We're pleased to report back to you with the results of Monday’s municipal elections in Muskoka. After the tumultuous 2010 elections that brought so much new blood into local politics with new Mayors for both Muskoka Lakes and Gravenhurst, this was a year of relative stability.
Probably the biggest “story” of the election was Donald Furniss’s election as Mayor of the Township of Muskoka Lakes over incumbent Alice Murphy. Township residents, however, opted for limited overall change, with seven council members (including all three District councillors) returning for the next four years.
In Bracebridge and Gravenhurst, Mayors Graydon Smith and Paisley Donaldson held their seats. Bracebridge, however, will see four new representatives on its ten member council, while Gravenhurst will welcome three new councillors out of nine.
In Seguin Township, three incumbents and three new councillors will serve with newly elected Mayor Bruce Gibbon, a former cottager who has been a permanent resident on Otter Lake since 2003.
The MLA congratulates all the candidates who stepped forward to help shape Muskoka’s future. We look forward to working with all of our elected representatives towards our shared mission of preserving and protecting Muskoka’s unique environment and heritage.
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Chair, Political & Land Use Committee