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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More Candidates in Election '10

Spotted on the guelph.ca/vote website are two new names joining the election race for 2010.

First is David Birtwistle, and if he sounds familiar it's with good cause. Birtwistle was a councillor for Ward 4 serving two terms in 2000 and 2003 with 26 and 28 per cent of the vote, respectively. He was defeated in the 2006 election, losing his seat to Mike Salisbury and garnering a mere 16 per cent at the polls. But it appears his ambitions have broadened since 2006, and what could now make the race for mayor even more interesting is if Cam Guthrie enters the race, as he also ran against Birtwistle in Ward 4 in 2006.

The second new name on the ballot is Allan Boynton who is running for Ward 1 councillor. This is Boynton's first election in Guelph it seems, so I don't have too much about him. And try googling "Allan Boynton" and you get a myriad of different Allan Boyntons in the area, so I'm not sure what to say about him.

The count so far: 2 mayoral candidates; 3 Ward 1 candidates; and 1 candidate each for Ward 2, 3 and 6.


Sonny Donami said...

Allan Boynton is currently the youngest elected municipal Councillor in Ontario representing the Township of East Garafraxa. I believe he owns his own business. I know he is very well respected with MPP's and MP's because of his age and political experience. He will be a Good Voice for Ward 1 if he gets elected.

Adam A. Donaldson said...

Excellent. Thank you Mr Donami.

Anonymous said...

I don't think he should run for ward one if he doesn't live there! There are enough issues the councillors who live in the ward ignore, how can someone who doesn't live in the ward possibly know what we go through daily!

nancy said...

Reply to Anonymous:
the Guelph Votes site lists Allan Boynton's address as Schroder Cres which actually is in Ward 1.

Sherri Francis said...

I contacted Mr. Boynton this morning regarding issues that I have concern with and he took the time to chat. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and most importantly, listens to people. Something Guelph reps. have lacked for years. This could be the changing of the guard for the better! I would still however like to meet Allan face to face. So far I am impressed.