Brantford municipal election, 1982

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The 1982 Brantford municipal election was held on November 8, 1982, to elect a mayor, councillors, and school trustees in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. The surrounding rural and small-town municipalities also held elections on the same day.

Results[edit]

1982 Brantford municipal election, Mayor of Brantfordedit
Candidate Total votes % of total votes Notes
(x)Dave Neumann 16,267 75.68
Yvonne McMahon 1,638 7.62
William Stewart 1,136 5.28
Robert MacKeigan 1,014 4.72
Andy Woolley 954 4.44
Lenny Kerr 486 2.27
Total valid votes 21,495 100
  • Robert MacKeigan said that unemployment was the key issue in the election. He called for Brantford to generate more high-tech jobs.[1]
  • Lenny Kerr was a baker at the time of the election. He called for Brantford to seek loans from the government of Canada and the government of Ontario to target its high unemployment.[2]


1982 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward One (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes % of total votes Notes
(x)John Starkey 2,749 37.00
(x)Jo Brennan 2,216 29.83
Don Francis 1,978 26.63
Claire Jesney 486 6.54
Total valid votes 7,429 100


1982 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Two (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes % of total votes Notes
(x)Bob Lancaster 3,163 36.60
(x)Peter Hexamer 2,668 30.88
Brad Ward 1,238 14.33
Dan O'Regan 1,195 13.83
Andrew Sywyk 377 4.36
Total valid votes 8,641 100


1982 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Three (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes % of total votes Notes
(x)Max Sherman 2,329 28.68
(x)Bob Mroz 2,154 26.53
Chris Brown 1,781 21.93
Tom Fogarty 790 9.73
Fred Widerick 651 8.02
Ken Freeman 415 5.11
Total valid votes 8,120 100


1982 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Four (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes % of total votes Notes
Andy Woodburn 1,918 30.10
Mac Makarchuk 1,401 21.98
Bruce Farley 1,241 19.47
(x)Larry Kings 903 14.17
(x)Enid Green 573 8.99
John Cartwright 199 3.12
Eileen Nutford 138 2.17
Total valid votes 6,373 100


1982 Brantford municipal election, Councillor, Ward Five (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes % of total votes Notes
(x)Mary Welsh 2,879 39.89
(x)Charles McPhail 2,194 30.40
Russell Wilson 1,189 16.47
Tom Oldham 956 13.24
Total valid votes 7,218 100
  • Mary E. Welsh is a businesswoman, farmer, and prominent volunteer in Brantford. Raised in the city, she attended Queen's University in Kingston in the 1950s. She was elected to the Brant County Board of Education in 1970 and served for six years, finishing at the top of the City of Brantford poll in 1972 and 1974. Welsh was elected to the Brantford City Council for the city's fifth ward in 1980 and was re-elected in 1982; she did not seek re-election in 1985.[7] She made national headlines in 1987, when a cylinder from a U.S.S.R. rocket landed in her backyard.[8] Welsh is a founding director of the Brant Waterways Foundation and promoted completion of the Trans-Canada Trail track in Brantford.[9] She also recommended completion of a YM/YWCA condominium-hotel to promote downtown renewal in 1999,[10] and she led a movement to rebuild the historical Brantford Collegiate Institute in the 2000s.[11] Welsh received the 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario,[12] and she was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2009.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brantford Expositor, 5 November 1982.
  2. ^ Brantford Expositor, 5 November 1982.
  3. ^ Vincent Ball, "Labour leader 'larger than life,'" Brantford Expositor, 26 May 2010, p. 3. Preserved by the Brantford and District Labour Council.
  4. ^ "Layoffs cutbacks white farm," Globe and Mail, 28 August 1992, C2; Brantford Expositor, 2 November 1982, p. 9.
  5. ^ Obituary: Daniel O'Regan, Yourlifemoments.ca, accessed 12 November 2010.
  6. ^ Brantford Expositor, 2 November 1982, p. 9.
  7. ^ Michael-Allan Marion, "Mary Welsh; Tireless champion of civic causes," Brantford Expositor, 2008, accessed 12 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Cylinder traced to Soviet craft," Globe and Mail, 22 September 1987, A18.
  9. ^ Allison Lawlor, "Comedian raises big money for waterways," Brantford Expositor, 26 May 1999, A1; Michael-Allan Marion, "Completion of trail top priority for foundation," Brantford Expositor, 10 July 1999, A5.
  10. ^ Mary Welsh, "Different options for downtown renewal," Brantford Expositor, 23 September 1999, A10.
  11. ^ Michael-Allan Marion, "Friel floats proposal for BCI: Mayor says high school could house Brant, military museums," Brantford Expositor, 9 May 2003, A1.
  12. ^ "Welsh receives Ontario volunteer award," Brantford Expositor, 28 April 2006, A16.
  13. ^ "Former premier David Peterson heads list of 27 given Order of Ontario," Canadian Press, 15 January 2009.