Congratulations to all 93 candidates that A Better Niagara endorsed in the 2018 municipal election.

Meeting all of you was a great inspiration to us at A Better Niagara. Bogged down in the muck of all the problems of recent local governance, it would have been easy to lose focus and become jaded, but you gave us hope that things could change.

And on October 22nd 2018 they did, in a major, powerful way.


To those who didn’t get a seat this time around, we know you are disappointed. Campaigns are full of physical, emotional and financial challenges. It’s not easy to put yourself out there. But you did it. Now you can do anything. You have skills, experience, fresh ideas and integrity — that’s why we endorsed you and we know you will continue to use those talents to make your communities a better place. Also, A Better Niagara isn’t going away, we are in it for the long haul and we hope some of you will join us to continue to keep an eye on Local and Regional councils and to work toward whatever other goals ABN sets for itself.  


To those candidates we endorsed who were elected, congratulations and our best wishes as you take your seats at the tables of local governance. We appreciate the hard work you put into your campaigns, your commitment and the concern you have for your community. You know you have many challenges ahead of you, not the least of which is to restore the people’s trust in their local governance. We have faith in you.


Here's the list of A Better Niagara's endorsed candidates who were elected:



Mayor Jeff Jordan; Regional Councillor, Wayne Fertich; Alderman, Ward 1  Reg Freake and Kevin Ritchie; Alderman, Ward 2   Dave Kadwell and Lianne Vardy; Alderman, Ward 3, Randy Vaine; Alderman, Ward 4, Dorothy Bothwell and Dave Sharpe


Regional Councillor, Rob Foster; Local Councillor, Ward 1, Dianne Rintjema; Local Councillor, Ward 2 Tony Brunet and John  Pachereva; Local Councillor, Ward 3; Paul MacPherson and Mike Mikolic; Local Councillor, Ward 4, Greg Reimer and Lynn Timmers

Niagara On The Lake

Mayor, Betty Disero; Local Councillors, Norm Arsenault, Allan Bisback, Gary Burroughs and Stuart McCormack.

Niagara Falls

Regional Councillors, Barbara Greenwood; Local Councillors, Carolynn Ioannoni and Lori Lococo

Port Colborne

Regional Councillor, Barb Butters

St. Catharines

Regional Councillors, Jim Bradley, George Darte, Brian Heit and Laura Ip; Local Councillors, Ward 1, Lori Littleton and Greg Miller;  Local Councillor, Ward 3, Kevin Townsend; Local Councillor Ward 4, Karrie Porter; Local Councillor Ward 5, Dawn Dodge; Local Councillors Ward 6, Carlos Garcia and Bruce Williamson


Mayor, Terry Ugulini; Regional Councillor, Tim Whalen; Local Councillors, Carmen DeRose; David (Jim) Handley; Anthony Longo and Ken Sentance


Regional Councillors, Pat Chiocchio and Leanna Villella; Local Councillor Ward 3, Lucas Spinosa; Local Councillor Ward 4  Bryan Green


Contact Information For Regional Mayors and Councillors

If you would like to email all members of Regional council, you can copy and paste the list below into your email. Individual emails by municipality are below.

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Fort Erie

Mayor Wayne Redekop ([email protected])

Regional Councillor Tom Insinna ([email protected]



Mayor Jeff Jordan ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Wayne Fertich ([email protected]



Mayor Sandra Easton ([email protected])

Regional Councillor Rob Foster ([email protected]


Niagara Falls

Mayor Jim Diodati ([email protected])

Regional Councillor Peter Nicholson ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Barbara Greenwood ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Bob Gale ([email protected])



Mayor Betty Disero ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Gary Zalepa ([email protected]



Mayor Marvin Junkin ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Diane Huson ([email protected]


Port Colborne

Mayor Bill Steele ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Barbara Butters ([email protected]


St. Catharines

Mayor Walter Sendzik ([email protected])

Regional Councillor Brian Heit ([email protected])

Regional Councillor Tim Rigby ([email protected])

Regional Councillor Kelly Edgar ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Sandie Bellows ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Jim Bradley ([email protected]

Regional Councillor George Darte ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Laura Ip ([email protected]



Mayor Terry Ugilini ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Tin Whalen ([email protected]



Mayor Kevin Gibson ([email protected])



Mayor Frank Campion ([email protected])

Regional Councillor Pat Chiocchio ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Leanna Villella ([email protected]


West Lincoln

Mayor David Bylsma ([email protected]

Regional Councillor Albert Witteveen ([email protected]



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