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Councillors for the queers and allies

A brief glance at some downtown wards

Somerset Ward
Who: Diane Holmes
Votes: Diane Holmes 6,282
Closest opponent: First-time campaigner Don Fex 2,024
History: Councillor for Somerset Ward since 1982, took a three-year break in 2000.
Queer bent: Long-time advocate of the village and instigator of the street signs for the village.

Capital Ward
Who: David Chernushenko
Votes: 5,335
Closest opponent: First-time campaigner Isabelle Metcalf, 2,515 votes
History: First time elected, fifth time trying for a political post.
Queer bent: Green Party environmentalist

Rideau-Vanier
Who: Mathieu Fleury
Votes: 4,708
Closest opponent: Georges Bédard, 4,620
History: None
Queer bent: Not sure if he has one, but Bédard was the instigator behind the nuisance bylaw and an advocate of the frequent hooker sweeps conducted in Vanier by Ottawa Police.

Kitchissippi
Who: Katherine Hobbs
Votes: 6,116
Closest opponent: Christine Leadman, 5,540 votes
History: None
Queer bent: Not sure about Hobbs, but Leadman was an advocate of the frequent hooker sweeps conducted in Hintonberg.