Municipal Election Financial Statements 

Under section 88(9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, all candidates and registered third party advertisers for the 2023 Ward 1 By-Election must file a campaign financial statement.

Filing Deadline

All candidates and registered third party advertisers must file their Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Candidate - Form 4 on or before January 2, 2024 by 2:00 p.m. (extended due to City Hall holiday closure). 

If a candidate has a deficit in their campaign and wishes to extend their campaign period, the candidate must file and submit a Notice of Extension of Campaign Period - Form 6 with the City Clerk on or before January 2, 2024 by 2:00 p.m.

Grace Period for Filing 

If a candidate does not file their campaign financial statement by the deadline, they may file within 30 days after the deadline if they pay the municipality a $500 late filing fee.

This grace period ends at 2:00 p.m. on February 1, 2024. No nomination fees will be refunded to candidates who file during the 30 day grace period.

About These Documents 

The filed campaign financial statements on this webpage were prepared manually by candidates. Municipal staff have not verified or amended the information contained in the statements. 

Making campaign financial statements available on our website allows members of the public to view scanned copies of filed statements in PDF format. Because campaign financial statements are prepared in hard copy by candidates and third party advertisers and cannot be modified by staff, the scanned documents attached below may not be fully accessible for use with assistive technology. 

If you are looking for the documents in another format, please email 

Ward 1 Candidates Filed Campaign Financial Statements 

Filed Campaign Financial Statements
CandidateSubmitted Form 4Date Filed
Michelle Goodridge Form 4 Friday, December 22, 2023
Richard Kaufman Form 4 Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Karl Kiefer Form 4 Friday, December 22, 2023
Helen Shwery Form 4  Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Ward 1, City of Cambridge By-Election: List of Candidates & Third Party Advertisers

The following list contains website links provided by candidates and third party advertisers to the City Clerk. The City Clerk provides these links to the public strictly as a convenience to promote citizen involvement in the municipal election. The Clerk does not operate or control any aspect of these sites. By providing a link to a candidate or third advertiser’s site, the Clerk is not endorsing them. The Clerk does not review, endorse or approve the sites and is not responsible for them in any way. You agree that neither the City of Cambridge nor the Clerk is liable for any damages resulting from your linking to a candidate or third party advertiser’s site.

View the list of certified candidates for the 2023 Ward 1 By-Election.

Candidates for Councillor Ward 1

Name (Last Name, First Name)Nomination DateEmail / Phone / Connect
Shwery, Helen September 8, 2023 Email:
Phone Number: 226-552-8884

Kiefer, Karl September 11, 2023  Email:
Phone Number: 519-240-9048
Goodridge, Michelle September 25, 2023  Email:
Phone Number: 519-240-0182 
Kaufman, Richard September 29, 2023 Email:
Phone Number: 519-716-5248

Third Party Advertisers

There are currently no third party advertisers.

Candidate Resources 

For each municipal election, the Province of Ontario releases a guide with information on the nomination as a candidate or registering as a Third Party Advertiser. These guides include campaign rules, financial filing requirements, and more. 

Below are links to the guides for the 2023 Ward 1 By-Election. This information also applies to any by-elections that may be held during the 2022-2026 Term of Council. 

Note: The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing guides were prepared for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election, for accurate dates pertaining to the 2023 Ward 1 By-Election, reference the City of Cambridge's 2023 Ward 1 By-Election guides. 

          2022 MAH Candidates' Guide
          2022 MAH Third Party Advertisers Guide
          2022 MAH Voters' Guide
2023 City of Cambridge Accessibility Plan 
          2023 City of Cambridge Candidates' Guide
          2023 City of Cambridge Policies and Procedures 
          2023 City of Cambridge Sign Information for Candidates and Third Party Advertisers 
          2023 City of Cambridge Voters' Guide
          2023 Guide and Information for Third Party Advertisers
          City of Cambridge Use of Corporate Resource Policy 
          Equitable and Inclusive Campaigning - A Guide for Candidates
          Frequently Asked Questions for Candidates and Third Party Advertisers
          2023 City of Cambridge Scrutineer's Guide

Election Contact Information 

Clerk's Office
2nd Floor, 50 Dickson Street
PO Box 669
Cambridge, ON N1R 5W8

Telephone: (519) 623-1340, ext. 4561