Politics - Kingston Mayoral Elections

I had the privilege of covering the municipal elections in Kingston on October 25th, 2010 with the Journal. I was assigned to cover the goings-on at City Hall, where Mark Gerretsen would be likely be stationed. When I arrived, it became clear that City Hall was a hub: candidate Rob Matheson was there and candidate Barrie Chalmers would also make an appearance later.

From the archives, here are my Rejects from the Kingston Mayoral Elections:

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The votes were still being counted as we arrived at City Hall. As we searched for the appropriate entrance, I snapped off a shot of duffels of what are presumably paper copies of votes being taken through the West doors.

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Outgoing Kingston Mayor Harvey Rosen watches as the votes to determine his successor are tallied in real-time. Around a hundred people gathered in at the Memorial Room of City Hall over the course of the evening to watch the election results come in.

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Having already won a majority of the votes by 9:30pm, Mark Gerretsen is welcomed as Kingston’s new Mayor. Here, Gerretsen ponders questions from local media.

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Mayor-elect Mark Gerretsen shares a laugh with CBCRadio and FM96 while partner Kate Bogle looks on.

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Barrie Chalmers answers questions from the Whig-Standard and the Journal. His defeated expression shows the strain of a long campaign and the pain of an unfavourable outcome.

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Gerretsen and Bogle leave City Hall to join the campaign team’s celebrations at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. I was hoping for more of a media throng as Gerretsen left, however, he departed with little fanfare. I still managed this unique image of Gerretsen speaking to a supporter as he left the building.

That’s it for now but there’s more on tap…

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