It’s Official: Smear Campaigns Do Not Work In Whitchurch-Stouffville

by · October 27, 2010

Voters appear to have preferred to vote on issues rather than a smear campaign

By Rick Wigmore

It would appear by the election results the voters of Whitchurch-Stouffville saw through the little brown envelopes smear campaign directed at Mayor Wayne Emmerson. Voters appear to have preferred to vote on issues rather than a smear campaign, where the author was not willing to attach his or her name to it.

Mayor Wayne Emmerson won in all 6 wards including our own Ward 2 for a total of 4,178 votes compared to Altmann at 3,113, Sherban 3,064 and Vlachos 129.

Phil Bannon won all the polls in the lake area with only one exception and won in the Ballantrae area for a total of 1,303 votes to Maurice Smith’s 990.

Phil Bannon and Wayne Emmerson
Mayor Wayne Emmerson and Councillor Phil
Bannon at the Ballantrae Fall Fair

These election results are very good for the Musselman’s Lake area as both these gentlemen are committed to the Community Park and the CUPPEL Project. The MLRA executive already has good lines of communication established with both Mayor Wayne Emmerson and Councillor Phil Bannon. The voters of Musselman’s Lake have helped both the MLRA executive and the community of Musselman’s Lake immensely by supporting the politicians who have supported us.

Thank-you to all those residents, who participated in this very important election.

For complete election results please click here.

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