Familiar faces returning as school board trustees

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Several familiar faces will be returning as school board trustees in Wellington County after Monday night’s election.


Marina Hanenberg was acclaimed as the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) trustee representing Centre Wellington.

That left three races for UGDSB trustee across Wellington County.

Incumbent Jen Edwards (2,823 votes) defeated Lynn Clack (2,177 votes) in the race for trustee representing East Garafraxa, Erin and Guelph Eramosa.

Robin Ross received 1,424 votes and will return as UGDSB trustee in northern Wellington, representing Minto, Mapleton and Wellington North.

The other candidates’ vote tallies are as follows:

  • Natalie Breau, 1,289;
  • Dan Greer, 1,185; and
  • Dan Kelly, 1,031.

The final UGDSB trustee spot, representing Guelph Ward 6 and all of Puslinch, was won handily by Katherine Hauser, who garnered 2,549 votes.

She defeated fellow candidates Lily Klammer-Tsuji (1,068 votes), Cliff Pereira (409) and Allen Remley (263).

Remley belatedly tried to withdraw from the race and expressed a desire not to run, but his name still appeared on the ballot.


The two Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) trustees representing Wellington County were both acclaimed.

Cassandra O’Donnell returns to represent Erin, Guelph/Eramosa and Puslinch.

Andrew Finoro will again represent Centre Wellington, Mapleton, Minto and Wellington North.

French Language school board results

David O’Hara garnered 405 votes and will serve as trustee for the counties of Wellington, Middlesex, Perth and Huron, as well as the Region of Waterloo, on the French language public school board.

He defeated Joseph Vandermeer, who received 388 votes.

At the French language Catholic board, Fergus resident Patrick O’Neil lost to incumbent trustee Genevieve Grenier in the race to represent Wellington and Dufferin counties as well as the City of Brampton and Town of Caledon.