Hamilton, Ontario municipal election, 2000

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The Hamilton municipal election of 2000 was held on November 13, 2000 to select, for the first time, a mayor, fifteen members of the Hamilton City Council and members of both English and French public and Catholic school boards for the newly amalgamated City of Hamilton.

Mayoral Election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the November 13, 2000 Hamilton, Ontario Mayoral Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Robert Wade 62,945 42.27% n/a
Bob Morrow (Incumbent) 51,225 34.40% -41.60%
Fred Eisenberger 15,112 10.15% n/a
John C. Munro 14,090 9.46% n/a
Michael Baldasaro 1,637 1.1% n/a
Bill Cottrell Jr. 1,358 0.91% n/a
Julie Gordon 1,041 0.69% n/a
C. A. Smith 394 0.26% n/a
Bob Fanjoy 392 0.26% n/a
Kris Heaton 290 0.20% n/a
Richard H. Hennick 218 0.14% n/a
Fern Rankin 196 0.13% n/a
Total Votes 148,898 100%
Registered Voters n/a n/a 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: Van Harten, Peter. "A feisty Munro has crash landing; Former Liberal cabinet member finishes fourth,"
The Hamilton Spectator, November 14, 2000, Decision 2000, D01.

City Council Election[edit]

The 2000 election sent seven out of eight incumbents back to City Hall from the original city. The new suburban seats were all filled by individuals who were active in their respective town councils.[1] The major upset was in the mayoral race, which was won by former Ancaster Mayor Robert Wade over incumbent Hamilton Mayor Robert Morrow.[2]

Urban Wards[edit]

  • Ward 1 - Marvin Caplan
  • Ward 2 - Andrea Horwath
  • Ward 3 - Bernie Morrelli
  • Ward 4 - Sam Merulla
  • Ward 5 - Chad Collins
  • Ward 6 - Tom Jackson
  • Ward 7 - Bill Kelly
  • Ward 8 - Frank D'Amico

Suburban Wards[edit]

  • Ward 9 - Anne Bain
  • Ward 10 - Larry Di Ianni
  • Ward 11- Dave Mitchell
  • Ward 12 - Murray Ferguson
  • Ward 13 - Russ Powers
  • Ward 14 - Dave Braden
  • Ward 15 - Margaret McCarthy[3]

Ward One (West Hamilton-McMaster)[edit]

2000 Hamilton municipal election, Councillor, Ward Oneedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Marvin Caplan 3,054 30.07
Phyllis Tresidder 2,092 20.60
Wally Zatylny 1,771 17.44
Ray Paquette 1,493 14.70
Al Martino 1,459 14.37
Chuck McPhail 183 1.80
Andy Straisfeld 104 1.02
Total valid votes 10,156 100
  • Marvin Caplan was the winner of the Ward 1 race. It would be his third re-election.
  • Al Martino utilized unique red signs, a double-decker bus, memorable radio ads and an unprecedented web site in his attempt to unseat Caplan.
  • Phyllis Tresidder was the cofounder of the Ainsley Wood/Westdale Community Association of resident homeowners, a local community organization.
  • Wally Zatylny was a former Hamilton Tiger-Cat receiver.
  • Ray Paquette was an entrepreneur and restaurateur in the ward 47.
  • Andy Straisfeld was the youngest candidate, at 29, and worked as a natural gas marketer.
  • Charles (Chuck) McPhail ran for a seat on the Brantford City Council in 1972, 1974, and 1976 before winning election for the city's fifth ward in 1980. He was re-elected in 1982 and did not seek re-election in 1985. He attempted to return to council in 1994, but was not successful. At one time, he served as chair of the Brant County Social Services committee.[4] McPhail was fifty-three years old in 2000, ran a home internet consulting business, and was a vocal critic of the unelected transition board for the new, amalgamated city of Hamilton.[5]

Ward Two (Downtown)[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Ward 2[6]
Andrea Horwath 4192 50%
Ron Corsini 3263 39%
Ed Fisher 911 11%
Total 8366 100%
  • Andrea Horwath would win re-election, and would represent the ward for 4 more years until her election as Hamilton Centre MPP.
  • Ron Corsini was Horwath's fellow councillor prior to amalgamation, and lost his only bid for re-election. He was assisted by Liberal Party volunteers.
  • Ed Fisher ran a pub on James Street North and was that ward's city councillor from 1977 to 1980.

Ward Three (East Hamilton-Stipley)[edit]

Ward Four (East Hamilton-Barton)[edit]

'Ward 4 - North-East Hamilton'[7]

  • Pino G. Gallo 134
  • William B. D. Godfrey 190
  • Robert Lewis 480
  • Sam Merulla 4,647
  • Dave Wilson (Incumbent) 4,247

Ward Five (Red Hill-Redhill)[edit]

'Ward 5 - East Hamilton-Redhill'[8]

  • Chad Collins (Incumbent) 9,473
  • Lakhwinder Multani 1,409

Ward Six (East Mountain)[edit]

'Ward 6 - East Mountain'[9]

  • Tom Jackson (Incumbent) 11,492
  • David Riess 1,479

Ward Seven (Central Mountain)[edit]

Councillor - Ward 7[10]

Ward Eight (West Mountain)[edit]

'Ward 8 - West Mountain'[11]

  • Wayne Boychuk 248
  • Frank D'Amico (Incumbent) 6,826
  • George R. Morasse 2,750
  • Mike Oddi 1,555
  • Duke O'Sullivan (Incumbent) 5,161

Ward Nine (Upper Stoney Creek)[edit]

Ward Ten (Lower Stoney Creek)[edit]

'Ward 10 - Lower Stoney Creek'[12]

Ward Eleven (Glanbrook-Winona)[edit]

'Ward 11 - Glanbrook-Winona'[13]

  • Frank Cefaloni (Incumbent) 1,167
  • Orazio Celli 172
  • Frank Ciotti 455
  • David L. Mitchell (Incumbent) 5,530

Ward Twelve (Ancaster)[edit]

Ward Thirteen (Dundas)[edit]

'Ward 13 - Dundas' [14]

Ward Fourteen (Jerseyville-Rockton)[edit]

Ward Fifteen (Flamborough)[edit]

'Ward 15 - Flambrough'[3]

  • Margaret McCarthy 3,447
  • Joe Van Overberghe 2,530

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hamilton council has potential to shine", November 15, 2000 Wednesday Final Edition, EDITORIAL/OPINION; Pg. A14, 640 words
  2. ^ "Wade's win surprised this 'keen' political analyst", November 15, 2000 Wednesday Final Edition, FORUM POLITICS; Pg. A15, 674 words, Mike Davison
  3. ^ a b "McCarthy's 'hard work' pays off again", November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D07, 620 words, Margaret Mironowicz
  4. ^ Chuck McPhail, "Beware of the bureaucrats" [letter], Hamilton Spectator, 17 May 2000, A15.
  5. ^ Chuck McPhail, "Politicians must take charge," Hamilton Spectator, 28 February 2000, A12; Eric McGuinness, "West-end ward boasts city's busiest campaigns," Hamilton Spectator, 3 November 2000, A04; "City Election 2000: The Questionnaire," Hamilton Spectator, 3 November 2000, A04.
  6. ^ Eric McGuinness, "Horwath turns tables on Corsini to clinch lone Ward 2 seat", The Hamilton Spectator, 11-14-00"
  7. ^ "Merulla takes Wilson in gritty fight", November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D04, 642 words, Joanna Frketich
  8. ^ Collins captures 87 per cent of the vote to win Ward 5, November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D04, 628 words, Jocelyn Bell
  9. ^ "Voters lean overwhelmingly for Jackson", November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D05, 504 words, Suzanne Morrison
  10. ^ "Expressway, balance sheet weigh heavy in Ward 7", October 30, 2003 Thursday Final Edition, LOCAL; Pg. A08, 948 words
  11. ^ "Incumbent D'Amico cements front-runner status; Ward 8 incumbent coasts to victory over four challengers", November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D06, 574 words, Sarah Galashan
  12. ^ "Veteran Di Ianni the victor in Ward 10; Race offered a unique set of challenges", November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D06, 562 words, *John Burman
  13. ^ "Glanbrook's Dave Mitchell takes Ward 11 seat; Winner says experience likely won voter confidence", November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D06, 614 words, Ross Longbottom
  14. ^ "Russ Powers captures seat in Ward 13; New councillor vows to fight to maintain identity of Dundas", November 14, 2000 Tuesday Final Edition, DECISION 2000; Pg. D07, 616 words, John Mentek