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McGarry Topples Craig, Becomes Cambridge Mayor Gaining 50% Of Total Votes

Ben Tucci Runs Third ... Council Is Returned Intact

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Cambridge Welcomes Mayor Kathryn McGarry
Cambridge Welcomes Mayor Kathryn McGarry

Cambridge Welcomes Mayor Kathryn McGarry - Doug Craig's Reign Has Come And Gone

After nearly two decades in office Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig will be moving out of his office at city hall.

Mayor Kathryn McGarry will be moving in and promises much needed change which includes public consensus on issues.

McGarry had run for council a number of years back but failed to win her seat. However, there were bigger things in store for her. She became a Liberal MPP for Cambridge under Kathleen Wynne, and eventually held a cabinet position before being defeated this spring in the provincial election.

The defeat came at the right time though. She immediately threw her hat into the mayor's race much to the disappointment of Mayor Doug Craig.

Goes Down Fighting

Doug Craig is no quitter. He went out the way he wanted to...fighting all the way. It may take a while, but the city will look back on Craig's achievements with great appreciation someday. He has left his mark on the city landscape which will serve future generations well. However, sometimes his own vision came first and public consensus got lost in the shuffle. This is one of his character flaws that finally came back to haunt him.

Long-time Cambridge Councillor, Ben Tucci also made a bid for the mayor's chair and ran third in the final vote analysis. He also ran on sweeping changes, and like McGarry, an open door policy.

Cambridge Open To Strong Women

Cambridge is a city open to strong women when considering mayoral candidates. It began with Claudette Millar and followed through with Jane Brewer. Now Kathryn McGarry will get her turn and according to her comments after she was declared the winner, she wants to start right away to implement her platform on some of the toughest issues.

We wish her well.

Below are the results for Cambridge councillors ... Full results are available at the link below:

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE - MAYOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED
    McGarry, Kathryn
    13,404
    47.72%
  • INCUMBENT
    Craig , Doug
    7,394
    26.32%
  • Tucci, Ben
    4,902
    17.45%
  • Carter, Randy
    1,553
    5.53%
  • Tucker, Colin
    836
    2.98%
WARD 1 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Reid , Donna
    1,040
    33.4%
  • Vanclief, Clifford
    580
    18.63%
  • Eggleton, Cliff
    555
    17.82%
  • Hiebert, Kevin
    341
    10.95%
  • Allan, Stewart
    224
    7.19%
  • O'Hagan, Ryan
    196
    6.29%
  • Crystal, Peter
    178
    5.72%
WARD 2 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Devine , Mike
    2,404
    57.87%
  • Lajeunesse, Janice
    555
    13.36%
  • Richardson , Jeff
    518
    12.47%
  • Brown, Jay Edward
    468
    11.27%
  • Kimsto , Jaanus
    209
    5.03%
WARD 3 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Mann , Michael
    1,639
    52.79%
  • Hipel, Tracy
    1,198
    38.58%
  • Bercowski, Patricia
    268
    8.63%
WARD 4 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Liggett , Jan
    1,685
    59.71%
  • Price, Gary
    990
    35.08%
  • Friest, Edwin
    147
    5.21%
WARD 5 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Wolf , Pam
    2,285
    57.23%
  • Kirby, Bill
    1,129
    28.27%
  • Wagner, Brett
    579
    14.5%
WARD 6 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Adshade , Shannon
    1,516
    39.56%
  • Davis, Stephen
    826
    21.56%
  • Ditner, Kurt L.
    578
    15.08%
  • Falkiner, Sandy
    569
    14.85%
  • Renco, Peter
    343
    8.95%
WARD 7 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Monteiro , Frank
    1,016
    47.12%
  • Cody, Connie
    685
    31.77%
  • Coles, Ryan
    237
    10.99%
  • Botelho, Cody
    218
    10.11%
WARD 8 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Ermeta , Nicholas
    2,413
    64.81%
  • Bartlett, Kenneth R.
    1,102
    29.6%
  • Johnson, Carla
  • 208
    5.59%
TOWNSHIP OF NORTH DUMFRIES - MAYOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ?? ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Foxton , Sue
    2,305
    80.93%
  • Harrison, Martin
    543
    19.07%
WARD 1 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ?? ACCLAIMED INCUMBENT
    Rolleman , Rodney
    0
    0%
WARD 2 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ?? ELECTED INCUMBENT
    Ostner , Derrick
    565
    82.12%
  • Harrison , Sheila
    123
    17.88%
WARD 3 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ?? ELECTED
    McCreery, Margaret
    563
    82.19%
  • Cabral, Paul H.
    92
    13.43%
  • Clarke, John
    30
    4.38%
WARD 4 - COUNCILLOR
  • Votes
    Percent
  • ?? ELECTED
    Gillespie, Pamela
    322
    52.44%
  • INCUMBENT
    Ritchie , Neil Martin
    248
    40.39%
  • Ward, Dawna
    44
    7.17%


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