Mayoral candidates

Harold Atkinson

Darrin Canniff

Randy Hope

Robert Salvatore Powers

Alysson Storey

Alysson Storey has almost twenty years’ experience working in government, including close to a decade at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Alysson knows how to advocate successfully for important issues through her work lobbying for a concrete median barrier on Highway 401. She has an extensive network of business and government leaders across the country. She is a hardworking community advocate as Past President of the Rotary Club of Chatham. Alysson is a communications specialist and passionate about promoting the amazing assets we have in Chatham-Kent. She’s also a fiddler, flautist and vocalist in the Celtic band the Chatham-Kent Mountaineers and married to Dan Davidson from Tilbury East Township. Alysson is concerned about the major population and job loss our community is experiencing. She wants to use her expertise and experience to work with her fellow citizens to make Chatham-Kent’s future brighter than our past. Your vote for Alysson Storey is a vote for transformational change. It’s our time Chatham-Kent. For more information go to, Twitter or Facebook.

Allan Robert Traylor

Ward 5 – Wallaceburg Candidates (Number to be elected – 2)

Nicolas Cadotte

Born and raised in Wallaceburg, Nick Cadotte spent the early part of his career self-employed with 2 business in his mid-twenties he attending school and working in the Woodstock area before returning home to Wallaceburg in 2012. Upon his return, Nick was the General Manager of the Wallaceburg and Corunna Little Caesars. With a strong desire to create an inclusive workforce, Nick developed a new company culture that promoted the inclusion of people with a disability in the workforce, cementing a relationship with Community Living Wallaceburg’s.

Nick’s passion for sales and working with the community lead him to a career as a Financial Advisor with the Co-Operators. And most recently, the Sales Manager at 99.1 CKXS Radio in Wallaceburg where Nick continues to work for Wallaceburg, raising funds for Canada day, Foodbanks, Wallaceburg & District Counsel for the Arts, United Way, Ronald McDonald house, on board for Wallaceburg BIA just to name a few.

“Wallaceburg needs a strong voice that knows the issues of our community before they bubble to the surface,” says Nick Cadotte. “. We have a beautiful town that deserves a voice that is going to speak for the entire community – not just one population.”

Aaron Hall

Aaron Hall, a Ward 5 – Wallaceburg candidate for the 2018 Municipal Election in Chatham-Kent, has launched a new initiative called ‘Project 627’.

The goal of the project is to generate data about what people love about the community of Wallaceburg and what issues the community of Wallaceburg want addressed.

“I believe putting together a campaign platform requires direct input from the community,” Hall said. “This is why I launched Project 627… to maximize this engagement and create some tangible data to bring forward to Chatham-Kent Council.”

“The hope with Project 627 is to provide a snapshot of what Wallaceburg’s community needs are,” Hall added.

“After working as a journalist in Wallaceburg for over 10 years, I feel I have a good grasp about what people are concerned about, what the issues are and what people love about the community. However, I want to hear directly from the community with Project 627 to reinforce some of these thoughts or open my eyes to other issues important to the community.”

Any questions or comments can be sent by email to or by calling/texting Hall directly at 519-365-1079.

Carmen McGregor

Carmen McGregor is an incumbent candidate seeking re-election to Ward 5 Wallaceburg.

Raised in Wallaceburg Carmen has been actively involved within her community for many years.

Her career path, political experience and community involvement has given her a diverse understanding of the needs within Wallaceburg and the communities of Chatham-Kent.

She is married to Tom, they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Carmen’s priorities for the next term of Council are to work with the St. Clair Conservation Authority to change the water level criteria to activate the floodway operation. Work to better to educate our youth to the great jobs that exist locally so that they want to reside close to home after they have completed their education.

Currently chairing the Infrastructure and Innovation committee she wants to continue her work to improve the infrastructure locally. As a Board of Health member, she wants to improve opportunities for the infrastructure needed to provide opportunities for citizens to achieve healthier lifestyles. For more information go to or find her on Facebook @ Re-Elect Carmen McGregor, Ward 5, Wallaceburg.

Randy McNeil

Randy McNeil is a candidate for council in Ward 5 Wallaceburg. Randy is a lifelong resident of Wallaceburg. A professional accountant with over 40 years experience working in the finance field working for several local companies in management positions.

While working in industry Randy was also the co – owner of two local small and understands what the need of small business are.

Randy is proud that he spent 9 years on the council in the former municipality of Wallaceburg during the amalgamation years. I believe that my voting record would show one of fiscal responsibility over those nine years.

He has been involved in many organizations over the past 40 years and does so because as he says he “Believes in Community”.

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Ward 4 – North Kent Candidates (Number to be elected – 2)

Jessica Brooks

Joey Cyples

Joe Faas

Jamie McGrail

Dylan Robert McLay

Steven Scott

Patricia Sylvain

Mary Anne Udvari

Ward 1 – West Kent Candidates (Number to be elected – 2)

Mark Authier

Jordan Dell

Bryon Fluker

Melissa Harrigan

Mark Pastorius

Ward 2 – South Kent Candidates (Number to be elected – 3)

Tanya Bondy

Anthony Ceccacci

Mary Clare Latimer

Amy Ramsden Dalton

Art Stirling

Henry Svec

Trevor Thompson

Frank Vercouteren

Ward 3 – East Kent Candidates (Number to be elected – 2)

MaryAnn Hawthorne

Steve Pinsonneault

Ward 6 – Chatham Candidates (Number to be elected – 6)

Les Banks

Michael Bondy

Marjorie Crew

Penelope Duchesne

Amy Finn

Don Fuoco

Kirk Hooker

Ryan Jackson

Chris June

Karen Kirkwood-Whyte

Don “Sparky” Leonard

Brock McGregor

Drew Simpson

Doug Sulman

Gordon Thomas

James Thompson

Larry Vellinga

* All candidates who have filed their papers for the 2018 Chatham-Kent Election are listed in this space. Candidates that have additional information listed with their name have purchased an Election Advertising Package with the Sydenham Current. For more information contact Dana Haggith at or 519-784-4610.