Once again taking the seat at the head apex of the horseshoe in Kingston City Hall, Bryan Paterson has been re-elected as Mayor of Kingston in the 2022 municipal election.
With 96,204 eligible voters in Kingston, according to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), at least 28 per cent of those voters turned out in the fall election of 2022 to elect their members of Kingston City Council and their school board trustees in the City of Kingston. In terms of the mayoral race, as of 9:10 p.m.,10,836 people voted for Paterson, with just 3,847 votes going to his rivals for the seat: As of 9:10 p.m., Tina Fraser received 829 votes; Skyler McArthur O’Blenes received 1,999 votes; and Ivan Stoiljkovic received 1,019 votes, according to the City of Kingston.
“I’m just so humbled and I’m just so grateful to the community for their support for the chance to be able to continue to serve, serve as mayor for such a great city,” Paterson said at his campaign after party, held at Union Kitchen and Cocktails.
Approximately 75 people gathered in City Hall to watch as the election results came in. Candidates for all positions on Council were represented, though not all candidates attended the event at City Hall.
When the writ dropped on May 4, 2022, 46 people were announced as candidates for Kingston City Council. Two of those candidates had since withdrawn from the race, leaving 44 candidates in total at the end of election day. The four candidates for mayor remained the same throughout the campaign season.
This is Paterson’s third term as Mayor, and fourth term on Kingston City Council. Kingstonist will catch up with Mayor Paterson, as well as the other newly-elected councillors, in the days to come.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.