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Local students 'elect' Gordon as Midland mayor

Student Vote also favoured Penetanguishene mayor-elect Douglas Rawson
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Local students had their say in Monday’s election in Innisfil through the Student Vote program.

The CIVIX Student Vote program saw 127,000 elementary and secondary school students cast ballots for who they wanted to see on municipal councils and school boards.

In Midland, students participated at Georgian Bay District Secondary School, Sacred Heart Catholic School and St. Theresa’s Catholic High School.

The students’ vote reflected the will of the electorate in the mayor’s race, as Bill Gordon received 14 votes, while Jonathan Main had eight, followed by Stewart Strathearn with seven and Ute Schmid-Jones with six.

In the deputy mayor’s race, 19 students voted for Cody Oschefski and 16 supported Jack Contin.

Students voted for the following councillors: Roberta Bald, Jim Downer, Bob Jeffery, Catherine MacDonald and Carole McGinn.

In Penetanguishene, students overwhelmingly supported Douglas Rawson for mayor, with 50 votes. Jill St. Amant received 18.

They chose Brian Cummings for deputy mayor, with 52 votes, followed by Dan LaRose, with 15.

Students voted for the following councillors: James Dalzell, Doug Leroux, Debbie Levy, Mike MacRae and Bill Waters.

Complete Student Vote results can be found here.