Barrie’s Ward 10 was going to have a new city councillor, the question was 'who?'
Bryn Hamilton is the answer.
In Monday’s city election, she took 1,896 votes in Ward 10 to outdistance Joy Douglas, who had 1,247 votes, Ken Lloyd, who had 246 and Steven Mirtsos at 233 votes.
“I think Ward 10 was lucky to have the calibre of candidates that they did,” said Hamilton, 42, daughter of former Barrie mayor Rob Hamilton, who held the chain of office from 2003 until 2006.
“My first priority will be to assemble a Ward 10 task force, comprised of eight to 10 residents from differing neighbourhoods across our community,” she told BarrieToday. “This committee will help prioritize the issues, concerns and solutions raised by the ward, help with communications, and ultimately hold me accountable to the platform I presented.
“I think we have a great slate of councillors and I look forward to rolling up our sleeves and working collaboratively to make Barrie an even better place to work, live and thrive," Hamilton added.
A health-care executive, Hamilton is married with children age eight and 10. She’s worked in the public sector for more than 15 years, locally and provincially.
Joy Douglas, 55, is a small-business owner and a Ward 10 resident for 21 years; Ken Lloyd, 49, is a Canada Post employee with an accounting background; and Steven Mirtsos, 24, works in commercial insurance.
Mike McCann, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor this year, was the two-term incumbent in Ward 10.