|Mayor of Brant|
|Preceded by||Municipality established|
|Succeeded by||David Bailey|
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
|Preceded by||Robert Nixon|
|Succeeded by||Peter Preston|
|Reeve of South Dumfries|
|Born||1931 (age 89–90)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(municipal politicians are elected on a non-partisan basis)
|Residence||Paris, Ontario, Canada|
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.
Eddy was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised on a farm near Brantford. 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.
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.
In 1999, Eddy returned to municipal politics and became the mayor of the County of Brant. He also serves on the board of directors for Brant County Power and is vice-president of the Children's Aid Society of Brant.
|Progressive Conservative||Peter Preston||14,184||47.80||+24.34|
|New Democratic||Willem Hanrath||3,030||10.21||-4.06|
|Family Coalition||Steve Elgersma||1,340||4.52||-5.62|
|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||–|
|Source: Our Campaigns|
- "At 87, Eddy eager for seventh term". Brantford Expositor. Jul 17, 2018.
- MacDonald, Jack (August 4, 1999). "Brant's first mayor has the right stuff for the job". The Hamilton Spectator. p. A11.
- "Liberals win in east, fade in Alberta vote". The Globe and Mail. March 6, 1992. p. A6.
- "ON Legislative Assembly - Brant—Haldimand - By-election". Our Campaigns.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014.
- "Ward Maps and Ward Councillor Pages". County of Brant. 2010.
- Shypula, Brian (May 21, 2014). "Eddy up for re-election in County of Brant". Brant News. Metroland Media.
- "ON Legislative Assembly - Brant—Haldimand - By-election". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 31 December 2020.