Hamilton, Ontario municipal election, 1985

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Hamilton municipal election, 1985
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Candidate Bob Morrow (Incumbent) Jim Campbell Marvin Sommer
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 51,305 31,956 3,650
Percentage 59.03% 36.77% 4.20%

Mayor before election

Robert Morrow
Independent

Elected Mayor

Robert Morrow
Independent

The 1985 Hamilton municipal election was held on November 12, 1985 to elect a Mayor, sixteen members to Hamilton, Ontario City Council, fourteen members to the Hamilton Board of Education and sixteen members to the Hamilton-Wentworth Roman Catholic Separate School Board. In addition, this election was accompanied by a referendum question asking voters if they wanted to directly elect individuals to the office of Regional Chairman.[1]

Referendum[edit]

Template:Hamilton Municipal Election, 1985 Regional Chairman referendum

Mayoral Election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the November 12, 1985 Hamilton, Ontario Mayoral Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Robert Morrow (incumbent) 51,305 59.03% +28.02
Jim Campbell 31,956 36.77% n/a
Marvin Sommer 3,650 4.20% n/a
Total votes 86,911 37.83%
Registered voters 229,741 100%
Note 1: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note 2: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Estok, David. "'Nice guy' Bob Morrow jubilant", The Hamilton Spectator, November 13, 1985, News, A6.

City Council Election[edit]

Ward One (West Hamilton-McMaster)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the November 12, 1985 Hamilton, Ontario Ward One Alderman Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Terry Cooke 5,970 55.79% Note 1 n/a
Mary Kiss (incumbent) 4,384 40.97% n/a
Paul Drage (incumbent) 3,410 31.87% Note 1 n/a
Vic Zwirewich 2,822 26.37% n/a
Joanne Gallacher 1,053 9.84% n/a
Frank Preston 587 5.80% n/a
David Gava 481 4.76% n/a
Total votes 10,701 Note 2
Registered voters 28,533 37.50% n/a
Note 1: Cooke and Drage contested a November 1984 by-election.
Note 2: Each ward elected two aldermen and percentages are specific to each candidate, not for the overall total.

Note 3: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note 4: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Coutts, Jane. "Result in Ward 1 seen as strong call for change", The Hamilton Spectator,
November 13, 1985, News, A7.

Ward Two (Downtown)[edit]

e • d  Summary of the November 12, 1985 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Two Alderman Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Vince Agro (incumbent) 3,998 n/a n/a
Bill McCulloch (incumbent) 3,407 n/a n/a
John Roy 2,086 n/a n/a
William Laidlaw 1,647 n/a n/a
Peter Rhodes 1,363 n/a n/a
Catherine Macinnis 1,363 n/a n/a
Joe Chiarelli 589 n/a n/a
Jim Travale 3,94 n/a n/a
John McCabe 212 n/a n/a
Total votes n/a Note 1
Registered voters 28,834 100%
Note 1: Each ward elected two aldermen and percentages are specific to each candidate, not for the overall total.
Note 2: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note 3: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: MacNeil, Mark. "Agro, McCulloch buck the trend for change", Hamilton Spectator,
November 13, 1985, News, A7.

Ward Three (East Hamilton-Stipley)[edit]

Template:Hamilton Municipal Election, 1985 Ward Three

Ward Four (East Hamilton-Barton)[edit]

Template:Hamilton Municipal Election, 1985 Ward Four

Ward Five (Red Hill-Rosedale)[edit]

Template:Hamilton Municipal Election, 1985 Ward Five

Ward Six (East Mountain)[edit]

Template:Hamilton Municipal Election, 1985 Ward Six

Ward Seven (Central Mountain)[edit]

Template:Hamilton Municipal Election, 1985 Ward Seven

Ward Eight (West Mountain)[edit]

Template:Hamilton Municipal Election, 1985 Ward Eight

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerry Rogers. "Voters vent their fury," Hamilton Spectator, Wednesday, November 13, 1985, News, A1.