closest challenger Dave Wilson.

Ward Five (Redhill)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Five Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Chad Collins (incumbent) 6,876 66.92% -23.34%
Frank Rukavina 1,512 14.72% n/a
Jaswinder Bedi 1,220 11.87% n/a
Dave Stacey 667 6.49% n/a
Total Votes 10,642 100%
Registered Voters 25,755 41.3% +3.43%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Jaswinder Bedi was a representative of the Ontario Taxiworkers Union.[61]
  • Incumbent councillor Chad Collins, who had served on Hamilton City Council since 1994, sought re-election in his east Hamilton ward.[2]
  • Frank Rukavina was the Conservative candidate in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek in the 2008 Federal election.[62]
  • Dave Stacey filed on the last day of nominations, September 10.[2]

Ward Six (East Mountain)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Six Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Tom Jackson (incumbent) 6,560 54.90% -24.8%
Chris Behrens 1,693 14.17% n/a
Michelle Febers 1,510 12.64% n/a
Ed Pecyna 1,127 9.43% n/a
Nathalie Xian Yi Yan 862 7.21% -13.09%
Steven Knowles 198 1.66% n/a
Total Votes 12,190 100%
Registered Voters 28,266 43.1% +3.72%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Chris Behrens, who filed on July 27, was a high school Automotive and Transportation technology teacher.[63]
  • Michelle Febers was the co-chair of the Hamilton Make It Seven Day rally, an event in support of RIM CEO Jim Balsillie's attempt to relocate the Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton.[64]
  • 22-year council veteran Tom Jackson sought another term in Ward 6. Jackson was, at the time, the longest serving member of council, having completed seven terms as Ward 6's representative.[65]
  • Challenger Steven Knowles stepped up on August 18.[66]
  • Ed Pecyna was the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School Council President.[67]
  • Dr. Nathalie Xian Yi Yan decided to run in Ward 6 again, after receiving 2,160 votes and losing to councillor Tom Jackson in the 2006 Election.

Ward Seven (Central Mountain)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Seven Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Scott Duvall (incumbent) 9,027 57.61% +28.05%
Trevor Pettit 3,938 25.13% n/a
John Gallagher 1,899 12.12% +2.91%
Keith Beck 805 5.14% n/a
Total Votes 16,173 100%
Registered Voters 40,571 39.9 % +2.97%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Keith Beck had filed to run in Ward Two earlier in the year, but dropped out of the race on August 4. Previously, he had received 507 votes in the 2006 Election, though as a candidate for Ward 10 and, prior to the close of nominations that year, he had filed papers to run for mayor, but withdrew from that race to pursue a councillor's position.[2]
  • First-term Councillor Scott Duvall announced that he would be seeking a second term in the Mountain News on January 1, 2010.[68] He officially filed to run in Ward 7 again on the first day nominations opened, January 4.[69]
  • John Gallagher also stood in the 2006 election for the position of Ward Seven Councillor, placing fourth with 9.21% of the vote.[2]
  • Trevor Pettit, who filed on September 2, was the former Progressive Conservative MPP for Hamilton Mountain.

Ward Eight (West Mountain)[edit]

Ward Eight's council race was marked by the unofficial withdrawal of two candidates, namely Jeff Bonner for personal reasons and Bruce Whitelaw in support of incumbent Councillor Terry Whitehead's campaign.[70]

Whitehead's last campaigning opponent, Kim Jenkinson, wrote a post-election reflection for The Hamilton Spectator, where she outlined her reasons for running and the process by which she campaigned. In the article, she noted, "I've had my say, I've played fair, and I have met some interesting people, and had my family and friends at my back the whole way."[71]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Eight Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Terry Whitehead (incumbent) 9,908 67.37% +11.65%
Kim Jenkinson 3,877 26.36% n/a
Bruce Whitelaw 471 3.20% n/a
Jeff Bonner 451 3.07% n/a
Total Votes 15,135 100%
Registered Voters 34,259 44.2% +1.19%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office, Hamilton Election Results
  • Realtor and Mohawk College alumnus Jeff Bonner filed to run for council on July 8.[72] On Sept. 23, Bonner announced he would be ceasing all campaign activities thanks to issues of a "personal nature".[70]
  • Kim Jenkinson, BA, CGA is currently the controller for a children's charity. Jenkinson ran what she called a 'back to basics' campaign, highlighting a platform of accountability and action.[73]
  • Incumbent Councillor Terry Whitehead filed for re-election on July 21, 2010.[2]
  • A pipe fitter on disability, Bruce Whitelaw focused on senior care, saying that it was an issue that, "lit my fire...We’re not maintaining their dignity." [74] On October 15, 2010, Whitelaw announced that would step down from the campaign and throw his support behind incumbent Terry Whitehead.[75]

Ward Nine (Heritage Stoney Creek)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Nine Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Brad Clark (incumbent) 3,454 45.33% -5.59
Nancy Fiorentino 2,343 30.75% n/a
Geraldine McMullen 999 13.11% n/a
Andrew Mowatt 824 10.81% n/a
Total Votes 7743 100%
Registered Voters 19,235 40.3% +3.16%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office

Ward Ten (Stoney Creek)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Ten Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Maria Pearson (incumbent) 5,464 63.85% -11.22%
Bernard Josipovic 1,995 23.31% n/a
Jose Pablo Bustamante 1,098 12.83% n/a
Total Votes 8,772 100%
Registered Voters 19,350 45.33% +4.01%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • IT entrepreneur Jose Pablo Bustamante filed papers to run in Ward 10, saying "New people need to come to city council and new ideas have to flow." [69]
  • Bernard Josipovic, a former employee for local radio station Y108, as well as both of Hamilton's steel manufacturers, Stelco and Dofasco, filed on June 3.[79]
  • Maria Pearson, two term Ward 10 councillor is seeking a third mandate.[2]

Ward Eleven (Glanbrook-Winona)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Eleven Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Brenda Johnson 4,410 42.12% n/a
David Mitchell (incumbent) 4,165 39.78% -20.26%
Ken Chartrand 1,896 18.11% n/a
Total Votes 10,676 100%
Registered Voters 24,655 43.30% +3.04%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Ken Chartrand was a first time candidate, who said in an interview with The Hamiltonian, "It is time for a new representative with a strong ear who listens and has vast knowledge of all the communities and will represent all the people." [80]
  • Brenda Johnson, a Winona resident and member of Environment Hamilton notable for her activism in persuading the city to avoid a Wal-Mart power centre development in her town, stood for the first time.[81]
  • Controversial councillor Dave Mitchell sought another term on city council in the wake of his censure by his peers in 2008.[82]

Ward Twelve (Ancaster)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Twelve Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Lloyd Ferguson (incumbent) 7,447 73.28% +31.89%
Brenda Cox-Graham 2,716 26.72% n/a
Total Votes 8279 100%
Registered Voters 20,767 40.7% +2.29%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Brenda Cox-Graham is an Ancaster based lawyer, who has contributed to major international legal journals.[83]
  • Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson, despite considering a mayoral run, has decided to run for a second term.[84]

Ward Thirteen (Dundas)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Thirteen Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Russ Powers (incumbent) 4,884 58.92% +24.59%
Danya Scime 1,761 21.25% n/a
Glenn Robinson 758 9.14% n/a
Ron Tammer 559 6.74% n/a
Marty Zulniak 327 3.94% n/a
Total Votes 8,450 100%
Registered Voters 18,439 45.83% +2.39%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Russ Powers, the incumbent councillor and former Liberal MP for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, has filed for re-election.[2]
  • Danya Scime, a vocal opponent of the West Harbour Pan Am Games Stadium site, filed to run against Powers on September 8.[85]
  • Ron Tammer, Candidate for Ward 13; active within the Community (involved with Dundas Minor Hockey Association and Dundas Minor Baseball Association) and the City (involved with Hamilton Youth Justice Committee, past member of Friends of the Red Hill Valley.)

Ward Fourteen (Jerseyville-Rockton)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Fourteen Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Robert Pasuta (incumbent) Acclaimed
Total Votes 4,264 100%
Registered Voters 12,147 35.10% -1.49%
Note: For this election, voter-turnout is just for the position of Mayor and Catholic School Board Trustee in that both
Councillor and Public School Board Trustee were acclaimed.
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • First-term incumbent councillor Robert Pasuta was acclaimed to a second term when no candidates challenged him by the close of nominations on September 10, 2010.[2]

Ward Fifteen (Flamborough)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Fifteen Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Judi Partridge 3,396 52.72% +11.55%
Neil Bos 2,767 42.95% n/a
Brian Gaspar 279 4.33% n/a
Total Votes 6,526 100%
Registered Voters 18,609 35.07% -0.72%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Neil Bos is the owner of Village Fish and Chips in Waterdown.[86]
  • Brian Gaspar is the chairman of the Newalta/Hamilton Landfill Liaison Committee, an organization dedicated to opening dialogue concerning the area's local landfill.[87]
  • Judi Partridge, who ran in the 2006 Election, is the current chair of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Public School Board election[edit]

The ward divisions used by the Public School Board
e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward One and Two Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Judith Bishop (incumbent) Acclaimed
Total Votes n/a
Registered Voters n/a
Note:Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Trustee Judith Bishop, who had served since 1988, was acclaimed in Wards One and Two.[2]


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Three Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Tim Simmons (incumbent) 3,137 74.00% +34.21%
Steven Paul Denault 1,102 26.00% n/a
Total Votes 5,151 100%
Registered Voters 17,385 29.60% n/a
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Sitting trustee Tim Simmons sought re-election.[2]
  • Steven Denault ran in Ward 9 in 2006 for the Catholic Board, gaining less than 8% of votes cast.


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Four Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Ray E. Mulholland (incumbent) 2,913 48.58% -10.20%
Cindy Kennedy 1,439 24.49% n/a
Julian Holland 1,057 17.99% n/a
Bob Green Innes 466 7.93% n/a
Total Votes 5,875 100%
Registered Voters 18,561 31.65% n/a
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Five Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Todd White 3,017 49.36% n/a
Lorri Cooke 1,291 21.12% n/a
Ron English (incumbent) 1,173 19.19% -34.56%
Pervez Muhammad 631 10.32% n/a
Total Votes 6,570 100%
Registered Voters 17,597 37.30% n/a
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Six Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Laura Peddle (incumbent) 3,417 44.74% +7.19%
Kathy Archer 2,829 37.04% +0.86%
Jeannie Martel 1,392 18.22% n/a
Total Votes 7,638 100%
Registered Voters 20,338 37.55% n/a
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Veteran trustee Laura Peddle ran for another term.[2]
  • Contesting the Ward 6 race was Kathy Archer, who ran a very close second to Trustee Peddle in the 2006 election.
  • Jeannie Martel was the director of the Hamilton Injured Workers Group board.[93]


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Seven Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Lillian Orban (incumbent) 6,121 60.77% +3.5%
Marlon Picken 3,951 39.23% n/a
Total Votes 11,020 100%
Registered Voters 28,374 38.80% n/a
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Sitting trustee Lillian Orban sought re-election.[2]
  • Marlon Picken was a local New Democratic activist and member of the Hamilton District Labour Council's Peace and Human Rights Commission.[94]


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Eight Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Wes Hicks (incumbent) 5,642 63.38% +10.25%
Sylvia Thomas 2,089 23.47% +7.4%
Al Pierce 1,171 13.15% -17.65%
Total Votes 8,902 100%
Registered Voters 22,918 38.8% +2.6%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Incumbent Wes Hicks stood for re-election after a surprise win over former trustee Al Pierce in 2006 .[2]
  • Al Pierce was trustee from 2003 to 2006 when he was defeated by current trustee Wes Hicks.[2]
  • Sylvia Thomas contested the seat in 2006.


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Wards Nine and Ten Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Robert Barlow (incumbent) 4,165 50.29% +2.75%
John Davidson 2,857 34.5% -0.69%
Bruce Percy 1,260 15.21% n/a
Total Votes 9,003 100%
Registered Voters 23,717 38% +7.1%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Sitting trustee, Robert Barlow, sought re-election.[2]
  • John Davidson was trustee from 2003 to 2006 when he was defeated by current trustee Robert Barlow.[2]
  • Bruce Percy was a first-time candidate.


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Wards Eleven and Twelve Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Alex Johnstone 8,586 66.9% n/a
Ying Chan 4,249 33.1% n/a
Total Votes 14,692 100%
Registered Voters 35,460 41.4% +14.35%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Thirteen Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Jessica Brennan (Incumbent) 4,957 81.54% +2.73%
Klaas Detmar 1,122 18.46% n/a
Total Votes 6,079 100%
Registered Voters 15,146 45.8% +7.7%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Jessica Brennan, then-Chair of the Board, sought re-election in her Dundas ward.[2]
  • Klaas Detmar was a local fundamentalist Christian and far-right wing activist, who called the school board's equity policy "sexual abuse in the first degree."[102]


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Wards Fourteen and Fifteen Public School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Karen Turkstra (Incumbent) Acclaimed
Total Votes n/a
Registered Voters n/a
Note:Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Karen Turkstra, the incumbent trustee, was acclaimed to another term.[2]

Catholic School Board election[edit]

The ward divisions used by the Catholic School Board. Note the allotment of two representatives for Wards 9, 10 and 11.
e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Wards One and Two Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Mark Valvasori 1,171 43.39% n/a
Paula Linger 768 28.45% n/a
Louis Agro (incumbent) 760 28.16% -32.22%
Total Votes 2,699 100%
Registered Voters 7,011 42.8% +10.2%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Wards Three and Four Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Ralph Agostino (incumbent) 2,454 66.32% +10.96%
Brian Nestor 860 23.24% +13.44%
Calogero Milazzo 386 10.43% n/a
Total Votes 3,700 100%
Registered Voters 10,545 38.8% +1.9%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Incumbent trustee Ralph Agostino sought re-election in Wards 3 and 4.[2]
  • Calogero Milazzo
  • Brian Nestor


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Five Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Sam Agostino 1,518 40.94% +0.59%
Frank Ciotti 1,188 32.04% n/a
Linda Di Bartolomeo (incumbent) 1,002 27.02% -17.6%
Total Votes 3,708 100%
Registered Voters 7,895 51.1% +5.3%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Sam Agostino
  • A former teacher, union president and municipal candidate Frank Ciotti sought election in Ward 5.[2]
  • Incumbent Trustee Linda DiBartolomeo filed for re-election on September 6.[2]


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Six Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Kyran Kennedy (incumbent) 1,457 41.77% Note 1
Michael Ecker 1,392 39.91% n/a
Nick Pellegrino 639 18.32% n/a
Total Votes 3,488 100%
Registered Voters 7,567 49.9% n/a
Note 1: Candidate was acclaimed in the previous election.
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Michael Ecker
  • The 82 year-old Father Kyran Kennedy, a veteran trustee and former parish priest for St. Margaret Mary, sought another term.
  • Nick Pellegrino


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Seven Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Pat Daly (Incumbent) Acclaimed
Total Votes n/a
Registered Voters n/a
Note:Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Board Chair and sitting trustee, Pat Daly, was acclaimed to his Mountain seat.


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Eight Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
John Valvasori 2,346 44.65% n/a
Sergio Manchia (incumbent) 1,826 34.75% Note 1
Raphael Kolenko 684 13.02% n/a
Jack Freiburger 398 7.58% n/a
Total Votes 5,254 100%
Registered Voters 10,988 50.5% n/a
Note 1: Candidate was acclaimed last election.
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • John Freiburger joined the race on September 7.[2]
  • Raphael Kolenko, a business owner who lives in the ward, filed to run in Ward 8.[104]
  • Sergio Manchia was the sitting trustee for Ward 8.[2]
  • John Valvasori was the principal of St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Ward 8 from 1997 to 2007, when he retired.[105]


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Wards Nine, Ten and Eleven Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Mary Nardini (incumbent) 4,788 30.08% -6.78%
Paul Di Francesco 4,276 26.87% n/a
Raymond Bartolotti (incumbent) 3,237 30.34% -6.3%
Anthony Di Brizzi 1,688 10.61% n/a
Dan Lohin 1,543 9.69% n/a
Saji Anthony 384 2.41% n/a
Total Votes 15,916 100%
Registered Voters 20,758 50.8% n/a
Note: This ward elects two Catholic trustees and percentages are specific to each candidate, not for the overall total.
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Saji Anthony
  • Raymond Bartolotti was one of two representatives for Wards 9, 10 and 11.[2]
  • Paul DiFrancesco was a principal with the Catholic School Board for 31 years before retiring in July 2010.[106]
  • Anthony DiBrizzi was a Stoney Creek resident who filed on July 21, 2010.
  • Dan Lohin
  • The last two-tier seat left in Hamilton was also represented by trustee Mary Nardini.[2]


e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Wards Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen Catholic School Board Trustee Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Carolyn Cornale (incumbent) 3,541 61.07% -3.81%
Rome D'Angelo 1,772 30.56% n/a
Dave Parsi-Strecker 485 8.36% n/a
Total Votes 6,176 100%
Registered Voters 14,500 42.6% +10.4%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Rome D'Angelo was the manager of Corporate Buildings and Technical Services for the City of Hamilton.[107]
  • Trustee Carolyn Cornale filed to run for re-election for the suburban Wards 12, 13, 14 and 15.[2]
  • Dave Parisi-Strecker

French Public School Board election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario French Public School Board Trustee
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Micheline Wylde (Incumbent) Acclaimed
Total Votes n/a
Registered Voters n/a
Note:Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Micheline Wylde is the incumbent trustee.[2]

French Catholic School Board election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the October 25, 2010 election to the office of Trustee for Le Conseil Scolaire de district du Catholique Centre-sud
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Marcel Levesque (Incumbent) Acclaimed
Total Votes n/a
Registered Voters n/a
Note:Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk's Office
  • Marcel Levesque is the incumbent trustee.[2]

Endorsements[edit]

e • d  Endorsements from local media
Publication Candidate Elected
Yes No
The Hamilton Spectator Fred Eisenberger
Sources: Elliot, Howard. "The right man for the job," Hamilton Spectator, October 10, 2010, Editorial, A15.
e • d  Endorsements from the Campaign Life Coalition
Candidate Seat Contested Endorsement Elected
Yes No
Gino Spezalie Mayor Supportable
Total Supportable Mayoral Candidates 1 0 1
Total Supportable Council Candidates 0 0 0
Bob Green Innes Public Trustee, Ward 4 Supportable
Kathy Archer Public Trustee, Ward 6 Supportable
Lillian Orban Public Trustee, Ward 7 Supportable
Al Pierce Public Trustee, Ward 8 Supportable
John Davidson Public Trustee, Ward 9&10 Supportable
Ying Chang Public Trustee, Ward 11&12 Supportable
Klaas Detmar Public Trustee, Ward 13 Supportable
Total Supportable Public Trustee Candidates 7 1 6
Ralph Agostino Catholic Trustee, Wards 3&4 Supportable
Kyran Kennedy Catholic Trustee, Ward 6 Supportable
Nick Pellegrino Catholic Trustee, Ward 6 Supportable
Pat Daly Catholic Trustee, Ward 7 Supportable
Sergio Manchia Catholic Trustee, Ward 8 Supportable
John Valvasori Catholic Trustee, Ward 8 Supportable
Raymond Bartolotti Catholic Trustee, Wards 9,10&11 Supportable
Carolyn Cornale Catholic Trustee, Wards 12,13,14&15 Supportable
Rome D'Angelo Catholic Trustee, Wards 12,13,14&15 Supportable
Total Supportable Catholic Trustee Candidates 9 5 4
Total Supportable Candidates 17 6 11
Total Not Supportable Mayoral Candidates 0 0 0
Brian McHattie Councillor, Ward 1 Not Supportable
Total Not Supportable Council Candidates 1 1 0
Judith Bishop Public Trustee, Wards 1&2 Not Supportable
Tim Simmons Public Trustee, Ward 3 Not Supportable
Ray Mulholland Public Trustee, Ward 4 Not Supportable
Ronald English Public Trustee, Ward 5 Not Supportable
Laura Peddle Public Trustee, Ward 6 Not Supportable
Marlon Picken Public Trustee, Ward 7 Not Supportable
Wes Hicks Public Trustee, Ward 8 Not Supportable
Robert Barlow Public Trustee, Wards 9&10 Not Supportable
Jessica Brennan Public Trustee, Wards 13 Not Supportable
Karen Turkstra Public Trustee, Wards 13 Not Supportable
Total Not Supportable Public Trustee Candidates 10 8 2
John Freiberger Catholic Trustee, Ward 8 Not Supportable
Total Not Supportable Catholic Trustee Candidates 1 0 1
Total Not Supportable Candidates 12 9 3
Sources: Campaign Life Coalition. "Crucial moment for voter participation", Updated April, 2009. Accessed June 19, 2012.
e • d  Endorsements from the Hamilton and District Labour Council
Candidate Seat Contested Elected
Yes No
Fred Eisenberger Mayor
Total Endorsed Mayoral Candidates 1 0 1
Brian McHattie Councillor, Ward 1
Bob Black Councillor, Ward 3
Sam Merula Councillor, Ward 4
Jaswinder Bedi Councillor, Ward 5
Scott Duvall Councillor, Ward 7
Bruce Whitelaw Councillor, Ward 8
Gerladine McMullan Councillor, Ward 9
Brenda Johnstone Councillor, Ward 11
Ron Trammer Councillor, Ward 13
Total Endorsed Council Candidates 9 4 5
Tim Simmons Public Trustee, Ward 3
Jeannie Martel Public Trustee, Ward 6
Marlon Picken Public Trustee, Ward 7
Wes Hicks Public Trustee, Ward 8
Robert Barlow Public Trustee, Wards 9&10
Alex Johnstone Public Trustee, Wards 11&12
Jessica Brennan Public Trustee, Wards 13
Total Endorsed Public Trustee Candidates 7 5 2
Total Endorsed Candidates 17 9 8
Sources: "Labour council looks to change politicians", Hamilton Mountain News, October 14, 2010.

Incumbents not seeking election[edit]

The only incumbent councillor to not seek re-election was Ward 15 representative Margaret McCarthy, who decided not to stand for re-election after serving on regional and Hamilton councils since 1994. She has cited family commitment as her reasoning for leaving politics after 16 years.[108]

Wards 11 and 12 Public School Board Trustee Shirley Glauser announced she would not be seeking re-election following the completion of her first term in office. Glauser was the only public trustee to not seek another mandate in 2010.[109]

Withdrawn candidates[edit]

Despite placing second in the 2006 Election and filing early in 2010 to run against Councillor Russ Powers in Ward 13, Julia Kollek withdrew her candidacy on June 3, 2010, stating that she wanted to help her community in ways other than as an elected representative. During an interview with the Dundas Star, she commented that “You can’t take the activist out of me!” [110]

Ward Three candidate and member of the Mohawk College faculty,[111] Frank Bedek pulled out of the 5 person race on July 20, 2010.

Public School Board Trustee candidate for Ward 4, Ryan Sparrow, withdrew from that race in June. Sparrow had been a School Board candidate in Ward 3 during the 2006 Election, taking 17% of the vote, and was a candidate in the 2008 Federal Election for Hamilton Centre.[112]

Timeline[edit]

  • November 13, 2006: 2006 Election
  • January 25, 2007: Shortly after the election, Councillor Morelli is accused of harassment, but council votes to stop proceedings.[113]
  • April 11, 2007: After weeks of unruliness, Councillor Bratina throws a pen across the council chamber, leading Hamiltonians to believe that Mayor Eisenberger no longer has control of council [114]
  • November 28, 2007: Councillors are unaware of what they are voting on, as they vote to limit the number of garbage bags that will be collected during curbside pick ups to one.[115]
  • February 5, 2008: Councillor Pasuta alleges Councillor Mitchell illegally lobbies him to support a land severance ruling on Mitchell's farm in Glanbrook.[116] Mitchell denies any wrongdoing.
  • February 13, 2008: Council votes to censure Councillor Mitchell for the second time in three years. This means he will no longer be able to hold a committee chair or vice chair position for the rest of his term.[82]
  • February 15, 2008: The Hamilton Spectator's editorial board calls for Councillor Mitchell to resign after the land-severance scandal.[117] As of December 2008, he remains on council.
  • July 11, 2008: Former MP, Ian Deans, announces he is considering seeking election in any of the cities wards in the 2010 election if his Parkinson's has not incapacitated him[48]
  • April 11, 2009: Sam Merulla, in a Hamilton Spectator article about his career, announces his intentions to run for re-election in Ward 4.
  • November 30, 2009: Councillor Ferguson becomes the first councillor to say he is considering a run against Fred Eisenberger for Mayor.
  • January 1, 2010: Councillor Tom Jackson openly muses about running for Mayor while fellow Mountain Councillors Scott Duvall and Terry Whitehead announce their intent to seek re-election in Wards 7 and 8 respectively.
  • January 4, 2010: Jose Bustamante and Scott Duvall file their nomination papers to run for City Council in Wards 10 and 7 respectively, on the first day nominations open.
  • January 8, 2010: Michael Baldasaro becomes the first candidate to register in the Mayoral race.
  • May 18, 2010: Andrew Hines files to run for mayor.
  • May 31, 2010: Mayor Eisenberger files for re-election.
  • June 3, 2010: Julia Kollek, after filing to run in Ward 13 earlier in the year, withdraws her candidacy, leaving Councillor Russ Powers the only candidate in Dundas.
  • June 7, 2010: Glenn Hamilton files for the Mayoral race, bringing the number of candidates to five.
  • June 22, 2010: Ryan Sparrow, Public School Board Trustee candidate for Ward 4, withdraws from the race. Sparrow had been a School Board candidate in Ward 3 during the 2006 Election, taking 17% of the vote, and was a candidate in the 2008 Federal Election for Hamilton Centre.[112]
  • July 20, 2010: Blogger Edward Graydon files to run for mayor, bringing the total number of candidates to six. Former Mayor Larry DiIanni is widely speculated to announce his intention later in the week.[118]
  • July 26, 2010: Former Mayor Larry Di Ianni announces his candidacy for the position of Mayor. In an interview with the Spectator, he said that he "has learned some political lessons, but also has seen the community, and the importance of council, from a different perspective."[30]
  • July 30, 2010: Joke candidate from 2006, Marty Zulinack, files to run for Mayor. Eight candidates now vie for the seat.
  • August 10, 2010: Earl Basse, the city's Integrity Commissioner, clears Ward 8 councillor Terry Whitehead of all harassment allegations brought against him by a former employee.[119] In response to the investigation, Basse provided recommendations for the hiring of administrative assistants that included "developing minimum standards of education and experience for executive assistants; that an orientation package be provided for new assistants; and that a management training program for new councillors be included in their training."[120] Later in the day, after a marathon council session, City Council votes 12 - 3 in favour of the West Harbour location for the city's Pan Am Games stadium.[121]
  • August 18, 2010: Local lawyer Pasquale Filice is the ninth local resident to file for the mayor's race. With just over two weeks before the end of nominations, 6 sitting councillors, 6 sitting Public School Board trustees and 5 Catholic School Board trustees remain without challengers.
  • August 25, 2010: Farmer Victor Veri becomes the tenth candidate for Mayor as Councillor Bernie Morelli files for his seventh election since 1991.
  • September 2, 2010: Former New Democratic MP and MPP Ian Deans files to run for mayor among a host of others, who collectively bring the total number of candidates to 13.
  • September 3, 2010: Downtown councillor Bob Bratina announces his intention to stand for mayor on his morning radio show, saying that he will have officially filed and left his job at CHML by the September 10.
  • September 10, 2010: Nominations close
  • October 25, 2010: Election day

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