Frances Nunziata will continue her long political career—to nobody’s surprise. She won more than 71% of the vote tonight. While Nunziata’s victory was predictable, the magnitude is enormous.
The second-place candidate is genuinely shocking though: José Garcia. Garcia received 17% of the vote—and he was never once seen. There were no pictures, no website, no lawn signs. Nothing.
Dory Chalhoub, who ran an active campaign on a shoestring budget, came in last, with 11% of the vote.
Voter turnout appears to have been higher than in the last election. 18,308 voted compared to fewer than 16,000 in 2010.
In other news:
- Chris Tonks was handily re-elected to the TDSB with 65% of the vote
- Frank D’Amico breezed in to the TCDSB with 75%.
- Marie Fontin won for the French Catholic board
In next-door Ward 12, John Nunziata, Frances’ brother and our former MPP, came in second, narrowly losing to Frank DiGiorgio, the incumbent, in a hard-fought, 4-way race.