The following are the OFFICIAL results for the Town of Gravenhurst Municipal Elections as of the close of the election on October 23, 2018:

Certificate of Election Results

Declaration of Elected Candidates

Received Financial Statements

Candidates and Registered Third Party Advertisers are required to file a Financial Statement for each campaign. Financial Statements are due to the Clerk where the Candidates filed Nomination Papers by March 29, 2019.

Once the Financial Statements are received by the Clerk, they will be linked below.

Candidate/Registered Third Party

Office (as applicable)

Date Filed

Johnny Ahsome

TLDSB Trustee

October 30, 2018

Jo Morphy

Councillor Ward 2

November 2, 2018 

Erin Eiter

Councillor Ward 2

November 20, 2018

John Gordon

District Councillor

December 21, 2018

Paul Kelly


January 7, 2019

Audrey vanPetegam

Councillor Ward 5

January 21, 2019 

Heidi Lorenz

District Councillor

January 31, 2019

Louise Clodd 

TLDSB Trustee

February 19, 2019

The Clerk's Role in Reviewing Financial Statements

The Clerk will be required to review all of the financial statements received and identify whether any contributor appears to have exceeded any of the contribution limits.

The Clerk will be required to report to the Muskoka Compliance Audit Committee as soon as possible after the filing deadline regarding contributions made to candidates and third party advertisers in excess of the established limits.

Within 30 days of receiving the report, the Muskoka Compliance Audit Committee must consider the report.

As soon as possible after April 30, 2019, the Clerk will be required to provide a report and make it available on the Town’s website, setting out all candidates in an election and indicating whether each candidate complied with financial reporting requirements.

Compliance Audit Committee

The Muskoka Compliance Audit Committee (MCAC) receives and makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of campaign finances for Council candidates and registered third party advertisers in a municipal election or by-election. Any compliance audit requests against a school board trustee candidate must be submitted to the appropriate school board. The Committee performs functions relating to the compliance audit application process as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.These functions include:

  • considering whether an application for a compliance audit filed by an elector should be granted or rejected

  • appointing an auditor, if the application is granted

  • receiving and considering the auditor’s report and deciding whether legal proceedings should be commence

The Committee is also responsible for considering reports from the Clerk identifying contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits and deciding whether legal proceedings should be commenced.

Committee Membership & Terms of Reference

The Muskoka Compliance Audit Committee is comprised of three (3) voting members of the public, with the provision for two (2) additional alternate members, all of who are qualified individuals as follows:

  • Joan A. Pajunen
  • Bob Panizza
  • Beverley Webb
  • Rosemary King (Alternate Member)
  • Linda Thompson (Alternate Member)


Filed Appeals

Any appeals received will be noted in this section.


Contact Us

Kayla Thibeault
Director of Legislative Services / Clerk

Town of Gravenhurst 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst ON Canada P1P1Z3

T: 705-687-3412 ext.237