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Lots of new faces on UGDSB

UGDSB will be seeing lots of new faces this election after only four incumbents were voted in
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Upper Grand District School Board.

The Upper Grand District School Board will be seeing a lot of new faces, as only four incumbents were voted in. 

In Wards 1 and 5, long-time incumbent Martha MacNeil will be keeping her seat, alongside Luke Weiler. 

In Wards 2, 3 and 4, Laurie Whyte and Ralf Mesenbrink were elected. 

Ward 6 and Puslinch voted Katherine Hauser in with an overwhelming 64.58 per cent of votes. 

The Centre Wellington seat was acclaimed by new trustee Marina Hanenberg; Orangeville was acclaimed by Kenn Manzerolle. 

In Wellington North and Mapleton, incumbent Robin S. Ross will be staying on for second term, with 135 more votes than Natalie Breau. 

Lynn Clack was a favourite in Guelph/Eramosa with 1,364 votes, but incumbent Jen Edwards managed to get more in Erin and East Garafraxa, keeping her seat with an additional 646 votes. Edwards replaced Kathryn Cooper in 2018 with an acclaimed seat. 

Incumbent Lynn Topping will be keeping her seat in Amaranth, Grand Valley, Mulmur, Mono, Melancthon, Shelburne as well, with 389 more votes than Raymond Seto. 

2022 UGDSB trustee results: 

City of Guelph (Wards 1 and 5): 

  • Martha MacNeil (incumbent): 3854 votes
  • Luke Weiler: 2559 votes
  • Paul Nichols: 1715 votes
  • Mark Paralovos: 1023
  • Victor Ehikwe: 912

City of Guelph (Wards 2, 3 and 4):

  • Laurie Whyte: 6207 votes
  • Ralf Mesenbrink: 3328 votes
  • Kyle Reaburn: 3110 votes
  • James Gollinger: 2216 votes
  • Charles Albert: 1731 votes
  • Jamal Nasir: 1286 votes

City of Guelph (Ward 6) and Puslinch:

  • Katherine Hauser: 2159 votes
  • Lily Klammer-Tsuji: 707
  • Cliff Pereira: 301
  • Allen Remley: 176

Centre Wellington:

  • Marina Hanenberg (acclaimed)

Town of Erin, East Garafraxa and Township of Guelph/Eramosa:

  • Jen Edwards: 2,823
  • Lynn Clack: 2,177 

Wellington North, Minto, and Mapleton:

  • Robin S. Ross: 1,424 votes
  • Natalie Breau: 1,289 votes
  • Daniel Greer: 1,185 votes
  • Daniel Kelly: 1,031 votes


  • Kenn Manzerolle (acclaimed)

Amaranth, Grand Valley, Mulmur, Mono, Melancthon and Shelburne

  • Lynn Topping: 1,069 votes
  • Raymond Seto: 680 votes


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