On October 27, 2014 Ontario voters will vote municipally for their mayors, councillors, school board trustees and more. Be sure to vote for labour-friendly representatives who will stand up for good jobs and public services in your community.
Ask your candidates
- How will you support workers rights?
- How will you protect good jobs in our community?
- What are your views on contracting out services? Do you favour privatization?
Support OPSEU members who are running for public office
The following OPSEU members are running in the October municipal elections. Please consider giving them your support:
OPSEU Region 1
Virginia Ridley, OPSEU Local 116, is running for City Councillor in London Ontario, Ward 10 http://www.virginiaridley.com/
Sandy White, OPSEU Local 116, is reoffering for London City Council
Dave Frayne, OPSEU Local 165, is running for Deputy Mayor in South Huron
Rick Taggart, OPSEU Local 154 retiree, is running for English Public School Board Trustee in Leamington
Abdullahi Cisman, OPSEU Local 154, is running for Public School Board Trustee in Windsor
Ron Koenderink, OPSEU Local 119, is running for Waterloo Regional Council
OPSEU Region 2
Dennis Blake, OPSEU Local 220, is running for a fifth term as Catholic School Board Trustee for Norfolk with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic School Board
Dave Wrobel, OPSEU Local 240, is running for Mayor of Brantford
Julian J. Ramdyal, OPSEU Local 228, is running for Councillor in Ajax, Ward 1
OPSEU Region 3
Marion Burton, OPSEU Local 345, is running for reelection as Ward Councillor in Otonabee-South Monaghan, Peterborough County
Ron LePage, OPSEU Local 329, is running for Councillor in the Town of Penetanguishene, Ward 1
Michael Beattie, OPSEU Local 332, is running for Councillor in New Tecumseth
OPSEU Region 4
Rhonda Ferguson, OPSEU Local 494, is running for City Councillor in the Township of Athens near Brockville
Mike Letwin, OPSEU Local 455, is running for City Councillor in Belleville
Catherine Houard, OPSEU Local 496, is running as a Councillor in the Town of Deseronto
OPSEU Region 5
Rick Weaver, OPSEU Local 585, is running for City Councillor in Brantford, Ward 1
Ken Burns, OPSEU Local 546, is running for Councillor, in the County of Brant, Ward 1
OPSEU Region 6
Richard Larcher, OPSEU Local 629 retiree, is running for Councillor in Greater Sudbury, Ward 5
Rita Hamilton, OPSEU Local 662, is running for Councillor in Bonfield
Rick Hamilton, OPSEU Local 604, is running for reelection as Mayor of the City of Elliot Lake http://www.elliotlake.com/votehamilton/About.htm
Colleen Goupil, OPSEU Local 633, is running for Trustee with the Near North District School Board
Terry Sheehan, OPSEU Local 601, is running for re-election as Councillor in Sault Ste. Marie, Ward 3
Frank Fata, OPSEU Retiree, is running for re-election as Councillor in Sault Ste. Marie, Ward 5
Patricia Hewitt, OPSEU Local 674, is running for Councillor in the City of Temiskaming Shores
Jody Wildman, OPSEU Local 605, is running for Mayor on St. Joseph Township
René Lapierre, OPSEU Locl 673, is running for Councillor in Sudbury, Ward 6
Frank Turco, OPSEU Local 613, is running for Councillor in Laird Township
Jeff Huska, OPSEU Local 659, is running for Mayor of Greater Sudbury
Chris Gillis, OPSEU Local 679, is running for Councillor in Espanola
OPSEU Region 7
Richard Dunbabin, OPSEU Local 703, is running for Councillor in the Township of Pickle Lake
The following OPSEU staff are also running for municipal election:
Roger Haley, OPSEU staff, will serve his 3rd term as Mayor of the Township of Front of Yonge by acclamation
Richard Bradley, OPSEU staff, is running for Councillor in Minden Hills, Ward 3
Do you know of any other OPSEU members or staff running for public office in the Ontario October 27 municipal elections? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have them added to this list.
Consult with your local labour council
Labour Councils provide a list of recommended candidates. Consult your local labour council for more information.
The full list of links to Ontario labour councils can be found at http://www.canadianlabour.ca/home/links
On October 27, vote for your labour-friendly candidates.
The OPSEU CPAC Committee: