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THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – The deadline to register as a candidate in the 2018 Thunder Bay Civic election is July 27, 2018.

There are a growing number of candidates starting to come forward. The election will see change on Council as three of the current incumbents are seeking the Mayor’s chair. Councillors at Large Pullia, Angus and Hebert have all declared and filed their paperwork to run for Mayor.

There are currently nine candidates seeking to be Thunder Bay’s next Mayor:

  • Iain Angus
  • Kevin Cernjul
  • Ronald Chookomolin
  • Jim Gamble
  • Ed Hailio
  • Larry Hebert
  • Shane Judge
  • Frank Pullia
  • Mariann Sawicki

The decision by three incumbent At-Large candidates to seek the Mayor’s job means that there will be at least three new faces taking seats in the Council Chambers in the At-Large positions.

Currently, there are twelve registered candidates seeking a position At-Large.

  •  Diane Armstrong
  •  Kim Ducharme
  •  Trevor Giertuga
  •  Jim Howie
  •  Chris “Krumps” Krumpholz
  •  Derek W. Lankinen
  •  Tracey MacKinnon
  •  Lori Jean Paras
  •  Aldo Ruberto
  •  Orville Santa
  •  Jim Stadey
  •  Jeff Upton

As the deadline approaches, it is likely that more candidates will come forward.

There will also be some change as Paul Pugh is not running again. That means there will be a new face representing the McKellar Ward.

Currently, there are four candidates seeking to represent McKellar.

  • Brian Hamilton
  •  Robert Jankovic
  •  Donald McLeod
  •  Ashley Nurmela

There will also be a new Councillor representing McIntyre ward. This will be with the decision by Trevor Giertuga to seek a seat in the At-Large category. There are currently two candidates seeking a seat representing McIntyre.

  • Albert Aiello
  • Wesley Ramage

There will be at least five new representatives on the next Council.

The civic election is 94 days away.


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