1997 Ottawa municipal election


The 1997 Ottawa municipal election was held on November 10, 1997, in Ottawa, Canada. Capital Ward councillor Jim Watson was easily elected mayor over two lesser known candidates. Mayor Jacquelin Holzman did not run for re-election. This would be the last election for the old city of Ottawa. Ottawans also elected members of Regional Council and Regional Chair of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton. For those results see 1997 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Municipality elections.

1997 Ottawa mayoral election

 1994 November 10, 1997 2000 
 
Nominee Jim Watson Robert G. Gauthier
Popular vote 54,148 8,037
Percentage 81.56% 12.11%

Mayor before election

Jacquelin Holzman

Elected Mayor

Jim Watson

Mayoral race


Candidate Vote  %
Jim Watson54,14881.56
Robert G. Gauthier8,03712.11
Alexander Saikaley4,2096.34

City council


Map of Ottawa's Wards used in this election
1. Britannia-Richmond Ward
2. Carleton Ward
3. Southgate Ward
4. Rideau Ward
5. Bruyère-Strathcona Ward
6. Somerset Ward
7. Kitchissippi Ward
8. Capital Ward
9. Mooney's Bay Ward
10. Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward.
Britannia-Richmond Ward
Candidate Votes %
Ron Kolbus (X)650675.93
Jim Jones163919.13
Alphonse Lapointe4234.94
Carleton Ward
Candidate Votes %
Brian Mackey (X)355274.51
Michael O'Byrne121524.49
Southgate Ward
Candidate Votes %
Diane Deans (X) ACCLAIMED
Rideau Ward
Candidate Votes %
Richard Cannings (X) ACCLAIMED
Bruyère-Strathcona Ward
Candidate Votes %
Stéphane Émard-Chabot (X)321882.64
Allan Brian Shields3719.53
Steven Merritt3057.83
Somerset Ward
Candidate Votes %
Elisabeth Arnold (X)400478.16
Kris Schimmel111921.84
Kitchissippi Ward
Candidate Votes %
Shawn Little296835.03
Paul Copeland180921.35
Andre Vertes160518.94
Brenda Parris85110.04
Linda Kitchikeesic Juden8229.70
Michael Kostiuc2532.99
Michael Bartholomew1651.95
Mooney's Bay Ward
Candidate Votes %
Karin Howard (X)500562.00
Kathy Ablett306838.00
Capital Ward
Candidate Votes %
Inez Berg384346.85
Colin McSweeney166020.24
Domenic Santaguida113613.85
Craig Watson5216.35
Chris Jalkotzy5116.23
Tim Porter3364.10
Jaine Marulanda1962.39
Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward
Candidate Votes %
Allan Higdon (X) ACCLAIMED

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