- St. Catharines municipal election, 2006
St. Catharines municipal election, 2006 2003 ← November 13, 2006 → 2010
The Ward boundaries for the 2006 Election. The Mayor and regional councillors are elected across the city, Councillors in their respective wards.
Mayor before election
The 2006 St. Catharines municipal election took place on 13 November 2006 to determine a mayor, regional and city councillors and school trustees in the city of St. Catharines, Ontario. The incumbent mayor, Tim Rigby, vacated the mayoral position and ran for election to Niagara Regional Council.
Report Eligible Voters 94607 Ballots Cast 38474 Turnout 40.7%
Candidates for Mayor
- Marilyn Bodogh
- Sue Erskine
- Preston Haskell
- Brian McMullan
- Jackie Phelan
- Phelan was born in Merritton, Ontario, and is a lifelong resident of St. Catharines. She was a St. Patrick's Ward councillor from 1988 to 1997, served on the council's executive committee, and was an active contributor to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. She is an employee of Walker Industries, and is active with the Niagara Community Foundation.
- Garry Robbins
- Rob Welch
- Emad Zawady
Candidate Vote % Brian McMullan 15067 39.6 Rob Welch 6047 15.9 Marilyn C. Bodogh 4412 11.6 Jackie Phelan 3390 8.9 Preston Haskell 3261 8.6 Sue Erskine 3207 8.4 Garry Robbins 2263 5.9 Emad Zawady 411 1.1 Total valid votes 38,088 100.00 2006 St. Catharines municipal election, Niagara Regional Councillor (six elected)edit Candidate Total votes % of total votes (x)Judy Casselman 18,666 13.71 (x)Peter Partington 16,771 12.32 (x)Michael R. Collins 16,416 12.06 (x)Brian Heit 16,273 11.95 (x)Bruce Timms 15,473 11.37 (x)Ronna Katzman 13,846 10.17 (x)Tim Rigby 13,137 9.65 N. Carlos Garcia 10,301 7.57 Rob Hesp 8,145 5.98 Bart Brouwer 7,091 5.21 Total valid votes 136,119 100.00
Electors could vote for six candidates.
Percentages are determined in relation to the total number of votes.
- Judy Casselman has a Diploma in Public Health Nursing, and has worked as a registered nurse. She represented Ward Two (St. Andrews) on city council from 1992 to 2003, and was deputy mayor in the 1990s. She was elected to the regional council in 2003 and re-elected in 2006, topping the polls both times. Casselman is an advocate for preserving rural lands. She was a founding member of Heritage St. Catharines, Friends of the Twelve and the St. Catharines Community Foundation, and is a board member of the Niagara Symphony.
- Michael R. Collins is a graduate of Carleton University, and for many years taught Communication and Municipal Finance at Niagara College. He served three terms as a St. Catharines city councillor, and has been a member of the Niagara Regional Council since 1985. He opposed a provincial Sunday shopping extension in the 1980s, and was chair of a local group called People for Sunday. He called for a freeze on welfare as a form of guaranteed income during the early 1990s, and supported a pioneer needle exchange program in 1992. Collins has served on several local organizations and committees, including the Niagara Regional Housing Board and the Niagara Escarpment Commission, and is a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.
- Brian Heit was a St. Catharines city councillor from 1988 to 2003. He served on every major committee, and was deputy mayor for two terms. He was first elected to the Niagara Regional Council in 2003, and has served on the Corporate and Financial Services Committee and the Human Resources Committee.
- Ronna Katzman was elected as a School Board Trustee in 1991 and 1994, and as a St. Catharines City Councillor in 1997 and 2000. She was first elected to the Niagara Regional Council in 2003, and has served on the Public Health and Social Services Committee. In 2002, she recommended that St. Catharines phase out its purchase of electricity from polluting plants. She has been a member of many boards and associations, including the St. Catharines Downtown Association.
- N. Carlos Garcia is a businessman, with consulting experience in North America, Europe, East Asia and Africa. He has Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees, and is past chair of Port Realizing our Unique Distinction (PROUD), an historical preservation group in the Port Dalhousie area of St. Catharines. PROUD opposed development plans proposed by the Port Dalhousie Vitalization Corp. (PDVC).
- Bart Brouwer was born in The Netherlands in 1983, and moved to Canada in 1997. He is a member of the Covenant Christian Reformed Church, and assisted in the 2006 federal election.
Candidate Vote % Ward 1 - Merriton Jeff Burch 2857 33.01% Jennie Stevens (X) 2849 32.92% Sheila Morra (X) 2049 23.68% Robbie Craine 899 10.39% Ward 2 - St. Andrew's Andrew Gill 3454 33.65% Joseph Kushner (X) 3199 31.16% Cam Donevan (X) 2372 23.11% Wayne Sadlak 1241 12.09% Ward 3 - St. George's Greg Washuta (X) 3432 47.67% Peter Secord (X) 2635 36.60% Darren Platakis 1133 15.74% Ward 4 - St. Patrick's Heather Foss 2173 24.19% Mark Elliott 1520 16.92% Milica Kovacevich 1414 15.74% John Bacher 1205 13.41% Bill Buckle 1025 11.41% Charles Gervais (X) 1016 11.31% Matthew Cutler 631 7.02% Ward 5 - Grantham Bill Phillips 2833 21.14% Dawn Dodge (X) 2543 18.98% Brian Dorsey (X) 2173 16.22% Mike Sullivan 2029 15.14% Salvatore Sorrento 1807 13.49% Laura Ip 1332 9.94% Tony Tullo 683 5.10% Ward 6 - Port Dalhousie Bruce Williamson (X) 3818 30.71% Len Stack 2384 19.17% Norm St. George 2256 18.15% Susan Bassett 1372 11.04% Tim Atherton 1172 9.43% Mark Klimchuk 739 5.94% Richard Martinelli 385 3.10% David P. Prentice 307 2.47%
Trustee, Ward 1
Candidate Vote % Tony Scalzi 631 50.28% Alex McKee 624 49.72%
Trustee, Ward 2,3,4,5,6
Candidate Vote % Maurice Charbonneau 4951 38.82% Kathy Burtnik 3176 24.9% Lorna Costantini 2287 17.93% Larry Newton 1524 11.95% Suzanne Westera 816 6.4% Candidate Vote % Lora Campbell 11320 18.32% Marcy Heit 11260 18.23% Dalton Clark 10123 16.4% Lynn Campbell 6591 10.67% Andrew L. Bowles 6132 9.93% John Davis 5924 9.59% Elaine Manocha 4315 6.98% Flavia Orvitz 3682 5.69% Shawn Montreuil 2422 3.92%
- ^ Marlene Bergsma, "Jackie Phelan - 'Can't throw money' at core", St. Catharines Standard, 5 November 2006, accessed 5 November 2006.
- ^ Judy Casselman: Candidate Details, City of St. Catharines, accessed 15 November 2006.
- ^ Kate Harries, "Church renews pride in its black history", Toronto Star, 14 September 1998, A4.
- ^ Doug Draper, "'Green' school plan on sensitive land faces flak", Hamilton Spectator, 23 February 2001, A14.
- ^ Judy Casselman: Niagara Councillor Profile, accessed 14 November 2006.
- ^ Marie Chamberland and Janice Paskey, "Niagara area begins major push to end wide-open Sundays", Toronto Star, 8 February 1988, A13.
- ^ "Niagara balks at adding 21 workers to meet welfare load", Hamilton Spectator, 7 February 1992, B4 [welfare]; Joanne McDonald, "Niagara council picks AIDS group to handle needle exchange program", Hamilton Spectator, 18 December 1992, B5.
- ^ Michael Collins: Niagara Councillor Profile, accessed 14 November 2006.
- ^ Brian Heit: Niagara Councillor Profile, accessed 15 November 2006.
- ^ Marlene Bergsma, "Council checking cost of clean electricity", St. Catharines Standard, 23 July 2002, OCAA in the media, accessed 5 November 2006.
- ^ Ronna Katzman: Niagara Councillor Profile, Regional Municipality of Niagara, accessed 5 November 2006.
- ^ "Port Dalhousie residents send out SOS against highrise", Hamilton Spectator, 7 March 2005, A4; N. Carlos Garcia: Candidate Details, City of St. Catharines, accessed 15 November 2006.
- ^ Bart Brouwer: Candidate Details, City of St. Catharines, accessed 15 November 2006.
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