Women candidates have stepped up to challenge incumbents in Essex, Windsor West, and Windsor Tecumseh ridings in southwestern Ontario.

Here's how the race is shaping up:

Windsor Tecumseh riding:

  • Joe Comartin (NDP)
  • Denise Ghanam (Cons.)
  • Irek Kusmierczyk (Lib.)
  • Kyle Prestanski (Green)

Windsor West riding:

  • Melanie Deveau (Lib.)
  • Alishia Fox (Green)
  • Lisa Lumley (Cons.)
  • Brian Masse (NDP)

Essex riding:

  • Cora Carriveau (Green)
  • Taras Natyshak (NDP)
  • Nelson Santos (Lib.)
  • Jeff Watson (Cons.)

Chatham Kent Essex is not running any female candidates so far. Candidate nominations close on April 11.