2018 Acclaimed Candidates for Oakville Municipal Election

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2018 acclaimed candidates for the Oakville Municipal Election represent several wards. An acclaimed candidate occurs when only one person runs for an elected position.

The official date of acclamation is July 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM. The new term starts December 1, 2018 and ends in 2022.

Reasons for municipal acclamations:

  1. The work accomplished pleases the community
  2. The councillor is trusted to represent them well
  3. No other candidates registered

2018 acclaimed candidates:

Ward 2 Town and Regional Councillor – Cathy Duddeck

Duddeck elected to council in 2003.

Issues affecting the area include:

  1. Creation of several new housing developments
  2. Redevelopment of old housing stock
  3. Ongoing development of Kerr Village
  4. Shore line restoration due to Lake Ontario flood

One of the largest public projects occurs on the west side of the Oakville Harbour with the rebuild of hard-scape and soft-scape. This area includes:

  1. Shipwright Park
  2. Tannery Park
  3. Water Street Promenade

The most recent project is the rehabilitation of the Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park, as well as the new recreation centre and Fire Hall.

Ward 3 Town and Regional Councillor – Dave Gittings

Mr. Gittings elected to council in 2010 as town councillor, and in 2014 re-elected as Town and Regional councillor.

Issues affecting this area include:

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  1. Restoration of Power Boat Club moorings due to Lake Ontario flood
  2. Restoration and rehabilitation of shoreline parks due to Lake Ontario flood
  3. Major infill projects
  4. Demolition of the Old Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
  5. Redevelopment of older housing stock
  6. Creation of a new community centre
  7. Rebuilding of Downtown Oakville’s main arterial street including the town’s square

Ward 6 Town Councillor – Natalia Lishchyna

Natalia Lishchyna elected to council in 2014

Ward 6 Town and Regional Councillor – Tom Adams

Tom Adams elected as a Town Councillor in 2003. Since 2006 he represented Ward 5 as the Town and Regional Councillor

Until this upcoming election, Ward 6 included the lands north of Dundas which will now be part of the new Ward 7.

Mr. Adams and Ms. Lishchyna dealt  with several unique challenges during the past term.

  1. Development and building of a large residential community north of Dundas
  2. Building a sense of community in suburban neighbourhoods such as Joshua Creek
  3. Meeting the needs of the established Falgarwood neighbourhood which are distinctly different than those of the newer communities

The opportunity for candidates to register ended at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018. The municipal election takes place on October 22, 2018. The new term will start on December 1, 2018.

The list of 2018 acclaimed candidates is short. The mayor as well as councillors have more influence on your daily life than any other elected official. You’ll want to ensure that the right person is elected.

  1. Information about the responsibilities of the mayor, town councillors, and regional and town councillors: Oakville Property Taxes: who is in control?
  2. More information about the Ontario Municipal Election

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. John P. McLaughlin says:

    Democracy requires both an exchange and subsequent challenge of both ideas and policies — from competing candidates.

    That unfortunately doesn’t occur with an acclamation. It’s akin to an appointment.

    Oakville is best served by exchange and then a change.


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