2018 Ottawa municipal election
The Ottawa municipal election was held on October 22, 2018 to elect the mayor of Ottawa, Ottawa City Council and the Ottawa-Carleton Public and Catholic School Boards. The election was held on the same day as elections in every other municipality in Ontario.
Nominated May 10. Former CF reservist member. Considered running for president of Afghanistan in 2011. Past advisor to the attorney general of Afghanistan.
Nominated July 26. Bilingual teacher and former elected Council member for the Ontario College of Teachers. Bouragba is a social justice advocate and civil liberties activist. Ran for Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario trustee in 2014. Citation: Y.B. v. Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario, 2017 HRTO 1240 (CanLII)
Nominated May 1. Immigrant from Guyana; operates a marketing company. He ran for mayor in 2014, finishing in last place (8th) with 1,255 votes (0.51%).
Nominated July 27. Businessman. Running on a platform of combining Ottawa and Gatineau.
Nominated July 9. Disabilities advocate.
Nominated July 11. Ran for city council in 2010 and 2014 in College Ward.
Nominated July 26. Garage operator from Vanier. Ran for city council in 2003 and 2006 in Rideau-Vanier Ward. McConville was born August 30, 1962 in Eastview, Ontario (now Vanier). He dropped out of high school and would later start his garage in 1981.
Nominated May 16. Self described "futurist". Ran for city council in 2014 in Bay Ward and for public school trustee in 2010.
Nominated July 4. A former student of the University of Ottawa.
James T. Sheahan
Nominated July 25. North Gower resident.
Mayor Jim Watson had declared his intention to run for re-election in early 2017. He filed his nomination forms on May 1.
|Polling Date(s)||Firm||Jim Watson||Clive Doucet||Bruce McConville||Other||Undecided||Source|
|Aug 20–Sept 6||Probit||37||13||1||<1||49|
|Jim Watson (X)||188,960||71.03|
|James T. Sheahan||1,354||0.51|
Results by ward
|Special/Advance (No Ward)||119||110||49||2997||98||62||126||187||50||61||52||11742|
- Incumbent councillor Bob Monette had indicated he would be running for re-election but dropped out on June 13.
Bob Monette- incumbent councillor
- Rick Bédard
- Toby Bossert
- Mireille Brownhill - Community association executive, not-for-profit coordinator, community volunteer.
- Guy Desroches
- Diego Elizondo
- Dina Epale
Doug Feltmate- Former president of the Ottawa-Orléans Provincial Liberal Association. Withdrew, but will be on the ballot.
- Jarrod Goldsmith - Canadian small business community builder. Holds a master's degree in Anthropology from the University of Alberta. Musician and entrepreneur; founder of Sax Appeal and eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience),
- Miranda Gray
- Geoffrey Nicholas Griplas
- Catherine Kitts - former editor of the Orléans Star newspaper, advocating to see more women elected to Ottawa City Council. Graduate of Carleton University's renowned School of Journalism.
- Shannon Kramer
- Matthew Luloff - Canadian Forces veteran, served in Afghanistan, formerly worked for several Members of Parliament and most recently for the Minister of National Defence. Holds a degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management. Mental Health advocate. Member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
- Qamar Masood
Louise Soyezwithdrew, but will be on the ballot
- Kevin Tetreault
- Don Yetman
|Geoffrey Nicholas Griplas||65||0.43|
- Laura Dudas - ran in 2014. Former journalist. President of the Blackburn Community Association and member of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
- Donna Leith-Gudbranson - campaign manager and assistant to former councillor Rainer Bloess. President of the Chapel Hill South Community Association and the school council at École élémentaire publique Le Prélude.
- Tammy Lynch - assistant to previous councillor, Jody Mitic (direct or of community relations)
- François Trépanier - Consultant. Served for 28 years in the Canadian Forces. Ran in 2014.
- Franklin Epape - teacher at La Cité collégiale and president of the board of Cooperation Integration Canada
- Jan Harder - incumbent councillor.
- Ahmad Malgarai
- Atiq Qureshi - works in income tax consulting
- Hadi Wess - former president of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa
|Jan Harder (X)||11,489||74.27|
- Philip Bloedow
- David Gourlay - former president of the Ottawa Champions baseball team.
- Matt Muirhead - teacher, 2014 candidate
- Lorne Neufeldt
- Jenna Sudds - Former executive director of the Kanata North business improvement association. Endorsed by Wilkinson.
- Eli El-Chantiry - incumbent city councillor
- James Parsons - Ran in this ward in 2010 and 2014.
- Judi Varga-Toth - small business owner and executive director
|Eli El-Chantiry (X)||5,099||65.90|
- Glen Gower - director of marketing and communications and founder of a local community blog.
- Shad Qadri - incumbent city councillor
|Shad Qadri (X)||4,280||42.14|
Incumbent councillor Mark Taylor did not run for re-election.
- Erica Dath - background in "finance and public service"
- Don Dransfield - management consultant. Husband of incumbent Ottawa West—Nepean MP Anita Vandenbeld. Ran for the Ontario Liberal Party in Nepean—Carleton in the 2011 Ontario general election. Also ran for city council in 2006.
- Theresa Kavanagh - incumbent OCDSB trustee, NDP staffer, and wife of former city councillor Alex Cullen Ran for a seat as the NDP candidate in the House of Commons of Canada in the 1988 federal election in Ottawa West.
- Marc Lugert - former chair of the Queensway Terrace Community Association and current vice president of the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association
- Trevor Robinson - Ran in the 2014 municipal election.
- Rick Chiarelli - incumbent city councillor
- Emilie Coyle - lawyer; director of the Refugee Sponsorship Program
- Ryan Kennery - communications strategist; former director of communications for mayor Jim Watson
|Rick Chiarelli (X)||7,079||46.79|
- Warren Arshinoff - former member of the Ottawa Youth Cabinet for Ward 9 (2001-2004)
- James Dean - real-estate agent and board member of Quality Living House Cooperative
- Keith Egli - incumbent city councillor
- Luigi Mangone - public servant
- Peter Anthony Weber - heavy equipment operator.
|Keith Egli (X)||6,369||63.12|
|Peter Anthony Weber||264||2.62|
- Diane Deans - incumbent city councillor
- Alek Golijanin - Self described "global humanitarian". Yugoslav immigrant.
- Perry Sabourin - Social Worker
- Sam Soucy - Executive assistant for Liberal MP Fayçal El-Khoury.
- Robert Swaita - Restaurant owner
|Diane Deans (X)||6,179||56.08|
- Michael Schurter - Realtor and parliamentary office manager for Conservative MP Peter Kent.
- Tim Tierney - incumbent councillor
|Tim Tierney (X)||6,730||81.34|
- Salar Changiz
- Mathieu Fleury - incumbent councillor.
- Thierry Harris - former vice president of the Lower Town Community Association. Former producer for CBC/Radio Canada and press officer for the National Film Board.
- Matt Lowe - Veteran and member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
|Mathieu Fleury (X)||7,302||68.08|
- Peter Heyck
- Tobi Nussbaum - incumbent city councillor
|Tobi Nussbaum (X)||7,334||80.52|
- Arthur David - public servant
- Jerry Kovacs - human rights lawyer
- Catherine McKenney - incumbent councillor
- Merdod Zopyrus - Carleton University student
|Catherine McKenney (X)||7,754||76.66|
- Jeff Leiper - incumbent councillor.
- Daniel Stringer - former aide to Liberal MPP Richard Patten. Has run in this ward in 2003, 2006 (dropping out) and 2010.
|Jeff Leiper (X)||12,068||85.28|
Incumbent councillor Riley Brockington ran for re-election
- Riley Brockington - incumbent city councillor
- Fabien Kalala Cimankinda - entrepreneur
- Kerri Keith - NAC box-office supervisor and economics student
- Hassib Reda - Finance commissioner of the University of Ottawa Graduate Student Association
|Riley Brockington (X)||6,122||54.50|
|Fabien Kalala Cimankinda||2,445||21.76|
Incumbent councillor David Chernushenko ran for re-election.
- Jide Afolabi - lawyer/negotiator
- Anthony Carricato - policy analyst. Former vice president of the Glebe Community Association who works in the office of the Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada. Member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
- David Chernushenko - incumbent city councillor.
- Christine McAllister - business director. President of the Glebe Community Association. Endorsed by Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna. Also a member of the Liberal Party.
- Shawn Menard - incumbent Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee. Endorsed by Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden.
|David Chernushenko (X)||2,970||23.36|
Incumbent councillor Jean Cloutier ran for re-election
- Jean Cloutier - incumbent city councillor
- Clinton Cowan - Labour relations expert. 2010 and 2014 candidate in this ward
- Kevin Kit - Auditor. President of the Elmvale Acres Community Association.
- Raylene Lang-Dion - Federal public servant. Former chair of Equal Voice. Past member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
- Mike McHarg - gay rights activist
- John Redins - 2014 candidate and former Party for People with Special Needs provincial and federal Green Party candidate.
|Jean Cloutier (X)||3,866||32.81|
- Incumbent councillor Stephen Blais ran for re-election.
- Stephen Blais - incumbent councillor.
- Jensen Boire
- Cameron Rose Jette - Human rights/social justice student at Carleton University.
|Stephen Blais (X)||11,230||89.08|
|Cameron Rose Jette||741||5.88|
- Auguste Banfalvi
- George Darouze - incumbent city councillor
- Mark Scharfe - Cattle farmer and former police officer. Ran in this ward in 2014.
- Kim Sheldrick - Stay at home mother and volunteer. Ran in this ward in 2014
- Jay Tysick - Leader of the Ontario Party and Candidate for Carleton in 2018 Ontario Election. Former interim leader of the Ontario Alliance. 2018 Ontario PC nomination candidate for Carleton. Former aide to councillor Rick Chiarelli.
|George Darouze (X)||4,653||54.86|
- David Brown - Former assistant to incumbent councillor Scott Moffatt, former president of the Richmond Agricultural Society and former staffer for Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre.
- Scott Moffatt - incumbent city councillor
|Scott Moffatt (X)||5,080||55.81|
- Zaff Ansari - IT Professor; NDP candidate for Nepean in 2018 Ontario Election
- Carol Anne Meehan - former CTV Ottawa news anchor
- Irene Mei
- Michael Qaqish - incumbent councillor
- Harpreet Singh - Academic manager at Algonquin College
|Carol Anne Meehan||5,960||42.55|
|Michael Qaqish (X)||5,420||38.69|
- Steve Anderson - Public servant/analyst. President of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association.
- Mike Brown - Accountant
- Allan Hubley - incumbent city councillor
- Doug Large - Sales and marketing manager
|Allan Hubley (X)||6,183||45.53|
School Board Trustee
|John Curry (X)||Acclaimed|
|Sandra Moore (X)||3,259||69.53|
|Brian Coburn (X)||Acclaimed|
|Spencer Warren (X)||Acclaimed|
|Joanne MacEwan (X)||Acclaimed|
|Jeremy Wittet (X)||Acclaimed|
|Mark D. Mullan (X)||Acclaimed|
|Regan Preszcator (X)||513||17.08|
|Thérèse Maloney-Cousineau (X)||1,093||50.09|
|Lynn Scott (X)||11,540||64.84|
|Christine Boothby (X)||10,797||66.34|
|Donna Blackburn (X)||6,300||39.96|
|C. J. Blake||2,470||26.87|
|Chris Ellis (X)||5,883||48.28|
|Tanya Melissa Dasilva||2,085||17.11|
|Keith Penny (X)||6,175||55.13|
|Erica Braunovan (X)||11,935||72.86|
|David Thomas Humphries||1,582||9.66|
|Justin W. Laku||1,243||7.59|
|Mark Fisher (X)||6,506||50.42|
|Sandra Schwartz (X)||7,265||74.31|
|Chad Mariage (X)||Acclaimed|
|Dan Boudria (X)||3,037||79.15|
|Johanne Lacombe (X)||Acclaimed|
|Monique Briand (X)||Acclaimed|
|Denis Chartrand (X)||1,357||73.79|
|Marc Roy (X)||Acclaimed|
|Marielle Godbout (X)||1,671||79.34|
|Lucille Collard (X)||Acclaimed|
|Samia Ouled Ali||772||50.99|
- Matthew Pearson More Matthew Pearson. "Mayoral candidate calls for change, appears unclear when election is - Ottawa Citizen". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- "Can Ottawa's municipal candidates shed political allegiances?". Ottawa Sun. 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
- "Ottawa Youth Council Members". City of Ottawa. Retrieved 21 June 2001.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2018-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)