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Guelph election 2014

Tribune

Linda Busuttil, who lives on Sharon Place in the west end, was first elected to the Upper Grand District School Board in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010.

Public school trustee takes a run at Ward 4

A public school board trustee plans to go after a city council seat in Ward 4, where Coun. Cam Guthrie’s run for mayor has opened up a place on council.
Linda Busuttil, who lives on Sharon Place in the west end, was first elected to the Upper Grand District School Board in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010.
“I decided to run for council because I’m truly a community person,” Busuttil, who filed her nomination papers Friday, said in a news release. “The success of students in schools is determined in large part by the economic, social and health issues that families are struggling with today,” she said.
“I hope that as a City of Guelph councillor, I can make a difference in lives of city residents,” Busuttil said, describing herself as a “fiscally prudent candidate.”
She’s the first candidate to enter the Ward 4 race.
WARD 5
Also on Friday, Coun. Leanne Piper and Robert Routledge joined the Ward 5 race.
Their entry brings to four the number of candidates already contesting Ward 5, which had only three candidates in the 2010 civic election. The other two candidates so far are Coun. Lise Burcher and Cathy Downer, a former Ward 5 councillor who didn’t run in 2006 or 2010.
WARD 3
Also on Friday, Phil Allt, who represented the NDP in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections, filed to run for a Ward 3 council seat. He joins Craig Chamberlain and Bob Moore in contesting this ward so far.
In a news release, Allt said he’s retiring in June after a 30-year career as a schoolteacher.
“I believe that to sustain this city’s positive and bright future will require leadership, collaboration, engagement and dedication,” he said in the release.
The theme of his campaign is “Moving Forward for Guelph,” and so his campaign will be titled “Phil Allt – forWard 3,” he said.
WARD 2
Another new entrant to the council race is Sian Matwey, the first candidate to enter the race in Ward 2. He filed his nomination papers on Jan. 8.

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