Windsor municipal election, 1991

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The 1991 Windsor municipal election was held in the City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada on November 12, 1991, to elect a mayor, ten councillors, utility commissioners and school trustees.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

1991 Windsor municipal election, Mayoredit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Mike Hurst 38,154 64.95
Jerry Woloschuk 17,759 30.23
Tony Di Millo 654 1.11
Lawrence Holland 480 0.82
Jason Bechard 445 0.76
Joe Crouchman 445 0.76
Paul Sood 308 0.52
Ronald Harrison 268 0.46
Emery Szekely 235 0.40
Total Valid Votes 58,748 100.00

Council[edit]

1991 Windsor municipal election, Council, Ward One (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Dwight Duncan 8,438 36.95
Margaret Williams 6,288 27.54
Al Santing 3,285 14.39
Karen Bennett 1,905 8.34
Rick Cian 1,905 8.34
Joseph Theriault 1,014 4.44
Total Valid Votes 22,835 100.00
  • Karen Bennett was a civil engineer technologist, and served as chair of the Court of Revisions - Local Improvements in the 1990s. The 1991 election was her first campaign. She campaigned again in the 1994 municipal election under the name "Karen Spencer-Gibbs", calling for property tax reform and infrastructural upgrades.[1]
  • Rick P. Cian holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Windsor. He was thirty years old in 1991, and worked as a pension analyst for Chrysler Canada Ltd. He called for a reduction in welfare rolls, and argued that city government should be run as a business.[2]
  • Joseph Theriault was a contract administrator for Tri-Way Machine Ltd., and was active in a Brighton Beach ratepayers organization. He was thirty-five years old in 1991.[3]


1991 Windsor municipal election, Council, Ward Two (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Sheila Wisdom 6,379 39.74
(x)Peter Carlesimo 4,852 30.23
Arlene Rousseau 2,300 14.33
Paul Dale 831 5.18
George J. Mahler 629 3.92
Gilles Brunet 554 3.45
Kevin Cathcart 506 3.15
Total Valid Votes 16,051 100.00


1991 Windsor municipal election, Council, Ward Three (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Donna Gamble 6,406 31.55
(x)Tom Porter 6,344 31.24
Jim McKenzie 3,422 16.85
Lyle J. Browning 1,223 6.02
Margaret A. Faulkner 842 4.15
Kirk Scott 665 3.28
Cal Maniscalco 563 2.77
Rick Pane 499 2.46
Ernie Lamont 341 1.68
Total Valid Votes 20,305 100.00


1991 Windsor municipal election, Council, Ward Four (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)David Cassivi 6,716 36.12
(x)Tom Toth 5,038 27.09
Fred Alexander 4,463 24.00
Helen Bechard 1,411 7.59
Roy Oney 967 5.20
Total Valid Votes 18,595 100.00


1991 Windsor municipal election, Council, Ward Five (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Rick Limoges 9,439 39.27
(x)Tom Wilson 6,493 27.01
Douglas Friend 3,262 13.57
Ann Iliganic 3,250 13.52
Frank Batal 1,192 4.96
Duncan Boutilier 402 1.67
Total Valid Votes 24,038 100.00

Electors in each ward could vote for two candidates for council. Percentages refer to the total number of votes.

Source: Windsor Star newspaper, 13 November 1991.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Spencer-Gibbs runs in Ward 1", Windsor Star, 21 October 1994, A5; Gary Rennie, "Ward 1: Wealth of good ideas makes it tough choice", Windsor Star, 27 October 1994, A3.
  2. ^ "Job creation said key to Windsor's outlook", Windsor Star, 3 October 1991, C12.
  3. ^ "Newcomer seeking Ward 1 council spot", Windsor Star, 21 September 1991, A5.