Mayor Daryl Bennett, 66, is the co-owner of the Liftlock Group of Companies; he has just completed his first term in office.
Maryam Monsef, 29, is a co-founder of the Red Pashmina Campaign that raises funds and awareness of issues facing women in Afghanistan. Monsef hasn’t run for council before.
Patti Peeters, 56, is a former Ashburnham Ward councillor until she lost her seat in the 2010 municipal election. She is an East City businesswoman and long-time advocate for social causes in the city.
Alan Wilson, 66, was the 2011 Peterborough riding Progressive Conservative candidate and advisor to Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro. He worked for the last eight years as a senior advisor to Del Mastro in his constituency office (and stepped down from that job earlier this week to run for mayor).
Tom Young, 57, is a transit advocate and has run for mayor twice before: once in 1994 and again in 1997. In 2003 Young ran for city councillor in Town Ward but didn’t win.
George “Terry” LeBlanc, 62, has run for mayor in St. Catharines in 2010. LeBlanc ran an auto repair hobby shop in St. Catharines but moved to Peterborough in 2012, and says he has first-hand knowledge of the struggles of people living on disability pensions.
Here is a ward-by-ward list of the candidates for city council:
Ward 1 – Otonabee
Coun. Lesley Parnell is the mother of five and a full-time office administrator for a website-building company. She’s been the ward councillor since 2010.
Kim Zippel, 50, is the chairwoman of the Harper Park Stewardship Initiative, a citizens group that aims to protect the wetlands and creek in Harper Park.
Coun. Dan McWilliams, 66, is the president of McWilliams Moving and Storage located on The Kingsway and has been city councillor in Otonabee Ward since 2010. In late March, McWilliams temporarily replaced Mayor Daryl Bennett on the city police services board.
Stephen Morgan, a former Lindsay town councillor, previously ran for city councillor in 2006 and is currently the chairman of the technology department at Holy Cross Secondary School.
Camille Parent, 56, is the owner of Peterborough Vacuum and is the founder of Peterborough Cares, an organization that raises funds for several charities.
Ward 2 – Monaghan
Don Vassiliadis, is the owner of the Shish-Kabob Hut on King Street. He’s a former United Way campaign chairman.
Coun. Henry Clarke, 62, is a current city councillor. He was first elected to council in 1998 and has served as deputy mayor three times.
Jocasta Boone, 38, is a strategic planner, brander and marketer. She’s the former marketing and events co-ordinator with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and has worked with the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough.
Jeff Westlake is the former constituency assistant and campaign manager for Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro.
David Edgerton, 64, last served as councillor in 1989 and has run in every municipal election in the city since 1985.
Ward 3 – Town
Coun. Dean Pappas, won a seat in Town Ward in 2006 and again in 2010 and is the owner of Pappas Billiards.
Diane Therrien, 28, works at the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network.
Jason Stabler, 39, is the coordinator of an immigrants’ integration program at the New Canadians Centre.
Coun. Bill Juby, 68, was a councillor in Town Ward from 2000 until 2006. He then returned to city council in 2010. He sells real estate with Century 21.
Jim Hendry, 57, has lived in Town Ward for 32 years and was the former Peterborough Examiner managing editor. This is his first foray into politics.
Ward 4 Ashburnham
Donald Fraser, a writer and consultant, is the former communications officer at Peterborough GreenUp and the chairman of the Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Paul Teleki, 34, last ran for a council seat in Ashburnham in 2010. He owns Preferences, a local research and strategic planning company.
Coun. Keith Riel retired from GE in 2007 and was elected city councillor in Ashburnham Ward in 2010.
Gary Baldwin, 59, last ran for city councillor in Otonabee Ward in 2010. He is a retired elementary school principal and a current member of the city police services board (he’s the board’s budget chairman).
Coun. Len Vass, 54, has been the ward councillor since 2003 and owns Northern Woodheat Consultants with his wife Susan.
Ward 5 Northcrest
Bill Templeman runs his own practice in training and development. His business book, Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers, was recently released.
Dave Haacke will be running for city councillor in Northcrest Ward for the fourth time. Haacke is currently a commercial real estate agent for DNS Real Estate.
Kathryn Eyre, 55, is a kindergarten teacher at James Strath Public School. She is also a self-employed physiotherapist.
Coun. Andrew Beamer, 36, served as the social services chairman for the city during his first term as councillor and now works for Nestle Canada as a retail development representative for the Peterborough area.
Stephen Wright, 48, was once a registered lobbyist for an organization he founded, Advocate for Ontario Taxpayers. He recently started a new business called Hammer and Nails General Contracting.