Two mayors set to be acclaimed as Haliburton County election season begins 


Dysart et al and Minden Hills may have new mayors-to-be Aug. 22.

With no one running against them as nomination periods closed Aug. 19 at 2 p.m., current Minden Hills councillor Bob Carter and former Dysart et al mayor Murray Fearrey are set to assume leadership of their respective town halls after the Oct. 24 municipal election if their acclamations are certified Monday. 

Election clerks of each municipality will announce acclamations and an official list of candidates Aug. 22.

Other council posts across the County are single-candidate affairs as well. In Minden Hills, Lisa Schell is set to return as as deputy mayor and Bob Sisson is running unopposed as councillor for ward 3. 

In Highlands East, councillors Cam McKenzie, Ruth Strong and Cecil Ryall are set to retain their seats. 

In Dysart et al, Coun. Walt McKechnie is set to be acclaimed as deputy mayor, with Tammy Donaldson of ward 3 and Barry Boice of ward 5 running unopposed.

In Algonquin Highlands, Julia Shortreed will run unopposed in ward 1 and Jennifer Dailloux in ward 3. 

Races begin

In both Highlands East and Algonquin Highlands, new mayoral candidates are set to vie for votes.

Cheryl Ellis will run against Dave Burton in Highlands East. Liz Danielsen and  Mike Lang are listed as candidates for mayor in Algonquin Highlands. 

Here is the unofficial list of candidates for each of Haliburton’s four municipalities as of 2 p.m. Aug. 19: 

Minden Hills: 

Mayor: Bob Carter

Deputy mayor: Lisa Schell 

Councillor at large: Tammy McKelvey, Trevor Chaulk

Ward 1: Ivan Ingram, Shirley Johannessen, Mike Grozelle

Ward 2: Pam Sayne, Stephen Hertel

Ward 3: Bob Sisson 

Dysart et al: 

Mayor: Murray Fearrey 

Deputy mayor: Walt McKechnie

Ward 1: Rob McCaig, Pamela Brohm, Pat Casey, Tom Bailey 

Ward 2: Daniel Roberts, Jennifer Korpela, Nancy Wood-Roberts 

Ward 3: Tammy Donaldson 

Ward 4: Ron Evans, Hayden Hughes, Brian Atkins, Carm Sawyer

Ward 5: Barry Boice 

Algonquin Highlands 

Mayor: Liz Danielsen, Mike Lang

Ward 1: Julia Shortreed

Ward 2: Lisa Barry, Amber Meirik, Sabrina Richards

Ward 3: Jennifer Dailloux 

Highlands East

Mayor: Dave Burton, Cheryl Ellis

Ward 1: Cam McKenzie

Ward 2: Janice Dahms, Angela Lewis,

Ward 3: Cecil Ryall 

Ward 4: Ruth Strong

Trustee, English language school board: Gary Brohman 

Trustee: French language school board: Kristine Dandavino, Serge Paul