Candidate Information

The deadline to file as a candidate in the City of Cambridge Municipal and School Board Election was Friday August 19, 2022 at 2 p.m. It is the City Clerk’s responsibility to certify all nominations by Monday August 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Certified candidates are those candidates that have met the requirements under the Municipal Elections Act by providing the necessary documentation including qualifying address and identification as well as providing any necessary endorsements and declarations required under the MEA.

View the list of certified candidates for the 2022 election.

 Key Dates for Candidates

DateMilestone
May 2, 2022 Nomination period begins
August 19, 2022

Nomination Day – last day to submit or withdraw a nomination

before 2:00 p.m.

August 22, 2022 Nominations certified by 4:00 p.m.
September 24, 2022 First possible date to hold an advance vote
October 24, 2022 Voting Day
March 31, 2023 Deadline for candidates to file financial statements

Find Candidates 

Check who is running for office in the municipal election below. Find candidates' websites and contact information (as candidates establish their campaign websites and once they share them with the City, they will be added here). 

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.  

 City of Cambridge Candidates 
 
Mayor
NameContactFiling Date
Kathryn McGarry

https://www.votemcgarry.ca/

info@VoteMcGarry.ca

May 2, 2022
Jan Liggett  

jan4mayor2022@gmail.com

https://janliggett.com/

1-877-856-7371

May 3, 2022
Randy Carter   June 9, 2022
Cody Botelho   August 18, 2022

 

Ward 1 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Michelle Goodridge (Rejected)

 

June 20, 2022
Paul Brown paulbrownforward1@gmail.com July 22, 2022
Erick Takor

voteericktakor@gmail.com

www.ericktakor.ca

416-898-5171

July 29, 2022
Donna Reid www.donnaforcambridge.ca August 4, 2022
Helen Shwery

helenshwery_cambridgeward1@yahoo.com

https://helenshwery.com/

226-505-7802 

August 18, 2022

 

Ward 2 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Mike Devine

devine.mk@gmail.com

519-212-1780

June 29, 2022
Piyush Nanda

pnanda.ca

pnanda@pnanda.ca

August 15, 2022
Matt Rogers

matt@mrogers.ca

mrogers.ca  

August 19, 2022

Ward 3 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Nate Whalen  www.natewhalen.ca June 30, 2022
Corey Kimpson

hello@coreykimpson.ca

www.coreykimpson.ca

519-223-3751 

July 14, 2022
Michele Braniff 

braniffmichele@gmail.com

bit.ly/MicheleBraniffWard3 

August 11, 2022
Tracy Hipel

 

hipel4ward3@gmail.com

https://www.hipel4ward3.ca/ 

 

 August 12, 2022
Belinda Karahalios

hello@votebelinda.ca

www.votebelinda.ca

August 17, 2022

Ward 4 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Ross Earnshaw

ross@rossearnshaw.ca

www.rossearnshaw.ca

May 9, 2022
Barbara Harrington

www.barbaraharrington.ca

June 3, 2022
Clifford Vanclief

www.cliffordforcambridge.ca

cliffordvanclief@gmail.com

519-740-7710

July 14, 2022
Usman Lalva

www.vote4usman.ca

Vote4usman@gmail.com

519-498-0511 

August 5, 2022

Ward 5 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Sheri Roberts

sheri@sroberts.ca

www.sroberts.ca

519-240-6053

May 9, 2022
Pam Wolf - WITHDRAWN   May 26, 2022
Mark D. Fisher

http://www.markdfisher.ca/

mark@markdfisher.ca

647-299-0947

June 8, 2022
Naeem Awan

naeemawan@nawan.ca

www.vote4naeem.ca

August 11, 2022
Amanda Maxwell

voteforamandamaxwell@gmail.com

amandamaxwell.com 

August 16, 2022
Jim Karahalios  

hello@votejimk.ca

www.votejimk.ca

August 19, 2022

Ward 6 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Kris Langford

www.wardsixkris.com

info@wardsixkris.com

wardsixkris@gmail.com

May 20, 2022
Bill Conway

www.conway4ward6.ca

June 6, 2022
Shannon Adshade www.shannonadshade.com June 21, 2022
Adam Cooper

www.adamcooper.ca

info@adamcooper.ca

June 30, 2022
Eian Campbell campbelleiandouglas@gmail.com  August 17, 2022

Ward 7 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Scott Hamilton

www.scotthamiltoncambridge.ca 

scott@scotthamiltoncambridge.ca
May 10, 2022
Chris Sim

chris.sim.ward7@gmail.com

August 15, 2022
Manuel da Silva www.ManueldaSilva.ca  August 18, 2022

Ward 8 Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Nicholas Ermeta   July 7, 2022
Jack Perkes www.jackperkes.ca August 18, 2022
Vandan Patel

www.vandanpatel.ca

info@vandanpatel.ca

519 352 4100

August 19, 2022
David Hood   August 19, 2022
Region of Waterloo Candidates (certified by the Region of Waterloo)  
 
Regional Chair
NameContactFiling Date
Narine Dat Sookram

www.narinedatsookram.com

electnarinesookram@gmail.com

519-579-4680

May 2, 2022
Karen Redman

 

redman4region@gmail.com

519-577-8248 

 

 May 16, 2022
Brendon John Da Costa

dacostaforkw@gmail.com

www.dacostaforKW.com 

August 17, 2022

 

Regional Councillor
NameContactFiling Date
Prakash Venkataraman

www.voteprakash.ca

info@voteprakash.ca

1-800-311-5611

May 6, 2022
Crystal Whetham

 

crystalwhetham85@gmail.com

226-755-1616 

 

 June 1, 2022
Doug Craig

douggcraig@icloud.com

519-841-1904 

June 30, 2022
Bobbi Stewart

 

Bobbi4Regional.com 

Bobbi.stewart@sympatico.ca 

519-716-3238

 

 July 18, 2022
Pam Wolf

pam_wolf@rogers.com

519-622-8154  

July 25, 2022
Tyler Calver

 

calver4cambridge.ca

calver4cambridge@gmail.com

519-242-7521

August 15, 2022
School Board Candidates  
 
Trustee, Waterloo Catholic District School Board
NameContactFiling Date
Marisa Phillips marisaptrustee@gmail.com  July 18, 2022
Jesse Keels jkeels04@gmail.com July 29, 2022
Michael John Rattee

ratteemike@gmail.com

226-339-4340 

August 11, 2022
Winston Darryl Francis

wdarryl_2000@yahoo.com

August 19, 2022
David Guerin www.davidguerin.com August 19, 2022
Robert Sikora

sikora.bob@gmail.com

www.sikora4trustee.com

August 19, 2022
Trustee, Waterloo Region District School Board
NameContactFiling Date
Cindy Watson watsoncindy@hotmail.com   June 23, 2022 
Jayne Herring www.jayneherring.ca July 25, 2022
Carla Johnson  www.carlajohnson.ca August 2, 2022 
Luxon Burgess

lux4cambridge@gmail.com

vote4lux.weebly.com

 August 11, 2022
Bill Cody

https://www.billcody.ca/

billcodycambridge@gmail.com

August 17, 2022
Mandi Bond

electmandibond@gmail.com

August 17, 2022
Linda Brooks

linda.brooks221@gmail.com

https://www.linda4trustee.ca/

August 18, 2022
Courtney Waterfall

 

courtneywaterfall@hotmail.com

519-841-2574

 

 August 19, 2022

 

Conseiller/Conseillère, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde pour représenter la Région de Waterloo et les Comtés de Wellington, Middlesex, Perth et Huron
NameContactFiling Date
Joseph Vandermeer joseph.j.vandermeer@gmail.com  August 12, 2022 
David O'Hara 

davidjrohara@gmail.com

519-222-4161

August 19, 2022
Conseiller/Conseillère, Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir pour représenter la Région de Waterloo et les Comtés de Brant, Haldimand et Norfolk
NameContactFiling Date
Éric Sanderson eric_sanderson2022@outlook.com  July 25, 2022
Dorothee Petit-Pas

petitpas.dorothee@yahoo.ca 

519-865-1354

 August 8, 2022
Gilles Roy  gilles_j_roy@hotmail.com  August 12, 2022
Withdrawn Nominations  
 
NameWithdrawn PositionWithdrawn Date
Pam Wolf Ward 5 Councillor  July 25, 2022

Candidate Campaign Finances

The City Clerk’s Office requires payment for certain election-related purposes, including but not limited to:

  • filing a nomination to become a candidate or changing office
  • paying surplus funds to the clerk at the time of financial filing
  • purchasing other goods and services (for example paper copies of maps)
 Acceptable Methods of Payment
The following payment methods will be accepted:
  • cash
  • credit card (VISA, MasterCard and American Express)
  • debit card
  • certified cheque
  • money order
  • bank draft
Please note: Certified cheques, money orders and bank drafts must be payable to: The City of Cambridge
 Campaign Finances
  • The two offices (campaigns) are separate and contributions and expenses cannot be transferred from one to the other.
  • If you plan to incur expenses or accept contributions, you must open a separate bank account for each campaign.
  • A contributor’s total contribution cannot exceed $1,200 for both campaigns for councilor or school board trustee candidates.
 Financial Statement
You will be required to file a financial statement for each campaign.
  • The withdrawn campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the day the withdrawal is filed.
  • The current campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the end of the campaign period.

Qualifications for Mayor and Council

To run for Mayor or City Councillor, on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • a resident of the City of Cambridge, or
  • an owner or tenant of land in the City of Cambridge, or the spouse of the owner or tenant
  • not legally prohibited from voting
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

 The City Clerk certifies every candidate is eligible to submit their nomination for the Municipal and School Board Election.

 Who cannot be a Mayor or Council Candidate
The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of council, or from holding office as a member of council:
  • a judge of any court
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit in the last municipal election or by-election

City of Cambridge Employees

  • Employees of the City of Cambridge who wish to run for Mayor or Councilor must take an unpaid leave of absence before filing a nomination paper.
  • The employee must provide a copy of the documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.

To run for any of the four school boards on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • a resident in the area of jurisdiction* of the board
  • not legally prohibited from voting
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

Who cannot be a school board trustee candidate

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trustee, or from holding office on any school board:

  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit in the last municipal election or by-election

School Board Employees

  • Employees of any school board (including supply teachers) are disqualified from being elected as school board trustee or from holding office on any school board, except during a leave of absence.
  • The employee must be on a leave of absence before filing their nomination paper.
  • They must provide the Clerk with documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.

Types of school boards

Candidate Guides

For each municipal general election, the Province of Ontario releases a guide with information on the nomination as a candidate or registering as a Third-Party Advertiser. It includes – campaign rules, financial filing requirements, and more.

Below are links to the guides for the 2022 municipal and school board elections. The information also applies to any by-elections that may be held during the 2022 - 2026 council and school board term.

Key Info for Candidates

For information on election signs, please see the Election sign by-law

Ward boundaries

The City of Cambridge is divided into 8 Wards. If you are not sure of your Ward, check the City’s ward map

Methods for Campaigning

The methods you use to campaign are at your discretion.  A recent survey by the City found that voters preferred hearing about candidates and their platforms through website write-ups / bios followed by all candidates’ meetings and newspaper profiles.  Among survey respondents, door-to-door campaigning was noted as the least preferred way of hearing about candidates. See Report 

Campaign spending limits

Candidates are not allowed to spend money to campaign or ask for or accept contributions before filing nomination forms. Campaign spending limits will be available in 2022.

Campaign signs

There are rules governing the use and placement of campaign signs. Updates will be available in 2022.

Who is Running

Visit our Elections page to see who is running. As nominations are received, this page will be updated.

Candidate Resources

Forms and Guides

Maps

Information Sessions 

Ontario Municipal Services Office (MSO) election campaign finance sessions (this webpage will be updated as we confirm dates) Interested in the 2018 MSO Finance Refresher Presentation?  

Waterloo Municipal Campaign School - Learn How to Run Sessions

Association of Municipalities Ontario

Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Ontario Municipal Elections COVID-19 Liability Protection

Lead Where You Live: A guide on running for municipal council Online training sessions offered by AMO

Ask a Question

Registered Candidates in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections are required to use the below Ask a Question form should they have inquiries related to City operations.

Candidates are asked not to email staff directly other than the City Clerk or by using election@cambridge.ca to inquire about City Business when they are registered as a candidate.

By submitting your questions through the below form, your question will be answered by the appropriate staff and shared on this page to provide the same information to ALL registered candidates. If a question is not able to be answered you will be contacted directly. Candidates that submit questions will not be identified when the answer is posted to this page.

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