Janet Davis wins Ward 31 easily

Challengers no match for popular incumbent

Incumbent councillor Janet Davis has secured another term, after defeating six opponents in the race for Ward 31.

With 11,137 votes, for around 63 percent, Davis says she’s happy to be heading back to city hall.

“I’m thrilled,” she said. “I got a resounding number of votes in every single poll across the ward and it’s made me feel humbled but also excited to get back to city hall and represent my constituents.”

The remainder of the field placed well back of Davis with Robert Walker placing second with 1,945 votes, followed by Peter Agaliotis, Brenda MacDonald, Rasal Rahman, Donna Braniff and Leonard Subotich brought up the rear with 93 votes.

Davis said she’s not wasting any time, and can’t wait get to back to working with her community.

“First order of business is to get back, get our office to full steam and start standing up for tenants, start ensuring that our streets are safe and clean and green, to continue working to make sure that we have an inclusive, vibrant and successful city,” she said. “That’s what I was elected to do and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Four years ago, Davis picked up more than 65 percent of the vote, defeating her nearest competitor by more than half. It was a smaller field, with only four looking to unseat her. Subotich was the only candidate to run against Davis in both elections.

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By: Shawn Star
Posted: Oct 26 2010 1:14 am
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto