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Toronto Star notes Ward 12 is Council Race to watch

"The mayoral election is not the only important race in town. Under Toronto’s system of government, each of the 44 city councillors has the same one vote the mayor does."

"Council incumbents win re-election the vast majority of the time, and some of the 2014 races are boring. Many are not. Here is a non-exhaustive list of 15 races worth paying attention to — seven rematches, seven open seats, and a challenge in Davenport.

Most of these races involve more candidates than we had room to note here. The full list can be found online at app.toronto.ca/vote/.

Ward 12, York South-Weston: Veteran conservative Frank Di Giorgio (Open Frank Di Giorgio’s policard), Ford’s budget chief, was the weakest victorious incumbent in 2010: he prevailed with 27 per cent of the vote because his three leading opponents split 60 per cent among them. Nick Dominelli, who came second with 24 per cent, is back. He is joined by Lekan Olawoye, who has taken a leave from his job as executive director of the non-profit For Youth Initiative."

 

Full article available here: http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/toronto2014election/2014/09/09/toronto_election_15_council_races_to_watch.html