|42nd Mayor of North Bay, Ontario|
December 1, 2010
|Preceded by||Victor Fedeli|
|Preceded by||Mike Harris|
|Succeeded by||Monique Smith|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||North Bay, Ontario|
Al McDonald is a politician in Ontario, Canada, currently serving as mayor of North Bay, Ontario. He was previously a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2002 to 2003, and ran unsuccessfully for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2004 federal election.
McDonald was politically active on North Bay City Council before entering provincial politics, serving as the deputy mayor of that city for a time. He also served on the North Bay Economic Development Commission, the North Bay Police Services Board, and other local programs.
When former Premier Mike Harris resigned as the member for Nipissing in early 2002, McDonald won the Progressive Conservative nomination to replace him. In a by-election held on May 2, 2002, he defeated Liberal candidate George Maroosis, also a city councillor, by 19 votes, as confirmed by a recount. McDonald served as a backbench supporter of new Premier Ernie Eves.
On August 26, 2010 McDonald announced his intention to run for mayor of North Bay in the 2010 municipal election. He won 87 per cent of the vote on election day over challengers Valerie Chadbourne and Harvey Villneff. He was elected to a second term as mayor in the 2014 municipal election.
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Dave Fluri||7,354||17.0%|
|Canadian Action||Ross MacLean||204||0.5%|
|Total valid votes||43,142||100%|
|Total rejected ballots||222|
|Progressive Conservative||Al McDonald||14,978||41.47||-8.95|
|New Democratic||Terry O'Connor||2,613||7.23||+2.37|
|Progressive Conservative||Al McDonald||13,989||45.54||-4.88|
|New Democratic||Wendy Young||1,821||5.93||+1.07|
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