The mayoral race initially led by Steve Mahoney in the polls, was conquered by Crombie on election day. Mahoney achieved 28.68 percent of the vote following Hazel McCallion’s endorsement of Crombie’s platform weeks before the election.
Serving as Ward 5 Councillor since 2011 following a by-election caused by Eve Adams’ run federally -- a seat Adams currently maintains representing constituents inhabiting Mississauga-Brampton South, including residents of Rockwood Village -- Crombie has previously represented Streetsville residents on a federal level as a Liberal Member of Parliament and has established a business career before stepping into politics.
In Ward 3, Councillor Chris Fonseca will be back in office for a second term. Fonseca achieved 78.13 percent of the vote - the highest victory percentage in the City of Mississauga. Also welcomed back to Ward 3, public school trustee Sue Lawton and separate school trustee, Mario Pascucci have been re-elected to each respective school board.
Outside Ward 3, Mississauga has bid farewell to Ward 2 Councillor, Pat Mullin and Ward 8 Councillor, Katie Mahoney. Serving on Council for 29 and 23 years respectively, Mullin and Mahoney have now retired from their positions on Council. Succeeding Katie Mahoney is her son Chris Mahoney, and Karen Ras has succeeded Mullin as Ward 2 Councillor. Replacing Crombie in Ward 5, Carolyn Parrish is back on Council as Ward 5 representative. All other members of Council have retained their roles for another term.
The RHA would like to congratulate all those elected to serve Mississauga residents in public office and we look forward to working with our members of Council in the four years to come. On behalf of the RHA, we would also like to extend our deepest thanks to Mayor Hazel McCallion for her dedication and commitment to the City of Mississauga over nearly four decades representing our city.
*Please note this article was originally published in the Winter 2014 edition of The Rockwood Times.