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Madigan first to file for deputy mayor ballot

So far there are three mayoral candidates, two people running for councillor seats, and one person running for deputy mayor
2018 file photo.

Collingwood councillor Bob Madigan has declared his intention to run for deputy mayor in the 2022 municipal election.

Madigan has served two four-year terms as a councillor, first elected in 2014. He was born and raised in Collingwood. 

He is the first person on the deputy mayor candidate's list, and the fourth current member of council to declare their candidacy for the 2022 election. Madigan filed his application with the clerk's office on July 5. 

Also on the unofficial candidate's list are current councillors Yvonne Hamlin and Mariane McLeod running for mayor, and Councillor Deb Doherty running for councillor. 

Former councillor Norm Sandberg will run for mayor, and former town staffer Chris Potts is running for one of seven councillor's seats. 

There are three candidates for the various school board trustee positions. Shawn Cooper is running for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Eric Lapointe is running for Conseil scolaire Viamonde for the Bruce, Grey, Simcoe, and Dufferin trustee position, and Claire Thibideau is running for Conseil scolaire catholiquie Mon Avenir as the Simcoe-Muskoka trustee. No one has yet applied to run for the public school board (Simcoe County District School Board) Collingwood and Wasaga Beach trustee position. 

Nominations for municipal election candidates opened May 2, and will close Aug. 19.

There is an online uncertified list of candidates kept updated by the town's clerk services staff. 

There is one upcoming candidate information session, held jointly with area municipalities, to allow those interested in running for municipal office to find out more about the process and requirements. 

The next session will be in the council chambers at the Wasaga Beach town hall (30 Lewis Street) on July 12 at 6 p.m.. To pre-register, email [email protected]

The election will take place Oct. 24, 2022.

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