Schmale cruises to re-election win

Incumbent Conservative MP Jamie Schmale cruised to another term in the federal election Monday (Sept. 20), capturing roughly 53 percent of the vote.

While results have not been finalized, Schmale currently sits with nearly 34,000 votes – well ahead of Liberal candidate Judi Forbes (14,497) and NDP candidate Zac Miller (9,237). Alison Davidson of the PPC finished in fourth (4,645) followed by Angel Godsoe of the Green Party (1,647) and Gene Balfour (444).

“Thank you so much to the voters of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock for trusting me once again to be your voice in Ottawa,” Schmale wrote in a social media post.

“I am humbled and honoured for this incredible support. I will work hard to maintain and earn each vote while listening and advocating for those who didn’t.”

He thanked his staff and volunteers for their efforts over the course of the campaign, as well as his fellow candidates.

“It was also a pleasure to run against some amazing talent from the other parties…Our local democracy is better because of them,” the post reads.

“I truly believe that we all want the best for this country. We just have different ideas on how to achieve it.”

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