Ottawa municipal election, 1997

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The 1997 Ottawa municipal election was held on November 10, 1997, in Ottawa, Canada. Capital Ward councillor Jim Watson was easily elected mayor over two lesser known candidates. Mayor Jacquelin Holzman did not run for re-election. This would be the last election for the old city of Ottawa. Ottawans also elected members of Regional Council and Regional Chair of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton. For those results see Ottawa-Carleton Regional Municipality elections, 1997.

Mayoral race[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Jim Watson 54,148 81.56
Robert G. Gauthier 8,037 12.11
Alexander Saikaley 4,209 6.34

City council[edit]

Britannia-Richmond Ward
Candidate Votes %
Ron Kolbus (X) 6506 75.93
Jim Jones 1639 19.13
Alphonse Lapointe 423 4.94
Carleton Ward
Candidate Votes %
Brian Mackey (X) 3552 74.51
Michael O'Byrne 1215 24.49
Southgate Ward
Candidate Votes %
Diane Deans (X) ACCLAIMED
Rideau Ward
Candidate Votes %
Richard Cannings (X) ACCLAIMED
Bruyère-Strathcona Ward
Candidate Votes %
Stéphane Émard-Chabot (X) 3218 82.64
Allan Brian Shields 371 9.53
Steven Merritt 305 7.83
Somerset Ward
Candidate Votes %
Elisabeth Arnold (X) 4004 78.16
Kris Schimmel 1119 21.84
Kitchissippi Ward
Candidate Votes %
Shawn Little 2968 35.03
Paul Copeland 1809 21.35
Andre Vertes 1605 18.94
Brenda Parris 851 10.04
Linda Kitchikeesic Juden 822 9.70
Michael Kostiuc 253 2.99
Michael Bartholomew 165 1.95
Mooney's Bay Ward
Candidate Votes %
Karin Howard (X) 5005 62.00
Kathy Ablett 3068 38.00
Capital Ward
Candidate Votes %
Inez Berg 3843 46.85
Colin McSweeney 1660 20.24
Domenic Santaguida 1136 13.85
Craig Watson 521 6.35
Chris Jalkotzy 511 6.23
Tim Porter 336 4.10
Jaine Marulanda 196 2.39
Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward
Candidate Votes %
Allan Higdon (X) ACCLAIMED

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