In the area: Bradley wins again, VanderHeyden out

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, seen here in a newspaper article from the first time he was elected mayor, was given an 11th term Monday by voters.

Sarnia has re-elected Mike Bradley for another four years.

Bradley – one of the longest serving mayors in Ontario – was first elected in 1988. Monday, he defeated Councillor Nathan Colquhoun by nearly 4,000 votes.

Rounding out Sarnia council is Brian White, David Boushey, Bill Dennis and Chrissy McRoberts who will serve on Lambton County Council and Anne Marie Gillis, Adam Kilner, George Vandenberg and Terry Burrell will serve on city council

Lambton Shores has a new mayor – Doug Cook.

Cook, the deputy mayor, becomes the new head of council after defeating Marilyn Smith – a former Forest business leader by a margin of about 2-1.

He fills the vacancy left by the retiring Bill Weber.

In Strathroy Caradoc, long-time mayor Joanne VanderHeyden has gone down to defeat.

Colin Grantham defeated VanderHeyden, a three-term veteran who had served as the head of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in the past.

And in Chatham-Kent, incumbent Darrin Canniff cruised to a landslide victory with nearly 13,000 votes more than his nearest competitor.