The Results Are In!
Tuesday, November 14, 200615 Comments
In Ward 1 new comers Bob Bell and Kathleen Farrelly overtook current councilors Laura Bailey and Rocco Furfaro. A similar situation occurred in Ward 2 with Vicki Beard and Ian Findlay finishing ahead of incumbents Ray Ferraro and Dan Moziar. In Ward 3 Maggie Laidlaw was re-elected but first time candidate June Hofland placed ahead of long time councilor Dan Schnurr.
In Ward 4 Gloria Kovach was joined by neophyte Mike Salisbury, who beat out incumbent David Birtwistle. In Ward 5 Lise Burcher held onto her seat and the spot vacated by retiring councilor Cathy Downer was filed by former school trustee Leanne Piper, while in ward 6 Karl Wettstein finished first. Incumbent Christine Billings took the second spot in that ward but veteran Peter Hamtak was shut out.
The citizens of Guelph also voted overwhelmingly “Yes” on a referendum question that asked whether Guelph should maintain its current ward system. In an interview with Roger’s Television, minutes after her victory was announced Karen Farbridge expressed excitement over the new team and the new directions it can take Guelph.
“I think the voters were looking for people who would work together, this is a new opportunity and a new beginning, “ she told viewers adding, “I am looking forward to serving the community again.”