2018 Municipal Debate

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On Wednesday, October 3rd The Belleville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Municipal Candidates Debate. Join us and listen as your local Candidates debate issues related to business and our community prior to the 2018 Municipal Election.  

When: Wednesday, October 3rd 
Time: Doors Open at 6:00pm ~ Debate: 7:00pm 
Location: The Empire Theatre - 321 Front St. 
Admission: Free admission with No Reserved Seating


Important Election Dates

October 9 - 19 - Internet voting, October 13 - Advanced Voting Day, October 22 - Election Day

*Information has been requested from each candidate and will be added as it is received.

Mayor Candidates

Egerton Boyce

613-403-6993 (C)



Taso Christopher


Jodie Jenkins

613-813-4653 (C)



Jodie was elected to Belleville City Council in 2010 and served for four years as Councillor, earning the reputation of a natural leader who stood up for low taxes and an open and accessible council. He believes in a common sense and measured approach to policy decisions affecting the city and has a strong ability to work collaboratively with all levels of government.  While serving on Belleville City Council, Jodie was an active member on a variety of boards of service.  In 2015, Jodie became part of a passionate group determined to open Belleville’s first emergency homeless shelter. This 21-bed shelter, The Grace Inn, is set to open later this year. Jodie is currently the chair of the board.Jodie is a long-standing radio broadcaster in Eastern Ontario and was an on-air personality with Quinte Broadcasting early on in his career. He is the General Manager of Oldies 100.9 FM, part of the MBC media network with 21 stations across Ontario that have been recognized for 5 years as One of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies by Profit 500.  Jodie and his wife Shauna live in the heart of Belleville with their two children, Jacobie and Jubal, and are passionate about serving their community and seeing our municipality prosper.

Mitch Panciuk




Councillor Mitch Panciuk has a long history of community service in Belleville since opening Boston Pizza in 2001 and 1stbeing elected to City Council in 2014.    He is a former President of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Quinte Economic Development Commission, Vice-President of the Belleville Agricultural Society and President of the Bay of Quinte Basketball Officials’ Association.   Since 2014 Councillor Panciuk has served as Chair of the Grant Committee, Chair of the Community Arts & Culture Fund, Chair of the Traffic Committee, has been a Board Member of Quinte Conservation and the Belleville Downtown Improvement Association and also a member of the City’s Audit Committee, Active Transportation Committee, and Cultural Exchange Committee.   Mitch and his wife Lisa have three daughters and have lived in Belleville since 2001.   Panciuk’s campaign is about Building our Future Together with Safe, Responsible Growth and can be found on the website.


Councillor Candidates - WARD 1 (Belleville)

Tyler Allsopp

613-970-4824 (C) 613-966-9161 (W)



Paul Bell

613-661-9755 (H)


Richard Black

613-849-8796 (C)



Pat Culhane

613-968-4846 (H) 613-243-6846 (C)



Jeremy T. Davis




Carol Feeney

613-885-8314 (C)




Curtis Hayes

613-438-1335 (C)



Stanley Jones

613-849-5931 (C)



Sean Kelly

613-243-6490 (H)



Chris Malette

613-243-7466 (C)



Paul S. Martin

613-966-0492 (H) 613-403-7816 (C)



Kelly McCaw

613-969-4514 (C) 613-962-1313 (W)



Danny Morrison

613-438-8481 (C)



Brigette Frances Muir

905-449-4732 (C)



Garnet Thompson

613-962-4442 (H) 343-261-9535 (C)



Ryan Williams

613-827-7926 (C)



Ryan Williams wants to Innovate Belleville.

Ryan is running to Innovate Belleville, to bring jobs that bring and keep youth to the region, to create a new vision and 12-year plan for the City of Belleville, and to create an opportunity of abundance for all citizens of the City.

Ryan is Vice-President of Williams Hotels has been the GM of Best Western Belleville for the past 14 years.

Ryan has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph. Ryan was the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council President for 9 years, was a Belleville Chamber Director for 6 years, is the Founder and current Chair of QuinteVation, which looks to make the Bay of Quinte Region the top Rural Innovative Region in Canada by 2023 and is a recipient of the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award and the VIQ Businessperson Volunteer of the Year.



Councillor Candidates - WARD 2 (Thurlow)

Kathryn Ann Brown

613-922-5350 (C)


Experience You Know:

35 years experience with a major financial institution including leadership of several North American technology & process implementations 35 years as a volunteer in local, regional, provincial and national roles in the Non-Profit / Charitable sector. Recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal which was awarded for outstanding and exemplary contributions to communities or to Canada as a whole.

Downtown business owner - Kate’s Kitchen - Since 2015 Thurlow resident since 2009 Parent & Student Advocate during the 2017 HPEDSB Accommodation Review Process, addressing our concerns relating to Secondary School closures. Past chair of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Aboriginal Literacy Program. Current member of the Hospice Quinte Build Committee, participating in the building of a new complex for hospice care in Quinte Region

Paul Carr

613-885-9167 (C)




Nicholas Mulhall

613-848-7856 (C)



Barry Robinson

613-827-1297 (C)



Bill Sandison

613-779-6336 (H)



Bill and Christine came to Belleville in 1982, along with their young family, and have resided here for almost 25 years.
During Bill's 36 year career at Nortel, he held a number of senior positions across supply chain management, strategic management, marketing operations and manufacturing operations.
Bill holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University, a Certified Purchasing Professional designation from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and a Certified Production Inventory Management designation from the Association of Operations Management.
Following the sale of Nortel Belleville manufacturing in 2000, Christine and Bill spent seven years in Calgary and St. Thomas before returning home to Belleville.
During the past four years, Bill has advocated for residents on a number of issues; the proposed development at Maitland and Farnham, long term care funding, the proposed changes to fire and police services and equal funding of playground equipment in Settler’s Ridge park.

Lisa Warriner

613-970-2776 (C)




School Board Trustees - Public

Lisa Anne Chatten

613-661-3768 (C)



Krista Duvall - McConnell 

613-403-5160 (C)


Michael Rush

613-242-0299 (C)



Margaret Schuler

613-661-9755 (H)




School Board Trustees - Separate

Tom Dall

613-243-6489 (H)



John Duggan

613-438-3747 (C) 705-924-8081 (W)




School Board Trustees - French Public

Rachel LaForest




School Board Trustees - French Separate

Diane Burns

613-478-2744   613-885-5473



Michel Charron