Year in review: Part 12

After presenting comprehensive political profiles of every candidate who ran in the 2018 election, Thorold News presented the results as they came in, live from city hall on election day.

New Council

Less than a half hour after Thorold polls closed Monday night, the results were in: Thorold has a new mayor, regional councillor, and will see five new faces in city council chambers.City councillor Terry Ugulini topped regional councillor Henry D’Angela in their bid to become mayor, by a margin of 3,298 votes to 1,832.“Nothing happens without family,” said Ugulini, who celebrated with supporters at the Canadian Corps following the election. “I want to recognize my wife Jane, my daughter Jaclyn, and my son Justin, and all my volunteers. Nobody gets in without lots of help.”“This is just the beginning of the ride,” he continued. “We have a long way ahead, but if we all pull in the same direction, we are going to make this a better city.”Recalling his departed parents, and father’s interest in politics, “This is an emotional time for me,” said Ugulini. “I’m emotional, and I wish my parents were here. It’s a very humbling experience tonight, and we ran a positive campaign. We are going to stay positive. We are going to talk about the future. That resonates with the voting public. Thank you to everyone. I look forward to working with this new council, and I’m excited to be at the region” as a representative for Thorold, he concluded. Current Mayor Ted Luciani was upset by city councill....

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