Mary-Margaret McMahon

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Mary-Margaret McMahon
Mary-Margaret McMahon (crop).jpg
McMahon in 2012
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 32) Beaches-East York
Assumed office
December 1, 2010
Preceded by Sandra Bussin
Personal details
Born (1966-07-06) July 6, 1966 (age 50)
Collingwood, Ontario
Spouse(s) Jim
Children 2
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Teacher

Mary-Margaret McMahon (born July 6, 1966 in Collingwood, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who was first elected to Toronto City Council in the 2010 city council election, defeating Speaker Sandra Bussin in Ward 32 (Beaches—East York).[1]

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Collingwood, Ontario, she is the daughter of former Collingwood mayor Ron Emo. McMahon has a bachelor's degree in French literature from Carleton University in Ottawa. Since 1989, McMahon has resided in the Beaches - East York area.[2] She describes herself as a "fiscally conservative environmentalist."[3]

McMahon is a community activist and former teacher of English as a second language. She has helped organize a farmers' market in Danforth and helped organize an anti-idling campaign at her children's school. She formerly worked as a community animator for Toronto's Live Green Toronto project.[4]

Election results[edit]

2014 Toronto election, Ward 32
Candidate Votes[5]  %
Mary-Margaret McMahon (incumbent) 15,762 60.92
Sandra Bussin 4,552 17.59
Brian Graff 1,922 7.43
9 other candidates 3,639 14.06
Total 25,875 100.00
2010 Toronto election, Ward 32
Candidate Votes  %
Mary-Margaret McMahon 15,159 65.144%
Sandra Bussin (incumbent) 5,998 25.776%
Keith Begley 753 3.236%
Bruce Baker 477 2.05%
Brad Feraday 354 1.521%
Martin Gladstone 210 0.902%
Neil Sinclair 190 0.817%
Albert Castells 66 0.284%
Kieron Pope 63 0.271%
Total 23,270 100%

Official results.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Changed council faces new mayor". Toronto Star, October 25, 2010.
  2. ^ "Elect Mary-Margaret McMahon". Accessed November 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Brendan Kennedy, City hall rookies 2010: Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ward 32, Toronto Star (November 25, 2010).
  4. ^ Vanessa Lu, Activist with a long to-do list, Toronto Star (March 6, 2010).
  5. ^ "Ward 32, Beaches-East York, Councillor" (PDF). City of Toronto. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  6. ^ City of Toronto elections page

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