Candidates

The nomination period for municipal election candidates has now closed .This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. 

Nomination Process

The Nomination Period for the 2022 Municipal Election has now closed, effective August 19, 2022.

Candidates may contact election@gravenhurst.ca, or call 705-687-3412 Ext.2232, for further information.

Certified Candidates

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 Mayor

NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Marc Mantha

1029 Ruttans Road East

416-272-6293 getmarcmantha@gmail.com  
Terry Pilger 1834 Houseys Rapids Road 705-687-4575 terrypilgerformayor@gmail.com / terrypilgerformayor.ca  

Heidi Lorenz

265 Hughson Street

705-687-2944 

lorenzformayor2022@outlook.com  / 
https://lorenzformayor.ca/ 

@votelorenz 

 District Councillor (3 positions)
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
John Gordon

1019 Evanswood Drive

705-687-0649
705-790-1174

gordonjohnb@gmail.com  
Gordie Merton 3-865 First Street South 705-710-4421

gordiemerton@hotmail.ca /
gordiemerton.ca

@gordiemerton
facebook.com/gordiemerton

Peter M. Johnston

6-315 Bay Street

705-205-3701

peter.m.johnston@gmail.com

@petermjohnston7

 

 

 

Sandy Cairns

590 Phillip Street East

705-330-7273

sandybcairns@gmail.com 

 

Jaden Hollingshead

2-205 Muskoka Road South

705-205-2178

campaign@jadenhollingshead.ca
jadenhollingshead.ca

@jaden_hollingshead

 

Bryant Halsall

1288 Reay Road East

519-466-0544

blhalsall@hotmail.com 

 

Allan J. Kent

A-1013 Nagaya Drive

705-689-2533
403-540-1700

allanjkent@gmail.com 

 

Erin Strength

250 Sarah Street North

705-716-0475

votestrength@gmail.com 

@votestrength
 Councillor Ward 1
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Penny Varney 280 Hughson Street 705-687-2071 varney@muskoka.com   
Sandi Allan   705-644-3261

sandi@discovermuskoka.com 

 

James Tosswill

390 Phillip Street East

905-926-5397

jamesregantosswill@gmail.com 

 
 Councillor Ward 2
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Jo Morphy   905-479-8927  joanne.m@rogers.com  
 Councillor Ward 3
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Michelle Robinson 1003 Elderberry Lane 705-955-4060 michi_viv@hotmail.com   
Dan Kretschmar 1142 Graham Road 705-706-7076  dankretschmar@gmail.com   

Joanne Fairbrass 

  705-394-4585

joannefairbrass2022@gmail.com

 

 https://www.facebook.com/joanne.fairbrass

 

 Councillor Ward 4
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Brad Rundle

290 Crescent Drive

 705-238-2809  1bradrundle@gmail.com  
Randy Jorgensen  1103 Halls Road  705-646-4392

randy@randyjorgensen.com /
www.randyjorgensen.com  

 
 Councillor Ward 5
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Christina Hunter 520 Third Street  705-794-9199  christinamhunter2@gmail.com  
Leslie McCann 390 Wagner Street  705-645-8645  mccann.lesliej@gmail.com  
 Trustee -Trillium Lakelands District School Board (1 position)
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Louise Clodd 2030 Windermere Road, Muskoka Lakes 705-394-4669 louiseclodd@gmail.com

facebook.com/reelectlouiseclodd

twitter.com/trusteeclodd

 Trustee - Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board - Zone 5
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Joshua Boutotte 195 Covered Bridge Trail, Bracebridge 705-706-5596 jboutotte@gmail.com  
Aidan Harold 15 Carol Street, Bracebridge 289-990-1455 aidan.harold@outlook.com  
 Trustee - Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de L'Ontario - Zone A
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Bruce Cazabon        
 Trustee - Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre - Sud - #64
 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Claire Thibideau 158 Hanmer Street West, Barrie 705-309-7295 claire24@live.ca  
Muskoka Votes Map

In collaboration with Geographic Information System (GIS) Staff at the District of Muskoka, the Town of Gravenhurst is pleased to provide residents the Muskoka Votes Map as a visual tool to review the list of races and candidates in their respective areas. The interactive map will be regularly updated as the Muskoka Clerks continue to receive and accept nominations in their respective municipalities.

Instructions on how to use the platform are located below the search bar on the left-hand side of the screen after clicking the link to the map below.

Gravenhurst Map
Muskoka Map

Registered Third Party Advertisers 
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Muskoka Lakes Association

65 Joseph Street,  2nd floor, Box 298
Port Carling, ON
P0B 1J0

705-765-5723

info@mla.on.ca 

www.mla.on.ca 

 

MuskokaLakes

Friends of Muskoka

181 Bay Street, Suite 4400, Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2T3

416-476-4124

www.friendsofmuskoka.ca

 

 

 FriendsOfMuskoka

Information for Candidates and Third-Party Advertisers

An Information Session for Municipal Election and School Board Candidates was held on April 5, 2022. You can view the video here:

Candidate Information Session (VIDEO) - April 5, 2022

This session was hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and provides information on:

  • Roles and responsibilities of elected officials, staff and Third-Party Advertisers
  • Eligibility rules
  • Nomination process
  • Campaign finances
  • Compliance audit
  • Voters’ list
  • Scrutineers
  • Recounts
  • Resources

Link to Presentation Slides

For more information on how to run as a candidate for local council, or how to register as a third-party advertiser, the 2022 Candidates' Guide and 2022 Third-Party Advertisers' Guide - provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - are now available.

Information for School Board Trustee Candidates

Details on the nomination process and rules governing school board elections can found here.

Resources

Lead Where You Live: AMO’s Guide to Running for Municipal Election Available Now

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) understands there are many moving parts and things to know when it comes to running for municipal council.

With the October 2022 election in mind, AMO has assembled an easy-to-use guide that provides all the information you need when preparing to run for council. What you will find in AMO’s guide are important considerations on managing your campaign like:

  • How municipal government works, including the role of council and structure of government
  • Key things to know about managing a campaign, including key dates and eligibility requirements
  • Rules related to campaigning, including campaign finance rules
  • Tips for dealing with media/social media
  • Election day and information about voting
  • Key resources for after the election

Although the Lead Where You Live guide doesn’t get into the ins and outs of council and council meetings, it does highlight things you will want to get familiar with during your campaign so you are prepared should you be elected.

After the election, AMO will be providing a range of training and resources to help incoming councillors navigate the ins and outs of council meetings, legislation, staff-council relationships, conflict of interest and so much more.

This new and refreshed guide replaces AMO’s 'So You Are Thinking of Running for Council'. 

Note: This guide is for individual purchase and not available for reproduction or sharing.

Get your copy of Lead Where You Live here.

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