The City of Cambridge held its most recent election on October 22, 2018.  There were 50 polls in the City's 8 wards, along with 8 advance, 1 travelling and 1 online poll for eligible voters to cast their ballots. Voter turnout slightly increased with 28,292 of voters casting their vote resulting in a 32.24% voter turn out.

2018-2022 elected officials include:

Kathryn McGarry, Mayor
Donna Reid, Ward 1 Councillor
Mike Devine, Ward 2 Councillor
Mike Mann, Ward 3 Councillor
Jan Liggett, Ward 4 Councillor
Pam Wolf, Ward 5 Councillor
Shannon Adshade, Ward 6 Councillor
Frank Monteiro, Ward 7 Councillor
Nicholas Ermeta, Ward 8 Councillor

Karen Redman, Region Chair

Karl Kiefer, Regional Councillor
Helen Jowett, Regional Councillor

View the 2018 election results for the following positions below or view the official count document

View the Region of Waterloo's 2018 Election Results

View the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) 2018 Municipal Election Results website for voting results from across Ontario. 

Learn more about our Mayor and Council.

As per Section 88.23(4) of the Municipal Elections Act, the clerk shall make available a report setting out whether candidates complied with the filing requirements (Section 88.25). This report can be found here.

Election Results 

2018 Election Results
 Mayor
Election results for Mayor
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Randy Carter 836 March 25, 2019
Doug Craig 7,394 March 20, 2019
Kathryn McGarry 13,404 September 13, 2019 (MEA 88.30(2))
Ben Tucci 4,902 March 26, 2019
Colin Tucker 1,553 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))

 

 Ward 1
Election results for Ward 1
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Stewart Allan 224 March 19, 2019
Peter Crystal 178 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))
Cliff Eggleton 555 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))
Kevin Hiebert 341 March 11, 2019
Ryan O’Hagan 196 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))
Donna Reid 1,040 March 18, 2019
Clifford Vanclief 580 March 1, 2019

 

 Ward 2
Election results for Ward 2
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Jay Brown 468 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))
Mike Devine 2,404 March 26, 2019
Jaanus Kimsto 209 March 29, 2019
Janice Lajeunesse 555 March 25, 2019
Jeff Richardson 518 March 28, 2019

 

 Ward 3
Election results for Ward 3
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Patricia Bercowski 268 February 5, 2019
Tracy Hipel 1,198 February 22, 2019
Mike Mann 1,639 January 18, 2019

 

 Ward 4
Election results for Ward 4
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Edwin Friest 147 January 7, 2019
Jan Liggett 1,685 March 26, 2019
Gary Price 990 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))

 

 Ward 5
Election results for Ward 5
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Bill Kirby 1,129 April 29, 2019 (MEA 88.23(9))
Brett Wagner 579 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))
Pam Wolf 2,285 December 10, 2018

 

 Ward 6
Election results for Ward 6
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Shannon Adshade 1,516 January 31, 2019
Stephen Davis 343 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))
Kurt Ditner 569 November 21, 2018
Sandy Falkiner 826 February 15, 2019
Peter Renco 578 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))

 

 Ward 7
Election results for Ward 7
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Cody Botelho 218 March 20, 2019
Connie Cody 685 November 6, 2018
Ryan Coles 237 March 5, 2019
Frank Monteiro 1,016 January 14, 2019

 

 Ward 8
Election results for Ward 8
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Kenneth Bartlett 208 March 21, 2019
Nicholas Ermeta 2,413 March 29, 2019
Carla Johnson 1,102 November 19, 2018

 

 Regional Councillors
Election results for Cambridge representative on Regional Council
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Rob Brunette 2,890  
John Florence 7,726  
Helen G. Jowett 12,801  
Karl Kiefer 13,209  
Jeffrey Shaver 4,019  

 

 Regional Chair
Election results for Regional Chair
MunicipalityJay AissaJan d'AillyRobert DeutschmannKaren Redman
Cambridge 2,679 3,040 6,074 13,806
Kitchener 3,296 3,088 6,735 27,296
Waterloo 2,333 2,728 3,622 15,276
North Dumfries 191 203 933 1,461
Wellesley 247 267 637 1,313
Wilmot 417 510 1,055 3,718
Woolwich 512 517 910 3,500
Total 9,675 10,353 19,966 66,370

 

 Waterloo Region District School Board Trustees
Election results for the Waterloo Region District School Board Trustees
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Kemesha Alli 2,864 March 28, 2019
Eian Campbell 3,107 January 3, 2019
John Dideczek 1,592 March 21, 2019
Cassandra Eagles 3,475 March 26, 2019
Jayne Herring 5,184 February 22, 2019
William Schneider 2,724 November 8, 2018
Cam Stewart 3,702 Did not file (MEA 88.25(1))
Courtney Waterfall 4,084 November 22, 2018
Cindy Watson 9,598 January 14, 2019
Crystal Whetham 4,631 February 20, 2019

 

 Waterloo Region Catholic District School Board Trustees
Election results for the Waterloo Region Catholic District School Board Trustees
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Bill Conway 2,265 January 4, 2019
Manuel Da Silva 3,087 April 1, 2019 (MEA 88.23(9))
Wendy Price 3,835 November 1, 2018
Brian Quigley 1,739 March 7, 2019

 

 Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
Election results for the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde Board Trustees
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Pascale Thibodeau 38 March 22, 2019
Denis Trudel 21 March 14, 2019

 

 Conseil Scolaire Catholique
Election results for the Conseil Scolaire Catholique Board Trustees
CandidateNumber of votesFinancial statement
Dorothee Petit-Pas Acclaimed March 11, 2019

 

Third Party Advertisers
Election third party advertisers
Third Party AdvertiserFinancial Statement
Campaign Life Coalition March 22, 2019
Concierge Marketing Inc. Did not file (MEA 88.29(1))
Uncover Community Development Ltd. Did not file (MEA 88.29(1))
Yes Cambridge Did not file (MEA 88.29(1))

 

 Ranked Ballot
Election results on ranked ballot question
AnswerNumber of votes
Yes 13,488
No 10,449

What do the results of the 2018 ranked ballot question mean?

In response to the referendum question on the 2018 ballot, 13,488 people voted in favour of implementing a ranked ballot system for the 2022 Municipal Election; while 10,449 voted no. Total voter turnout for the 2018 election was 32.24 per cent and 27.27 per cent of all eligible voters voted on the ranked ballot question.  

Under the Ontario Municipal Act, referendum results are binding on the municipality when at least 50 per cent of all eligible electors vote on the question.

If this question had received a binding "yes" result, the new Cambridge City Council would have worked to implement the ranked ballot system for the 2022 Municipal Election. 

If this question had received a binding "no" result, Council would not consider or proceed with any change in the voting system to a ranked ballot system during the 2018-2022 term of office.

With voter turnout at less than 50 per cent of eligible voters, the results of the referendum are not binding on the municipality and Council may take the results under advisement and proceed on the matter as it chooses.

For more information about ranked ballot visit www.cambridge.ca/rankedballot

 Withdrawn Candidates
Withdrawn candidates
CandidateOfficeWithdrawl DateFinancial Statement
William G. Schneider Waterloo Region District School Board Sept. 17, 2018