Ontario Votes 2022: Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
There are 7 candidates in this race
In one of the more lopsided races of 2018, incumbent John Yakabuski took home nearly 70 per cent of votes cast in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.
The NDP candidate came in a distant second with just under 17 per cent.
Green Party candidate Anna Dolan is returning after getting just under three per cent of total votes.
There are seven candidates in this race.
Anna Dolan, Green Party
The Green Party candidate studied architecture at Carleton University.
Now retired, she has volunteered with an organization that helps new immigrants find work in their fields.
Oliver Jacob, Liberal
The Liberal candidate is one of the youngest people to serve as councillor for the Township of McNab/Braeside.
He also volunteers with a number of organizations, including Arnprior Regional Health and the Renfrew and Area Community Safety and Wellbeing Planning Table.
Kade MacWilliams, Ontario Party
The Ontario Party candidate is a university student studying biomedical and electrical engineering at Carleton.
He has been a member of the Pembroke Legion Community Band and Scouts Canada.
Thomas O'Connor, New Blue
The New Blue candidate was a paramedic for 13 years, and volunteered with the local fire department.
He was raised in Renfrew county and has a wife and three kids.
Murray Reid, Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions Party
Kurt Stoll, NDP
The NDP candidate has about 20 years experience working in mining, agriculture and nuclear projects in various parts of Canada.
He moved to Ontario in his 20s from Saskatchewan to study in Thunder Bay and then Hamilton.
John Yakabuski, PC
The PC candidate was first elected as an MPP in 2003 and a win would give him his sixth term in office.
He was a real estate sales representative and owner-operator of Yakabuski's Home Hardware in Barry's Bay.