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WATCH: Women challenge incumbents in Windsor-Essex

Women candidates have stepped up to challenge incumbents in Essex, Windsor West, and Windsor Tecumseh ridings in southwestern Ontario.
Are women stepping up to run in the 2011 federal election? Charlsie Agro reports. 2:35

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.