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.
Duane LeeAllen has been active with Brant Artscapes. 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.
2006 Brantford municipal election, Trustees, Grand Erie District School Board (four members elected)edit
% of total votes
Carol Ann Sloat
Total valid votes
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. He has served on the Grand Erie board's special education committee. 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. 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. 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. In 2006, he wrote in favour of continuing Canada's military mission in Afghanistan. He has been critical of both the federal Conservative Party and the federal Liberal Party for their records in office.
^"Grand Erie public board -- Brantford (Four to be elected)," Brantford Expositor, 8 November 2000, D13.
^Cheryl Baslaugh, "Political novices could be in tough," Brantford Expositor, 26 October 2000, A8. He was forty-two years old in 2000.
^"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.
^Dale Renout, "Churches have other challenges," Brantford Expositor, 21 December 2004, A14.
^Dale Renout, "Canada must stay the course," Brantford Expositor, 21 March 2006, A6.
^Dale Renout, "Conservatives no different," Brantford Expositor, 8 February 2006, A8.