Incumbent Mario Zanth has been elected as mayor of Clarence-Rockland, beating out challenger Don Bouchard in the race for the city’s top seat.
Zanth, who was appointed mayor on September 8, 2021, following the death of former Mayor Guy Desjardins, received 4,874 votes to Bouchard’s 3,951, in unofficial tallies from the City of Clarence-Rockland on Monday evening (October 24).
Eight wards with one councillor each are represented on Clarence-Rockland Council.
In Ward 1, incumbent Ward 2 Councillor Kyle Cyr was the victor in a close race over candidate Gabriel Ngameni. Unofficial tallies on Monday evening had Cyr with 727 votes and Ngameni 663.
Ward 2 incumbent Stéphane Fournier, with 852 votes, defeated challenger Jay Woodruff, who had 214 votes in the unofficial results.
In Ward 3, incumbent Carl Grimard was acclaimed.
In Ward 4, incumbent Ward 1 Councillor Samuel Cardarelli was the unofficial winner with a total of 780 votes. Jacques Diottes had 401 votes while Gerry Bertrand received 221 votes.
Incumbent André J. Lalonde was the winner in Ward 5 over challengers Sarma Merdian and Marc Roy.
In Ward 6, Simon-Olivier Péladeau-Houle defeated Sylvie Riopel.
In Ward 7, Trevor Stewart upset incumbent Michel Levert.
In Ward 8, incumbent Diane Choinière scored a narrow win over challenger Melissa Gaudreau.