School Board Trustee Candidates

York Catholic District School Board

Elizabeth Crowe >>

  • Ensure that parents and students are informed and engaged as we transition to a JK-6 elementary school structure in Stouffville and a 7-12 high school model
  • Advocate for a late-start time for St. Katharine Drexel CHS as well as an Advanced Placement program and several Specialist High Skills Majors 
  • Advocate for field refurbishment at St. Brendan CES and repaving of the play area at St. Brigid CES
  • Lobby YRT for school specials for the new high school, improve school traffic safety, and lobby for more special education and transportation funding 
  • Develop improves school-parish relationships

York Region District School Board

Luther Brown >>

  • Ensure effective school district leadership and governance
  • Provide leadership to make sure schools are safe places for students to learn, grow, and develop
  • Promote academic excellence with a focus on meeting the academic and social needs of students, including students with special needs
  • Create a safe, inclusive schooling environment
  • Inspire public confidence and trust in the YRDSB through community relations

Bridget Kilgallon >>

  • Stand for Students First and engage with parents to discover what’s important to them
  • Ensure educational transparency to preserve the parents’ right to know what’s being taught and the environment it’s taught in
  • Empower parents to speak up if they have any issues with the school environment
  • Prioritize student’s learning recovery and socialization adjustment after COVID restriction isolation
  • Measure the politicization of the school environment to keep school as a “neutral educator”

Asim Sayed >>

  • Invest more in mental health programs.   
  • Fund proposals for special needs programs and services
  • Emphasize financial literacy, computer skills, and technological advances in our curriculum
  • Ensure quality education focused on global competencies
  • Promote equity, diversity, and inclusion as integral values of our education system and essential building blocks of our society.

Mary Sled-Lucas >>

  • Ensure schools are places where children are challenged to learn and taught how to think
  • Develop strategies to help students recover from missed learning opportunities due to distance learning challenges that took place during the pandemic 
  • Re-examine ideologies that have shaped policies and influenced curriculum that is harmful to kids, destructive to families, creating division between groups of people, destroying relationships, and putting an unnecessary burden on teachers
  • Address teacher concerns about the increase in violence and rude behaviour in the classroom
  • Keep parents and constituents aware of what is going on at the board level and allow them to provide input about policies and procedures

Elizabeth Terrell >>


Melanie Wright >>

  • Continue to build a strong school community through open communication and leadership
  • Examine the lack of funding at schools which is affecting student achievement and well-being
  • Build strong relationships with other trustees to increase funding for schools
  • Promote inclusive environments
  • Remove mandatory online learning as this can have a negative effect on students

Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French public)

Nicolas Bigaignon

Hanane Jaouich

Stefania Sigurdson Forbes

Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir (French separate)

Donald Blais

Councillor Candidates | Ward 1

Michael Cleverdon

Juliette Deonarain

Hugo Kroon


Councillor Candidates | Ward 2

George Karpouzis

Maurice Smith

Councillor Candidates | Ward 3

Keith Acton

Mike Humphreys

Councillor Candidates | Ward 4

Keith Singer

Rick Upton

Brad Valentini Stouffville Election Ward 4 Councillor Candidate

Brad Valentini
416 806 0975

Daniel Zeraldo

Daniel Zeraldo

Councillor Candidates | Ward 5

Richard Bartley
416-989-7235, 905-640-6584

Laura Cusack

Councillor Candidates | Ward 6

Angel Freedman

Rob Hargrave

Mayoral Candidates

Sher Ahmad Sher Ahmad Stouffville Election Mayoral Candidate

Sher Ahmad >>

  • Focus on addressing rapid residential growth
  • Increase funding for youth recreational facilities
  • Construct a volunteer-run greenhouse to support the local food bank
  • Improve services for the elderly
  • Attract industry and business to grow the commercial tax base


Justin Altmann

Mark Carroll >>

  • Prioritize affordable housing, strategic urban planning, and better access to public transit
  • Job creation
  • Clean industry development, environmental protection, and local policies that help mitigate climate change
  • Development of the Main Street corridor, protection of heritage distracts, and traffic calming to improve safety
  • Increase emergency services to keep up pace with growth


Anand Date



Iain Lovatt