Mike Sullivan wins upset victory

Mike Sullivan has won the York South–Weston riding.

Sullivan’s victory is a tremendous upset. His nearest opponent was the Liberal incumbent, Alan Tonks. In the 2008 election, Tonks bested Sullivan by almost 20%, and several analysts had thought Tonks would win again.

The buoyant NDP must have helped Mike Sullivan, but he fought a hard campaign starting long before the election was called. He has been an active and visible community member for several years, as the chair of the Clean Train Coalition and as an engaged citizen.

As of 11 pm, Sullivan has 41% of the vote; Tonks has 32%. Jilian Saweczko, Conservative, has 24%. Sonny Day, who ran for the Greens, pulled in only 3%.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

5 thoughts on “Mike Sullivan wins upset victory”

  1. Oh happy day! After 4 long years and 2 campaigns, Mike has won the day! I have worked with Mike on the Weston Community Coalition then with the Clean Train Coalition. We have been to meetings together, bbq’d together on Neighbours’ Night Out, gone to rallies together and I have listened to him speak. It is rare to find a person who, with as brilliant a mind as he has, be so humble and focused on the task at hand. Mike deserves his win tonight. He has worked hard for the last 6 years to make York South-Weston a better place to live and work and for the next 4 years, he will do the same. We have sent the right person to represent us in Ottawa!

    Thank you Alan for your years of service. I wish you a happy retirement enjoying your family and grandchildren.

  2. Congratulations to Mr. Sullivan.
    It’s time for change in York South-Weston.

    Nazaar Shadir


    i am so glad i went out and voted. i’ve been paying attention to mike sullivan’s activism for this community for years. his hard efforts were clearly visible and my decision to vote for him was just as clear. no second thoughts. i’ve told everyone i could about mike’s hard work for our community.

    congratulations mike! i’m proud to call you my new member of parliament & happy to be 1 of the 14119 that got you there.

    keep up the good work!

  4. Congrats to Mike! This is the first time in 20 years I’ve been voting in this riding my i voted for the winner!

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