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, or call 705-687-3412 Ext.2232, for further information.

Certified Candidates

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NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Marc Mantha

1029 Ruttans Road East

Terry Pilger 1834 Houseys Rapids Road 705-687-4575 /  

Heidi Lorenz

265 Hughson Street

705-687-2944  / 


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

1019 Evanswood Drive

Gordie Merton 3-865 First Street South 705-710-4421 /


Peter M. Johnston

6-315 Bay Street






Sandy Cairns

590 Phillip Street East



Jaden Hollingshead

2-205 Muskoka Road South




Bryant Halsall

1288 Reay Road East



Allan J. Kent

A-1013 Nagaya Drive



Erin Strength

250 Sarah Street North


 Councillor Ward 1
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Penny Varney 280 Hughson Street 705-687-2071   
Sandi Allan   705-644-3261 


James Tosswill

390 Phillip Street East


 Councillor Ward 2
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Jo Morphy   905-479-8927  
 Councillor Ward 3
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Michelle Robinson 1003 Elderberry Lane 705-955-4060   
Dan Kretschmar 1142 Graham Road 705-706-7076   

Joanne Fairbrass 



 Councillor Ward 4
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Brad Rundle

290 Crescent Drive

Randy Jorgensen  1103 Halls Road  705-646-4392 /  

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

 Trustee - Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board - Zone 5
NameAddressPhone #Email / WebsiteSocial Media
Joshua Boutotte 195 Covered Bridge Trail, Bracebridge 705-706-5596  
Aidan Harold 15 Carol Street, Bracebridge 289-990-1455  
 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  
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




Friends of Muskoka

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





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.


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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