Huron-Kinloss Election 2022 Candidates Info

Huron-Kinloss Vote 2022

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election. 

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If you are not on the Voters’ List, or if your information is incorrect you may apply to have your name added or your information corrected.

This may be done until the close of voting on voting day in a regular election or by-election. You may have your name added to the Voters’ List at the voting place.

Mayoral Candidates

Don Murray - Mayor Candidate

Photograph of Don Murray looking out a window at BBCA Meet & Greet

I was born and raised in Huron Kinloss and I currently live at 619 Statters Lake Ave. My wife Barb and I own and operate a livestock farm as well as a small livestock trucking business. We have 4 grown children and 4 beautiful grandchildren, whom which we are very proud of.

I am running for mayor because I feel I now have the experience needed to lead this municipality. I was elected to council in 2006 and in 2018 elected to Deputy Mayor. During my years on council, I have strived to be a strong, reliable, accountable but reasonable voice at the council table. I don’t take being on a municipal council lightly, and I hope to continue to be your voice at Huron Kinloss.

Roxy Bergman - Mayor Candidate

I decided after many years to run for mayor as suggested by my late father.
My family has been apart of the community since 1977.
I would like to see the two communities cottagers and the farmers, come together as a whole.
To me it seems for many years there has been some animosity between the the two.
I would also appreciate if we could do this by helping each other out with the increase of crime in both areas. Possibly starting watch groups.
It would be nice to see more adorable housing and local jobs, for the youth in the community as a whole.
I have worked a variety of jobs in the area since  returning home a little over a decade ago, Pine River Cheese, Mary’s restaurant, The Ark organic garden and McDonalds.
I have done some volunteering with the Lucknow Agriculture Society and the Lucknow District and Horticulture Society. I did unfortunately have to leave both of these do to family needs.

Angela Thompkins - Mayor Candidate

I first came to Huron-Kinloss in 1964 when my parents purchased a property from Dan Kennedy in what is now the Kennedy subdivision, South of Kincardine. Over the years, I would spend as much time at our property on Waterloo Street as I could. My husband, and I were able to make it our permanent home in 2014. A decision we have never regretted. Since then, I’ve had much more time and access to learn all that Huron-Kinloss has to offer.

Over those 58 years I have appreciated what it means to be part of this community whether as a seasonal or full-time resident. My husband and I spend much of our time giving back to the community through our various volunteer roles including the Food Bank, Low Income Housing, Lions Club, PRIDE and Kincardine Triathlon. We golf, curl and are members of the Kincardine Community Singers. All these activities have given us an opportunity to meet and get to know the many wonderful people in the area.

Deputy Mayoral Candidates

Perry Elliott - Deputy Mayor Candidate

Photograph of Perry Elliott attending the BBCA Meet & Greet

My name is Perry Elliott, a farmer and crane owner/operator.  I have lived in Huron-Kinloss Township all my life.  My wife Donna and I have 5 children and 13 grandchildren, (#14 will be here in the new year). I feel that we, the people of this municipality, need a change in council and the representatives of the township.  I will be more than willing to listen to your concerns and needs, and bring them before council to be addressed!  Everyone needs a voice!

James Hanna - Deputy Mayor Candidate

Photograph of Jim Hanna attending BBCA Meet & Greet

I am 65 years old and have lived in this community most of my life. I live at 1572 Bruce Road 1, just south of Highway 9. I am married to Brenda, and have one daughter. I grew up on our family farm on Statter's Lake Road, in the former Kinloss township. I went to school at Western University, became a Professional Engineer, and have practiced for over 40 years in the steel production and the energy sectors. I have served as Councillor on Huron-Kinloss Council since its inception in 1999.

Councillor Candidates

Scott Gibson - Councillor Candidate

Photograph of Scott Gibson smiling at the camera.

I live Just south of Ripley on a small piece of land and work at Bruce Power as a Contract Supervisor. I’m 52 years old and have my wife Kim and 4 kids. I belong to provincial and federal political parties, OFA and the OFAH also a member of Lucknow Legion Branch 309.

My family and I plan to call Huron-Kinloss Home for the rest of our lives and believe I have the right fortitude and ability to stand up for what is right and to be fiscally responsible. I am seeking the privilege of public office to be a fresh voice to elevate the community. Our legacy will become a regional model for a vibrant, equitable Township. I can be a strong ambassador, a champion, a connector, an advocate and I will serve with municipal superiority!

Alan Church - Councillor Candidate

Photograph of Alan Church attending the BBCA Meet & Greet

My decision to run for council is based on a desire to play a larger part in the community. I am recently retired and have more time to focus on local issues and believe my experiences in industry as a tradesman would be of assistance in a councillor role.

My biggest concerns which require immediate attention are health care, our food supply and housing for the young adults and elderly as well.

Carl Sloetjes - Councillor Candidate

Photograph of Carl Sloetjes smiling

I have been a Municipal councillor for 19 years. During this time I have served on the following boards: medical centre, fire, and recreation .

I am 56 years old and have lived in Lucknow and surrounding area for over 45 years. My wife Belinda of 37 years and I have  raised our 4 children in our community.

We have run a successful construction company for over 30 years and continue to do so with my son Daniel.

Lillian Abbott - Councillor Candidate

Photograph of Lillian Abbott attending the BBCA Meet & Greet

I came to Lucknow from Manitoba in the 1973, married and raised my girls. Katrina lives in the Hamilton area and is a Nurse Practitioner, Margo lives in Guelph works as an Educational Assistant and Community Living care giver. I have a step son, Mark and Debbie live near Guelph. Total of 3 grandkids I love dearly.

I retired from the Royal Bank in 2000, and keep busy working part time at Bruce County Library, Kincardine, the work is fun and the patrons and staff are marvelous.

Shari Flett - Councillor Candidate

Photograph of Shari Flett smiling.

I grew up in London, Ont and graduated from Centralia College of Agricultural Technology as an Animal Health Technician in 1988. My first job was at the Port Elgin Veterinary clinic, which introduced me to the agriculture and small town life style of Bruce County. My husband is from Teeswater, where we were first married and started our family in 1990. We have two grown children with their own small families, fortunately in the area, allowing us to spend lots of time together.

Ed McGugan - Councillor Candidate

Photograph of Ed McGugan looking the camera.

Representation. Leadership is good. It is required. But representation is more important. The ratepayers, the taxpayers and residents of this township actually own the “Corporation of the Township of Huron-Kinloss”.

It is critical that we listen to the “owners”. We must hear, go and see, and understand what the issues are. It is not good enough to just look at a map or a report. Those are important and very valuable. But they are not enough.

Larry Allison - Councillor Candidate

Photograph of Larry Allison smiling

My wife and I have had the privilege of maintaining a full-time residence in Blairs Grove for the past 16 years, although I have been here seasonally in Emmerton Beach my whole life. Our family of four grown children and grandchild have benefitted from the many attributes this beautiful area has to offer. I have served our community for a number of years on the South Bruce Grey Health Centre Board of Directors and on the Township’s former Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee. Currently I am a member of the Township’s Property Standards Committee and also participate on two advisory committees with the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario.

Huron-Kinloss Election 2022 News

Election candidates made official in Huron-Kinloss

The official list of municipal election candidates for Huron-Kinloss has been released with three mayoral hopefuls announced. Roxy Bergman, current Deputy Mayor Don Murray and Angela Thompkins are vying for the mayor’s seat. Current Mayor Mitch Twolan is not seeking re-election. The nomination period ran from May 1 until Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. In […]