Incumbents Scott Duvall, Tom Jackson and Terry Whitehead easily keep their Mountain council seats

News Oct 27, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Mark Newman

News Staff

Less than a half hour after the polls closed Tom Jackson, Scott Duvall and Terry Whitehead were celebrating re-election in Mountain wards 6, 7 and 8.

“I still love helping people,” said Jackson who was re-elected for the eighth time in Ward 6 with nearly 81 percent of the vote. “I believe the sincerity of that love, to be a visible, accessible, available politician is what the electorate of Ward 6 still want in this day and age.”

The veteran councillor who was first elected in 1988 garnered 7,886 votes while challengers Dan Rodrigues picked up 1,125 votes and Brad Olynchuk got 745 votes.

On the central Mountain Duvall was sent back to city council as representative for Ward 8 for a third time with 9,956 votes compared to 1,562 votes for Keith Beck and 1,065 votes for Greg Burghall, a 79 percent margin of victory.

“I think what I’ve been doing for the last four years has really helped me out,” Duval said. “Answering the phones, being there, meeting the people and giving (the public) at least the answers and trying to understand what they’re trying to resolve.”

West Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead won re-election with nearly 77 percent of the vote.

Whitehead picked up 9,364 votes while challenger Joshua Peter Czerniga got 2,870 votes.

“It’s a reaffirmation of what I’ve been doing,” said Whitehead, who noted he’s held over 100 public meetings in every neighbourhood of the ward over the past four years. “There’s not a corner of this ward where people don’t have access to me and I think the numbers are reflecting that.”

All three councillors said infrastructure, fixing the city’s roads and sewers, will dominate the city’s agenda over the next four years.

Incumbents Scott Duvall, Tom Jackson and Terry Whitehead easily keep their Mountain council seats

News Oct 27, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Mark Newman

News Staff

Less than a half hour after the polls closed Tom Jackson, Scott Duvall and Terry Whitehead were celebrating re-election in Mountain wards 6, 7 and 8.

“I still love helping people,” said Jackson who was re-elected for the eighth time in Ward 6 with nearly 81 percent of the vote. “I believe the sincerity of that love, to be a visible, accessible, available politician is what the electorate of Ward 6 still want in this day and age.”

The veteran councillor who was first elected in 1988 garnered 7,886 votes while challengers Dan Rodrigues picked up 1,125 votes and Brad Olynchuk got 745 votes.

On the central Mountain Duvall was sent back to city council as representative for Ward 8 for a third time with 9,956 votes compared to 1,562 votes for Keith Beck and 1,065 votes for Greg Burghall, a 79 percent margin of victory.

“I think what I’ve been doing for the last four years has really helped me out,” Duval said. “Answering the phones, being there, meeting the people and giving (the public) at least the answers and trying to understand what they’re trying to resolve.”

West Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead won re-election with nearly 77 percent of the vote.

Whitehead picked up 9,364 votes while challenger Joshua Peter Czerniga got 2,870 votes.

“It’s a reaffirmation of what I’ve been doing,” said Whitehead, who noted he’s held over 100 public meetings in every neighbourhood of the ward over the past four years. “There’s not a corner of this ward where people don’t have access to me and I think the numbers are reflecting that.”

All three councillors said infrastructure, fixing the city’s roads and sewers, will dominate the city’s agenda over the next four years.

Incumbents Scott Duvall, Tom Jackson and Terry Whitehead easily keep their Mountain council seats

News Oct 27, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Mark Newman

News Staff

Less than a half hour after the polls closed Tom Jackson, Scott Duvall and Terry Whitehead were celebrating re-election in Mountain wards 6, 7 and 8.

“I still love helping people,” said Jackson who was re-elected for the eighth time in Ward 6 with nearly 81 percent of the vote. “I believe the sincerity of that love, to be a visible, accessible, available politician is what the electorate of Ward 6 still want in this day and age.”

The veteran councillor who was first elected in 1988 garnered 7,886 votes while challengers Dan Rodrigues picked up 1,125 votes and Brad Olynchuk got 745 votes.

On the central Mountain Duvall was sent back to city council as representative for Ward 8 for a third time with 9,956 votes compared to 1,562 votes for Keith Beck and 1,065 votes for Greg Burghall, a 79 percent margin of victory.

“I think what I’ve been doing for the last four years has really helped me out,” Duval said. “Answering the phones, being there, meeting the people and giving (the public) at least the answers and trying to understand what they’re trying to resolve.”

West Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead won re-election with nearly 77 percent of the vote.

Whitehead picked up 9,364 votes while challenger Joshua Peter Czerniga got 2,870 votes.

“It’s a reaffirmation of what I’ve been doing,” said Whitehead, who noted he’s held over 100 public meetings in every neighbourhood of the ward over the past four years. “There’s not a corner of this ward where people don’t have access to me and I think the numbers are reflecting that.”

All three councillors said infrastructure, fixing the city’s roads and sewers, will dominate the city’s agenda over the next four years.