Thunder Bay municipal election, 2006

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The 2006 Thunder Bay municipal election was held on 13 November 2006 in Thunder Bay, Ontario to elect a mayor, 12 city councillors, trustees for the Lakehead District School Board, the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario, and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales. This election coincided with the 2006 Ontario municipal elections being held across Ontario.

Thunder Bay City Council[edit]

Voters are asked to elect a mayor, five at-large city councillors and seven ward councillors. Of 86,914 registered voters, 33,196 votes were cast and 33,192 votes were counted. Voter turnout was the lowest in the city's history at 38.2%.[1]

Mayor[edit]

Three candidates ran for the office of Mayor. The incumbent, Lynn Peterson, was re-elected by a considerable margin.

Candidate Vote  %
Lynn Peterson (X) 26,561 84.9
Jim Gamble 2,733 8.7
Douglas David Mackay 1,988 6.4
Total 31,282

Councillors at-large[edit]

Five councillors are elected at-large by to sit on City Council. Fifteen people ran for the position in 2006. Each registered voter can choose up to five candidates.

Candidate Vote  %
Iain Angus (X) 17,980 12.9
Larry Hebert 17,549 12.5
Rebecca Johnson (X) 16,030 11.5
Frank Pullia 15,392 11.0
Aldo V. Ruberto 14,731 10.5
Lawrence Timko (X) 13,330 9.5
Bill Scollie (X) 10,806 7.7
Doug Scott 8,538 6.1
Sargon Khubyar 6,891 4.9
Vince Riccio 5,142 3.7
Charles Campbell 3,857 2.7
Richard Moorey 3,445 2.5
Terrence A. Yahn 2,997 2.1
Christopher Mills 2,457 1.8
Marvin Robert McMenemy 780 0.6
Total 139,925

Ward councillors[edit]

Map of Thunder Bay's seven municipal wards

The city of Thunder Bay is divided into seven electoral wards: Current River, McIntyre, McKellar, Neebing, Northwood, Red River, and Westfort.[2] Residents of each ward elect one member to represent their ward on city council. Twenty people ran for these positions in five wards. The incumbent councillors in Northwood and Neebing wards were acclaimed.

Current River[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Andrew Foulds 2,701 61.2
Dick Waddington (X) 731 16.6
Tony Kolic 518 11.7
David Tranter 461 10.5
Total 4,411

McIntyre[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Trevor Giertuga (X) 2,428 51.4
Mark Wright 2,299 48.6
Total 4,727

McKellar[edit]

On 18 October 2007 Andy Savela announced his resignation to take on further responsibilities with the Canadian Auto Workers.[3] City council voted 6–5 on 5 November 2007 to appoint Robert Tuchenhagen, to the position. Tuchenhagen was defeated by Savela by 377 votes. He was sworn in on 19 November 2007.[4]

Candidate Vote  %
Andy Savela (resigned) 1,875 45.3
Robert Tuchenhagen (X) (appointed) 1,500 36.2
Mirano Milhaljevic 325 7.8
Peter Panetta 319 7.7
Greg Chvets 125 3.0
Total 4,144

Neebing[edit]

The incumbent, Linda Rydholm, was acclaimed.

Northwood[edit]

The incumbent, Mark Bentz, was acclaimed.

Red River[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Brian McKinnon 2,183 36.1
Allan Laakkonen (X) 1,623 26.8
Paul B. Wolfe 1,402 23.2
Bill Bartley 845 14.0
Total 6,053

Westfort[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Joe Virdiramo (X) 3311 66.4
Frank Armiento 973 19.5
Tommy Milestone Horricks 701 14.1
Total 4,985

District School Boards[edit]

Three boards of education to which voters elect trustees operate in the city of Thunder Bay. The Lakehead District School Board is an English language public school board and elects 8 trustees at-large in the Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area, the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board is an English language separate school board and elects 6 trustees at-large in the Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area, the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario is a French language public school board and elects one trustee from Northwestern Ontario, and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales is a French language separate school board and elects 4 trustees at-large in Northwestern Ontario.

Lakehead District School Board[edit]

Eight trustees are elected to the Lakehead District School Board by registered voters in the city of Thunder Bay, the six municipalities in its CMA, and voters in the unorganized portion of Thunder Bay District. Each registered voter can choose up to eight candidates. Thirteen people ran for this position.

Candidate Vote  %
Karen Wilson 13,475 10.6
Ron Oikonen 10,947 8.6
Trudy Tuchenhagen 10,646 8.4
George Saarinen 10,368 8.1
Deborah Massaro 10,250 8.0
Don Kerr 10,004 7.9
Bill Mokomela 9,918 7.8
Lori A. Lukinuk 9,683 7.6
Margaret Reynolds 9,592 7.5
Charlotte Matson 9,044 7.1
Jack Playford 8,446 6.6
David Ogden 8,140 6.4
Avery Dorland 6,858 5.4
Total 127,371

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board[edit]

Six trustees are elected to the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board by registered Roman Catholic voters in the city of Thunder Bay, the six municipalities in its CMA, and voters in the unorganized portion of Thunder Bay District. Each registered voter can choose up to six candidates. Fourteen people ran for this position.

Candidate Vote  %
Kathy O'Brien 5,360 11.9
Philip Colosimo 4,991 11.1
Doug Demeo 4,930 10.9
Tony Romeo 4,018 9.0
Bob Hupka 3,703 8.2
Elanor Ashe 3,666 8.1
Genevieve (Knauff) Wiens 3,214 7.1
Mandi O'Connor 2,869 6.4
Sam Frederico 2,798 6.2
Marie Piccolo-Morin 2,536 5.6
Vince Fragale 2,209 4.9
J. Douglas Corbett 2,084 4.6
Saverio Prete 1,612 3.6
Lawrence Deswiage 1,146 2.5
Total 45,136

Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario[edit]

One trustee is elected to the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario by registered voters with French language education rights in Northwestern Ontario.

Candidate Vote  %
Anne-Marie Gelineault 106 66.3
Joseph Richard Forget 54 33.8
Total 160

Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales[edit]

Four trustees are elected to the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales by registered Roman Catholic voters with French language education rights in Northwestern Ontario. All four candidates, Anne Breton, Angele M. M. Brunelle, Bernard Caron and Claudette Gleeson, were acclaimed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Election: Official Results, 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  2. ^ City Government > Your Council > Ward Map. Retrieved 24 October 2010
  3. ^ Jonathan Wilson (18 October 2007) "Savela Leaving Council", The Chronicle-Journal. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  4. ^ Jim Kelly (5 November, 2007) "Tuchenhagen back in city council fold", The Chronicle-Journal. Retrieved 24 October 2010.