List of the youngest mayors in Canada
This is a list of the youngest mayors in Canada. This list is inclusive of individuals nearest to the age of majority at the time of their election; usually under the age of 35. The people listed here are notable because of the rarity of their age category holding elected office of any type, particularly mayorships.
|David Scott||Seaforth, Ontario||1997||32||1998-2000||Won first election, beating incumbent Irwin Johnson. No previous political history.|
|Nicolas Malette||Cayamant, Quebec||November 5, 2017||22||2017–present||Malette was first elected to council at the age of 18 and is the youngest mayor in Quebec history at 22 years of age when elected.|
|Christopher Ewen||R.M. of Ritchot, Manitoba||2017||29||2017–present||Won first term in by-election, beating encumbent Jackie Hunt. No previous political history.|
|Sean Harvey||Vernon, British Columbia||1969||29||1999–2005||At 29, he was Vernon's youngest mayor when he was first elected in 1999. In 2005, he resigned as mayor after questionable expense claims came to light.|
|Sean McIntyre||Sylvan Lake, Alberta||September 30, 1983||30||2013–present||He was first elected to council in 2010 at the age of 27, and unseated a two-term incumbent to be elected mayor in 2013 at the age of 30 with 71% of the popular vote.|
|Lisa Holmes||Morinville, Alberta||February 22, 1980||33||2013–present||She was first elected to Municipal Council in 2010 and was serving as deputy mayor in 2013 when the current mayor, Paul Krauskopf, died from cancer. She was declared the winner after a recount was held. She is currently believed to be the youngest female mayor in Canada.|
|Robert Vagramov||Port Moody, British Columbia||October 20, 2018||26||2018–present||First elected as city councillor at the age of 22. |
|Steve Black||Timmins, Ontario||April 20, 1982||32||2014–present||First elected as member of the City of Timmins Council in 2010.|
|Sébastien Després||Witless Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador||January 28, 1980||33||2013–present||He had never served on a municipal council before being elected as Mayor of Witless Bay.|
|Amanda Shatzko||Regional District of North Okanagan, British Columbia||October 20, 2018||32||2018–present||Won election as a first-time candidate for office. She is the youngest electoral area director in the history of RDNO. The youngest director to be elected to an executive board position (vice-chair), and the first new-director to be elected to an executive board seat.|
|Luke Strimbold||Burns Lake, British Columbia||30 May 1991||21||2011–2016||First elected as a member of the Burns Lake Town Council in 2010. Resigned in 2016.|
|Don Iveson||Edmonton, Alberta||30 May 1979||34||2013–present||First elected as member of the Edmonton City Council in 2007.|
|Herbert Charles Wilson||Edmonton, Alberta||7 December 1859||35||1895-1896 (resigned)|
|Claudette Millar||Cambridge, Ontario||35||One of the few female mayors in Canada when elected.|
|Steve Peters||St. Thomas, Ontario||19 January 1963||28||1991-2000||After starting on the local city council at 25, Peters went to provincial politics and now serves as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.|
|William Antrobus Griesbach||Edmonton, Alberta||January 3, 1878 – January 21, 1945||28||1906-1907 (resigned)||Griesbach was referred to as "Edmonton's boy mayor."|
|Frank N. Darke||Regina, Saskatchewan||1863 – 1940||35||1898-1899|||
|André Bachand||Asbestos, Quebec||8 December 1961||25||1986-1997||Was the youngest mayor in Quebec history when elected.|
|Priscilla Mooney||Branch, Newfoundland and Labrador||1976||30||2006–present|||
|Eddie Francis||Windsor, Ontario||1974||29||2003–2014|
|Steve Kent||Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador||May 7, 1978||25||2003-2007||Elected to Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in 2007 at age 29.|
|Christine Nussey||Rose Blanche-Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland and Labrador||October 29, 1983||25||2009–2011||Perhaps the youngest female mayor in Canadian history|
|Eric Duncan||Winchester, Ontario||November 10, 1987||22||2011–present||Duncan was first elected at the age of 19 as councillor, then defeated the two-term incumbent mayor in a landslide with 72% of the vote.|
|Steve Clark||Brockville, Ontario||-||22||1982-1991|
|Jerrod Schafer||Swift Current, Saskatchewan||-||32||2010–present||Was first elected to council at 26 years of age.|
|Thomas Sierzycki||La Ronge, Saskatchewan||April 10, 1988||21||2009–present||Was first elected to council at 18 years of age in 2006.|
|Clayton Smith||New Norway, Alberta||-||19||1995-1998||First served on village council at the age of 18 in August 1994 after being acclaimed in a by-election. Ran successfully in the general election of October 1995 and was appointed mayor later that month by his fellow councillors.|
|Gerry Taft||Invermere, British Columbia||June 15, 1982||26||2008–present||First elected to Invermere council at the age of 20 in 2002. After serving two three year terms, ran and won as mayor in 2008.|
|Ryan Windsor||Central Saanich, British Columbia||December 27, 1979||34||2014–present||First elected to council in a by-election in 2013. Elected Mayor of the Vancouver Island municipality in November 2014.|
|Bill Given||Grande Prairie, Alberta||March 13, 1977||33||2010–present||First elected to council in 2001 at age 24 as the youngest council member in Grande Prairie's history. Elected in October 2010 as the city's youngest mayor.|
|Kurtis Smith||Adelaide Metcalfe, Ontario||October 2014||25||2014–Present||First elected as councillor in 2010 as the youngest councillor in Adelaide Metcalfe at age 21. Then in 2014 was elected as mayor defeating the incumbent at the age of 25 as the youngest mayor and county councillor in Middlesex County.|
|Sharie Minions||Port Alberni, British Columbia||October 2018||30||2018-Present||Youngest mayor ever elected to Vancouver Island|
|Mark Sager||West Vancouver, British Columbia||November 1990||32||1990-1996||First elected to council in 1986 at age 29 as the youngest council member in West Vancouver. After serving two terms, he ran and won for mayor in November 1990 making him the municipality's youngest mayor at age 32. |
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