Regional Chair Karen Redman re-elected, familiar names to sit on new council
Regional Chair Karen Redman has been re-elected in Monday's municipal election, taking about 73 per cent of the votes.
Two people had challenged Redman for the regional chair position: Brendon John Da Costa won 21 per cent of the vote, followed by Narine Dat Sookram with six per cent.
In Cambridge, the two regional council winners are:
- Former Cambridge mayor Doug Craig.
- Cambridge Coun. Pam Wolf.
In Kitchener, the four regional council winners were:
- Colleen James.
- Incumbent Michael Harris.
- Kari Williams.
- Robert Deutschmann.
In Waterloo, the two regional council members elected are:
- Incumbent Jim Erb.
- Chantal Huinink.
In social media posts, the elected candidates thanked the community for their support.
"I will stay abreast of issues facing our region in the years to come. I look forward to representing you," Huinink said.
Outgoing regional Coun. Tom Galloway tweeted a photo with Huinink:
So happy for <a href="https://twitter.com/ChantalHuinink?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ChantalHuinink</a> Does she look happy? <a href="https://t.co/vIO5jX0Y10">pic.twitter.com/vIO5jX0Y10</a>—@tomjgalloway14
James said she was "humbled" by the support.
"I'm ready to start building a Region that works for you," she said.