Vaughan City Council
Current council members
- Mayor: Maurizio Bevilacqua
- Regional Councillor: Gino Rosati
- Regional Councillor/Deputy Mayor: Michael Di Biase
- Regional Councillor: Mario Ferri
- Ward 1 (Maple/Kleinburg): Marilyn Iafrate
- Ward 2 (Woodbridge West): Tony Carella
- Ward 3 (Woodbridge / Vellore): Rosanna DeFrancesca
- Ward 4 (Concord/Thornhill North): Sandra Yeung Racco
- Ward 5 (Thornhill): Alan Shefman
On 13 November 2006, Vaughan's municipal elections were held for City Council. In the elections, Regional Councilor Linda Jackson became mayor, Gino Rosati became a Regional Councilor, and Joyce Frustaglio, having received the most votes of all regional council candidates, becomes Acting Mayor. Following amendments to the Ontario Municipalities Act, the next elections will be held four years from this date (elections were previously held every three years).
Following the November 2006 election, former mayor Michael Di Biase appealed the results of the elections citing possible errors in the ballot counting machines. The results were reviewed following a decision in his favour in Ontario Superior Court, concluding that the original result, the election of Jackson as mayor, was the correct one.
Mayors of Vaughan
The head of City Council is the Mayor. A list of mayors and reeves of Vaughan includes:
- Maurizio Bevilacqua, 2010–present
- Linda Jackson, 2006–2010
- Michael Di Biase, 2002–2006
- Lorna Jackson, 1982–2002 (Town Mayor 1982–1991 and City Mayor 1991–2002)
- Garnett Williams, 1971–1982
- Peter Patterson 1868–1871
- John Gamble 1850– first reeve of the Township
The position of Deputy Mayor (earlier called Acting Mayor) is based on the councillor receiving the greatest number of votes in a municipal election, and has included:
- Michael Di Biase, 2014-present
- Gino Rosati, 2010–2014
- Joyce Frustaglio, 2006–2010
- Mario Ferri, 2003–2006
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