Debbie Amaroso

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Debbie Amaroso
Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie
In office
December 1, 2010 – October 27, 2014
Preceded by John Rowswell
Succeeded by Christian Provenzano
Personal details
Residence Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Debbie Amaroso, née Jannison[1] is a Canadian politician, who was elected mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in the 2010 municipal election.[2]

She was the city's first elected female mayor,[2] although two female councillors, Lorena Tridico and Susan Myers, each served one month as acting mayor following the death in office of John Rowswell in August 2010.[3]

Her platform was a balanced approach to community development,[1] and her campaign slogan was "Your city, your say".[1] She previously represented Ward 5 on Sault Ste. Marie City Council from 1997 until 2006, when she ran unsuccessfully for mayor against Rowswell in the 2006 municipal election.[4]

She was defeated by Christian Provenzano in the 2014 municipal election.[5]

In April 2017, she announced that she was seeking the Ontario Liberal Party nomination for the by-election in Sault Ste. Marie. In April 2017, she was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate[6][7] but went on to lose the June 1, 2017 by-election to Progressive Conservative Ross Romano and place third.[8]

Electoral record[edit]

2006 Sault Ste. Marie municipal election, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marieedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
John Rowswell 15,932 56.47
Debbie Amaroso 8,460 29.98
Fred Dovigi 3,822 13.55
Total valid votes 28,214 100.00
2010 Algoma District municipal election, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marieedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
Debbie Amaroso 11,110 40.23
James Caicco 10,293 37.27
Julie Hryniewicz 4,148 15.02
Ron Schinners 2,068 7.48
Total valid votes 27,619 100.00

2014 municipal election, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie

Mayoral Candidate [9] Vote  %
Christian Provenzano 12,534 51.22
Debbie Amaroso 10,565 43.18
Ted Johnston 699 2.86
Heather Cook 257 1.05
Robin Coull 217 0.89
Austin Williams 196 0.8
Ontario provincial by-election, June 1, 2017
Resignation of David Orazietti
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ross Romano 10,391 40.30 +27.91
New Democratic Joe Krmpotich 8,535 33.10 +7.63
Liberal Debbie Amaroso 5,919 22.96 –35.57
Green Kara Flannigan 512 1.99 –1.24
None of the Above Above Znoneofthe 310 1.20
Libertarian Gene Balfour 71 0.28 –0.10
Pauper John Turmel 47 0.18
Total valid votes 25,785 100.0  
Turnout 43.93
Registered electors 58,690
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.14
Source: Elections Ontario[10]

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