Brantford municipal election, 2006

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The 2006 Brantford municipal election was held on November 13, 2006, to elect a mayor, councillors, and school trustees in the city of Brantford, Ontario.

Results (partial)[edit]

2006 Brantford municipal election, Mayor of Brantfordedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Mike Hancock 13,212 49.22
Chris Friel 13,047 48.60
Winston C. Ferguson 360 1.34
John Turmel 226 0.84
Total valid votes 26,845 100


2006 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward One (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Mark Littell 2,278 22.66
Jennifer Kinneman 2,274 22.62
(x)Larry Kings 2,216 22.04
(x)Mike Quattrociocchi 1,275 12.68
June A. Grieve 1,205 11.98
Brian Beattie 704 7.00
Philip Romanenko 103 1.02
Total valid votes 10,055 100


2006 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Two (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)John Sless 3,506 31.96
Vince Bucci 2,489 22.69
Fred Minna 2,164 19.72
(x)Stephen Lancaster 1,315 11.99
Richard Wright 1,018 9.28
Jack Krantz 479 4.37
Total valid votes 10,971 100


2006 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Three (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Dan McCreary 3,151 29.64
(x)Greg Martin 3,123 29.37
Sue Ferras 2,707 25.46
Paul Myers 957 9.00
Tracey Bucci 694 6.53
Total valid votes 10,632 100


2006 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Four (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Richard Carpenter 3,505 46.36
(x)James Calnan 1,741 23.03
Martin Sarkissian 1,362 18.02
Dan Houssar 952 12.59
Total valid votes 7,560 100


2006 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Five (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Marguerite Ceschi-Smith 3,317 40.80
John K. Bradford 2,148 26.42
Dwight A. Ayerhart 1,602 19.71
Adam King 774 9.52
Russell H. Skelton 159 1.96
Duane Leeallen 129 1.59
Total valid votes 8,129 100
  • Russell H. Skelton ran unsuccessfully for Brantford City Council in 1994, 2003, and 2006. Thirty-eight years old during the 2003 election, he ran on a platform of greater consultation with the electorate and increased road safety.[2]
  • Duane LeeAllen has been active with Brant Artscapes.[3] He was thirty-four years old during the 2006 election. LeeAllen ran in opposition to the city's proposed culture plan, arguing that it inappropriately privileged the non-profit sector to the detriment of private businesses. He also pledged to make culture events more affordable for low-income residents.[4]


2006 Brantford municipal election, Trustees, Grand Erie District School Board (four members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Jane Angus 10,567 19.09
Carol Ann Sloat 7,271 13.14
Michael Hurley 7,026 12.70
Chris Lefebvre 6,384 11.54
Sandra Biggar 5,699 10.30
Wenda Allicock 5,561 10.05
Andy Molenaar 5,347 9.66
Dennis Finucan 4,816 8.70
Dale Renout 2,671 4.83
Total valid votes 55,342 100
  • Dale Renout is a Baptist clergyman. He has a bachelor's degree in religious education and described himself as working toward a Master of Divinity in 2006.[5] He has served on the Grand Erie board's special education committee.[6] Renout has run for public office on four occasions. He ran for the Brant County Public School Board and its successor Grand Erie District School Board in 1994, 2000, and 2006, and also for the Brantford city council's fifth ward in 1997.[7] Renout wrote an equivocal public letter on the invasion of Iraq in 2003, saying that he was "not a proponent of war" but adding that, in his view, some justice was needed for the victims of Iraq's regime.[8] Although Renout was personally opposed to same-sex marriage, he described some same-sex marriage opposition in Canada as "hate mongering" and called for churches to focus on humanitarian issues.[9] In 2006, he wrote in favour of continuing Canada's military mission in Afghanistan.[10] He has been critical of both the federal Conservative Party and the federal Liberal Party for their records in office.[11]

Source: Official results: City of Brantford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Minna, "PCs have made economy strong" [letter], Brantford Expositor, 1 June 1999, A11; Susan Gamble, "Local Tories back Orchard," Brantford Expositor, 29 March 2003, A5.
  2. ^ Michael-Allen Marion, "Seven candidates running in Ward 5," Brantford Expositor, 4 November 2003, C7.
  3. ^ "New home for Brant Artscape," Brantford Expositor, 17 April 2003, C3.
  4. ^ Michael-Allan Marion, "Candidate wants city to rethink cultural plan LeeAllen joins Ward 5 race," Brantford Expositor, 13 May 2006, A5.
  5. ^ Trustee Vote 2006, Dale Renout (Wordpress page), 2006, accessed 28 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Grand Erie public board -- Brantford (Four to be elected)," Brantford Expositor, 8 November 2000, D13.
  7. ^ Cheryl Baslaugh, "Political novices could be in tough," Brantford Expositor, 26 October 2000, A8. He was forty-two years old in 2000.
  8. ^ "What price peace?; Dear Editor," Mississauga News, 26 February 2003, p. 1. An improperly rendered version of this letter had been published in the same paper three days earlier. The first version of the letter improperly attributed to Renout the statement, "I am a proponent of war." See also Dale Renout, "Canadian peacekeepers have become targets of violence" [letter], Brantford Expositor, 2 February 2004, A8.
  9. ^ Dale Renout, "Churches have other challenges," Brantford Expositor, 21 December 2004, A14.
  10. ^ Dale Renout, "Canada must stay the course," Brantford Expositor, 21 March 2006, A6.
  11. ^ Dale Renout, "Conservatives no different," Brantford Expositor, 8 February 2006, A8.