Halton Hills council will look almost entirely different next term.
For the first time in 19 years, there will be a new mayor. Rick Bonnette, who served as the mayor since 2003 announced last December that he would not be seeking re-election.
There will also be new faces on council as Ward 2 councillor Bryan Lewis and Ward 4 councillor Ann Lawlor are both vying to be mayor.
And Ward 2 councillor Ted Brown and Ward 3 councillor Moya Johnson are not seeking re-election. Also Ward 3 councillor Wendy Farrow-Reid is taking a run for regional councillor for Ward 3 and 4 against incumbent Jane Fogal.
Winner: Ann Lawlor (5,323 votes)
Bryan Lewis has served on council for more than 22 years. Lewis is advocating for two-way, all-day GO service for 2026.
Ann Lawlor was first elected as a Ward 4 councillor in 2010. As a businesswoman, Lawlor wants to keep tax increases low and make sure streets are safe for pedestrians and cyclists.
Norm Paulsen has owned Acton Motors for 40 years and is a board member of the Acton BIA.
Robert Gottardi is taking a second run at the mayor seat after placing second in the 2018 election. An investment portfolio manager, his priorities include reducing taxes and improving transit.
Ken Paige served on council and as budget chief in the former East York before amalgamation. Paige lists reducing tax increases and managing growth as his priorities.
Halton Hills sends two candidates to serve on the Halton Regional Council. This election two incumbents Clark Somerville and Jane Fogal put their names forward again. Only Wards 3&4 have a chance for a new candidate with Wendy Farrow-Reed on the ballot.
Town council is shaping up to look a lot different this term. Wards 2, 3 and 4 will have new representatives at the table. Two candidates are elected in each ward. Winners in bold.
Live Election Results for Halton Hills
School board trustees
Halton Hills residents don’t have many choices for the trustees. Only the Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee has two candidates running, the other three trustee positions are uncontested.
The school boards operating in Halton Hills include the Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, French Catholic School Board, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde and Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir.