Meed Ward announces she will run for Mayor in October.

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

April 11th, 2018



Finally – she has announced that she is in the race for the office of Mayor.

Ward 2 Councillor Marianne Meed Ward announced at 10 am this morning that she will be running for the office of Mayor.

Often, whenever ward 1 Councillor Marianne Meed Ward appears at events with the Mayor she sounds more "mayoral" than the man who wears the chain of office.

It’s now official Marianne Meed Ward wants to wear the Chain of Office and will run for Mayor in October.

She is the third candidate to declare. Current Mayor Rick Goldring has announced as has former MP Mike Wallace.

More when we have Meed Ward’s statement.

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16 comments to Meed Ward announces she will run for Mayor in October.

  • Kay

    Right on Ian!

  • Ian

    After so many years of arrogance and non-representation at City Hall I can now see a way out of this Dark Hole to a future where transparency and electoral representation will rule the day and where there will be OPEN and HONEST discussions rather than the ‘lip service’ that exists today.

    Marianne Meed Ward has a long history of fighting for the rights and concerns of ALL the citizens of Burlington and as Mayor she will be in a position to ensure that Council is more focused and held to a higher level of accountability

    Join the MOVEMENT!

  • gordon

    Kerri: The reality here regards the issue of misrepresentation rather than misinformation as you suggest. Hard to walk this one back for the thousands of voters impacted here as well as those across the city who were stunned to see this unfold.

  • Fran - Tyandaga-Ward1

    Congratulations Marianne! Well Done!

  • gordon

    We will let the Pearson and Bateman communities weigh in on this!

    • Kerri

      gordon: There is no reason what so ever for the Pearson and Bateman communities to hold the decision made by the Director or Education and upheld by the board of trustees against Marianne. The final outcome of those difficult decisions was not her doing. If the folks in those communities choose to believe the slander and misinformation that is thrown about by the representatives of those school communities, well that is very unfortunate. Instead of slander and name calling on social media, perhaps people who have sincere questions reach out to Marianne for a discussion in a respectful manner.

  • bonnie

    Bob, I am a resident of ward 5 and Marianne has already been in touch about canvassing in this ward. Do you really believe that MMW saved Central H.S. and if so, you have not met the strong parents of the Save Central Campaign. I have had the pleasure of sitting on a committee with MMW and believe me, she will fight for all the residents of our city.

  • Bob

    The good people of Burlington deserve a mayor who will represent all of the city not just the downtown interest. I don’t think you’ll find her canvassing the neighborhoods around Pearson and Batemen after that shameful display to save the decrepit building on Baldwin. I would also urge all Burlington residents particularly the lifelong Burlington residents to visit the downtown to see for yourself the councillors riding and ask yourself if this is the Burlington you want

    • Phillip

      Marianne is not to blame for the disaster that the downtown is becoming; she has fought to protect the historic character of the downtown while encouraging development that is consistent with maintaining that development. She has consistently been voted down by 5 other councillors (while the mayor also voted against some of these developments, my gut tells me he did so after carefully looking around and making sure the development was going to be approved by those 5 councillors).

    • Sharon

      Robertt Bateman High School families don’t just live in Ward 5. We are everywhere!! Including Ward 2. I am sure she will find doors closing in her face or not opening at all. Bateman has not forgotten what MMW and Leah Rehnolds did on June 7, 2017.

  • Judy

    I’m very happy to hear that Marianne is running; however, I have only one regret about her decision. If the worst happens and she doesn’t get elected as Mayor, then we’ve lost her from Council and Ward 2.

  • PamC

    I do hope that not all the proposed development will be stopped.

  • Phillip

    Great news!!! I believe Marianne will provide the courageous, principled leadership that TRULY engages all constituencies in this City.

  • Frank Smith

    We now have a more engaged candidate for mayor.

  • Helene Skinner

    Thank God!!!!