Kitchener-Waterloo

Cam Guthrie wins Guelph mayoral race

Incumbent Cam Guthrie has been reelected after leading challenger Aggie Mlynarz by an almost 2-to-1 margin in the Guelph mayoral race.
Cam Guthrie is expected to win a second term as Guelph's mayor with 44 of 56 tabulators reporting, Guthrie had 15,103 votes so far. (City of Guelph)

Cam Guthrie has won a second term as Guelph's mayor.

With all 56 tabulators reporting, Guthrie had 22,203 votes. He was challenged by Agnieszka Mlynarz, who ended up with 11,149 votes.

Guthrie was first elected mayor in Guelph in 2014. Prior to that, he was elected as a councillor in 2010. 

Mlynarz ran in the provincial election for the NDP.

Guelph opted to go back to paper ballots and tabulators after allowing online voting in 2014.

The unofficial results on Monday night showed Guelph had a 37.16 per cent voter turnout, down from 44 per cent in 2014.

Ward councillors

All but two councillors sought re-election. Karl Wettsein of Ward 6 and Andy Van Hellemond of Ward two did not run again.

Each ward has two councillors. 

Ward results

Ward 1: Incumbents Dan Gibson with 3,033 votes and Bob Bell with 2,361 votes won their seats.

Ward 2: Incumbent James Gordon won his seat with 3,009 votes while newcomer Rodrigo Goller won the second seat with 2,728.

Ward 3: Incumbents Phil Allt, with 3,187 votes, and June Hofland with 2,764 votes, won their seats.

Ward 4: Incumbents Christine Billings, with 2,330 votes, and Mike Salisbury, with 1,702 votes, won their seats. 

Ward 5: Incumbents Leanne Piper, with 3,719 votes, and Cathy Downer with 3,525 votes, won their seats.

Ward 6: Newcomer Dominique O'Rourke had 4,133 votes and incumbent Mark MacKinnon had3,137 votes to win their seats.