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:

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.

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.

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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