It’s a night of change in the Ottawa Valley as many municipalities vote for new mayors and councillors.
Incumbent city councilor Lisa McGee has been selected as Arnprior’s next mayor. McGee won 52.4 percent of the vote. Outgoing Mayor Walter Stack received 33.4 percent of the total of 3,571 ballots.
Two new councilors will also sit at the table in Arnprior’s town hall. Chris Cooper and Billy Deno will be elected officials for the first time. Tom Burnett, Lynn Grinstead and Chris Toner were re-elected to the council.
Tom Sidney has been elected as Renfrew’s new mayor after outgoing mayor Don Eady did not seek re-election. Sidney, a current city councilman, won the mayoral race by 12 votes over fellow incumbent Sandy Hines.
The ballots are 873 votes for Sidney, 861 votes for Hines and 691 votes for third-place finisher Michael Kulas.
Renfrew will also see an entirely new slate of aldermen at city hall. Five picks went to Kyle Sibulski, Andrew Dick, Jason Legris, John MacDonald and Clint McWhirter.
Ron Gervais has been named Pembroke’s new mayor after outgoing mayor Mike LeMay decided not to seek re-election.
Brian Abdallah was elected deputy mayor. He will be joined as part of the Pembroke City Council by Ian Kuehl, Patricia Lafreniere, Ed Jacino, Andrew Plummer and Troy Purcell.
Results from Petawawa were still being counted at 11.30pm on Monday due to technical difficulties with online ballots.
Mark McKenzie has been elected as the new mayor of McNab/Braeside. Outgoing Mayor Tom Peckett finished third in the mayoral vote.
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James Brose was re-elected mayor over challenger Deborah Farr. Brose received 1,220 votes to Farr’s 292.
Mark Wilmer has been elected as the new mayor of the Madawaska Valley. Outgoing Mayor Kim Love did not seek re-election.