Milton has two new town councillors, and Canada’s longest serving mayor has been re-elected.
Gordon Krantz, 85, has been the mayor of Milton since 1980 and was first elected to council in 1965. Krantz has been re-elected for 21 terms; eight as councillor and 13 as mayor, officially surpassing now-retired Hazel McCallion, who served as Mississauga’s mayor for 36 years. He has been elected to another term.
BREAKING: Gordon Krantz re-elected Milton mayor
Joining Krantz on council will be two newcomers.
Sammy Ijaz has been elected as town and regional councillor for Ward 3 defeating incumbent Mike Cluett and Sarah Marshall has been elected has been elected town councillor for Ward 4. They will join incumbents who have been re-elected in their wards.
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Zeeshan Hamid, Ward 4 regional councillor, says Milton needs a modern GO Station with more frequent two-way service, and doesn’t need a CN Intermodal Hub. Saba Ishaq wants Milton to become a city and names transportation and safer streets as priorities. Rajiv Dhawan says a safe and healthy community is first on his agenda.
Milton has four representatives on Halton Regional Council. But Milton’s regional council representatives may not look much different after the election. The incumbents for Wards 1 and 2 don’t have any contenders. Ward 3 may have a new councillor; and only Ward 4 will have a fresh face as incumbent Zeeshan Hamid is vying for mayor.
The town council race looks a bit more exciting with many candidates on the ballot. Wards 1 and 2 both have challengers for the incumbents. Ward 3 councillor Rick Di Lorenzo is trying for a seat on regional council and there are five people hoping to take his place. Ward 4 incumbent Sameera Ali is also hoping for a regional council seat, and there are 10 people vying to take her spot.
School board trustees
Milton residents have several choices for trustees on the Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board. Candidates for the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde and Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir have been acclaimed.