Ronald Eddy

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Ron Eddy
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Mayor of Brant
In office
1999–2018
Preceded byMunicipality established
Succeeded byDavid Bailey
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Brant—Haldimand
In office
1992–1995
Preceded byRobert Nixon
Succeeded byPeter Preston
Reeve of South Dumfries
In office
1978–1991
Personal details
Born1931 (age 89–90)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyIndependent
(municipal politicians are elected on a non-partisan basis)
Other political
affiliations
Liberal
Children3[1]
ResidenceParis, Ontario, Canada
OccupationFarmer, administrator

Ronald E. F. Eddy (born c. 1931) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1992 to 1995. He represented the riding of Brant—Haldimand, and the mayor of the County of Brant from 1999 to 2018.

Background[edit]

Eddy was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised on a farm near Brantford.[2] He worked as a farmer and municipal administrator. He was a clerk-administrator in Wentworth County, Ontario from 1955 to 1973, and for Middlesex County from 1974 to 1992. He was reeve of South Dumfries Township from 1978 to 1991, and was a councillor in Brant County. On one occasion, he served as president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. In 1990, Eddy was president of an international plowing competition.

Politics[edit]

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in a by-election held on March 5, 1992, following the resignation of former Liberal leader Robert Nixon in Brant—Haldimand. Eddy was elected over Progressive Conservative candidate David Timms by almost 5,000 votes.[3][4]

The Progressive Conservatives won a majority government in the 1995 provincial election, and Eddy lost his seat to PC candidate Peter Preston by about 3,500 votes.[5]

In 1999, Eddy returned to municipal politics and became the mayor of the County of Brant.[6][7] He also serves on the board of directors for Brant County Power and is vice-president of the Children's Aid Society of Brant.

Electoral record[edit]

2018 Brant mayoral election
Mayoral Candidate Vote %
David Bailey 4,478 47.58
Ronald Eddy 3,156 33.54
Don Cardy 1,133 12.04
Shawn Pratt 644 6.84
2014 Brant mayoral election
Mayoral Candidate Vote %
Ronald Eddy 5,357 56.77
Roy Haggart 2,508 26.58
Shawn Pratt 1,571 16.65
2010 Brant mayoral election
Mayoral Candidate Vote %
Ronald Eddy 3,187 33.65
Steve Comisky 3,048 32.18
John Weaver 1,695 17.89
Roy Haggart 1,155 12.19
Shawn Pratt 387 4.09
2006 Brant mayoral election
Mayoral Candidate Vote %
Ronald Eddy 6,300 67.2
Shawn Pratt 3,073 22.8
2003 Brant mayoral election
Mayoral Candidate Vote %
Ronald Eddy 4,391 55.02
Steve Comisky 3,590 44.98
1995 Ontario general election: Brant—Haldimand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Peter Preston 14,184 47.80 +24.34
Liberal Ronald Eddy 10,589 35.69 -11.47
New Democratic Willem Hanrath 3,030 10.21 -4.06
Family Coalition Steve Elgersma 1,340 4.52 -5.62
Green Terry Childs 527 1.77 -1.97
1992 Brant—Haldimand by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ronald Eddy 9,565 47.16 +9.81
Progressive Conservative David Timms 4,758 23.46 +1.82
New Democratic Christopher Stanek 2,895 14.27 -17.98
Family Coalition Don Pennell 2,056 10.14
Green Ella Haley 759 3.74 +0.25
Independent Janice Wilson 250 1.23
Source: Our Campaigns[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At 87, Eddy eager for seventh term". Brantford Expositor. Jul 17, 2018.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Jack (August 4, 1999). "Brant's first mayor has the right stuff for the job". The Hamilton Spectator. p. A11.
  3. ^ "Liberals win in east, fade in Alberta vote". The Globe and Mail. March 6, 1992. p. A6.
  4. ^ "ON Legislative Assembly - Brant—Haldimand - By-election". Our Campaigns.
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ward Maps and Ward Councillor Pages". County of Brant. 2010.
  7. ^ Shypula, Brian (May 21, 2014). "Eddy up for re-election in County of Brant". Brant News. Metroland Media.
  8. ^ "ON Legislative Assembly - Brant—Haldimand - By-election". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 31 December 2020.

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