HALDIMAND COUNTY CANDIDATES CHALLENGE FOR COUNCIL SEATS
Incumbent Mayor Ken Hewitt is facing two challengers for his seat on council. In alphabetical order, they are David McClung and Lisa Taylor. Both are profiled below.
Two candidates are running against incumbent Leroy Bartlett in Ward 1. In alphabetical order, they are Andrew Bergsma and Stewart Patterson. Look for their profiles below
Highlighting the many issues in Cayuga and South Cayuga over the past four years, incumbent Fred Morison is facing three opponents vying for his Ward 2 seat on Haldimand council. Listed in alphabetical order they are: Ray Hunsinger, John Metcalfe and Donna Pitcher
There are two candidates in Ward 3, challenging incumbent Craig Grice for a seat on Haldimand council. Listed in alphabetical order, the following stories outline a little about candidates Cheryl Beemer and Dan Lawrence, why they are running, and what their goals are if elected.
Patrick Cook is challenging longstanding Hagersville incumbent Tony Dalimonte for the Haldimand Ward 4 seat on council.
Marianne Kidd and Joey Tingle are contesting the Ward 5 seat held by incumbent Rob Shirton. Look on this page for their profiles.
Ward 6 incumbent Bernie Corbett is being challenged for his seat by Julie Marchese. She is profiled below
By Chris Pickup The left side of Haldimand’s council table has changed with the election of three new councillors. Wards one, two and three went for new blood last night. The overall turnout county-wide was low at 35.57%. However one observer noted long line-ups in...read more
It’s easy to see it is election time in Haldimand County. In a newspaper ad, Councillor Shirton promised an “indoor pool for Dunnville”. At the Caledonia debate, Councillor Grice twice mentioned a pool for Caledonia was feasible. In an ad in the Haldimand Press...read more
By Chris Pickup We’ve heard a great deal of boasting over the last couple of years about the excellent state of the county’s finances, and that they’re in the best shape they have ever been. This is likely true, but it’s also true that they ought to be because the...read more
by Sig Rose, Dunnville What Chris Pickup wrote (Haldimand County’s Shell Game) is the truth! I don’t understand why so many people have a hard time digesting it. Unfortunately there seem to be a great many people who follow the underhanded, backroom, deceitful...read more
By Chris Pickup Here we are, days away from the election and the county is still playing games with the Haldimand County museum. Councillor Fred Morison is still trying to convince everyone “many untrue and negative statements have been/ are being made about the new...read more
By Chris Pickup It was no surprise Wednesday’s all candidates night in Caledonia was packed to the rafters. Caledonia residents are facing massive problems connected with the ongoing development of housing subdivisions and the traffic problems they are exacerbating,...read more
By Chris Pickup Wednesday night’s all candidates meeting in Cayuga was sedate, thoughtful, and ….. well, boring. It’s good to be respectful, and the four candidates were, but it would have been nice to see a little bit of edge or oomph in what they were saying....read more
At last night's all candidates meeting in Hagersville, Lisa Taylor opened by clamouring long and loud that she is a team player, although she offered no evidence to back up her claim, nor was I aware that any existed. Ken Hewitt made the same claim, but in his case...read more
By Chris Pickup Another packed hall greeted Haldimand mayoral candidates as Haldimand Federation of Agriculture (HFA) hosted a debate among incumbent mayor Ken Hewitt and his two challengers, David McClung and Lisa Taylor, Tuesday night. Ken Hewitt was first up to the...read more
By Chris Pickup Charges of lack of respect, condescension, and the need for more communication and consultation with residents were levelled against the present council by candidates vying for a seat on...read more
By Chris Pickup Haldimand county residents are likely find themselves going to the municipal polls twice this fall. One of the three certified candidates vying for the two Haldimand English Language Public School Board seats had attempted to withdraw his nomination,...read more
By Chris Pickup This present council has been infuriating, demeaning, dismissive and at times downright rude to its constituents, but on occasion also the source of much unintended hilarity. And then there are the “noddy”s (with apologies to English children’s author...read more
Just after he retired looking to lead a quiet life with his wife, Vicky, Cayuga resident David McClung found himself flung headlong into local politics. In June of 2017 one of Haldimand's very involved citizens asked him for help in opposing the current County...read more
A lifetime resident of Dunnville, Lisa Taylor feels she is at the stage in her life where she can give back to the County that gave her the opportunities to grow and raise her two daughters. And she feels the county is falling short on the senior support front. “When...read more
Andrew Bergsma is running for office because he believes he can well serve Ward 1 and Haldimand County as a whole. “I know not everyone is happy with the current council and I am presenting myself as a capable and responsible leadership alternative,” he says. “I...read more