Ward 5 to have councillor competition

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

WEST CARLETON – The 2018 Municipal Election nomination period has ended and there will be a race in Ward 5.

Three candidates are vying for the council position and five candidates are vying for the public school board trustee position. Long-time Zone 1 Catholic school board trustee John Curry was acclaimed.

All three Ward 5 candidates have already been profiled by West Carleton Online.

First time candidate Judi Varga-Toth was profiled on June 26. The Deep Roots Food Hub co-founder was the first to file on June 6.

Incumbent, Coun. Eli El-Chantiry filed his papers July 3. The former Lighthouse Restaurant owner has represented Ward 5 on council since 2003.

Third-time candidate James Parsons filed on July 16 and is a Vydon Acres resident.

Zone 1 candidates vying for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee position include incumbent Lynn Scott, Gurpit Kindra, Jon Flemming, Ken Lumsden and Brandon Rabideau. West Carleton Online will endeavor to give all trustee candidates coverage over the coming weeks. For contact information on all  council and trustee candidates, click here.


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