Lynne Reynolds, a former city councillor who ran for mayor in 2006, has filed nomination papers to run for city council in Ward 11 in the October municipal election.
“I am pleased to be bringing my council experience back to the table and I am looking forward to representing the citizens of Ward 11 again,” Reynolds said in a news release Thursday. “I believe that experience will count in this new term of council.
“I feel that we are not getting full value for our tax dollars, that there are many efficiencies to be had and that policy needs to be renewed to keep both our council and our executive staff accountable and very seriously responsible for taxpayer dollars.”
Reynolds won a seat in 2003 in Ward 6, when Sudbury had six wards with two councillors from each ward. She ran against John Rodriguez in the 2006 mayoral election, coming third behind Rodriguez and incumbent Dave Courtemanche.
A former assistant to Sudbury MP and long-time Liberal cabinet minister Diane Marleau, Reynolds ran for the federal Liberal nomination in Nickel Belt in 2007, but withdrew before the nomination meeting.
Then, she ran won the Conservative nomination in Nickel Belt, losing the 2011 election to NDP MP Claude Gravelle.
In her release, Reynolds also said she supports a permanent auditor general's office, and an end to city councillor's ward funds, in which each councillor can spend $50,000 in their wards each year on a range of projects of their choice.
She also said she supports “no-nonsense provision of essential services, the re-hiring of the Ontario Ombudsman and a top-to-bottom review of how our city is managed, with particular attention to the budget process.”
In the running (incumbents in brackets)
Mayor: Ed Pokonzie (Marianne Matichuk)
Ward 1: Ian Heft (Joe Cimino)
Ward 2: Chad Odnokon (Jacques Barbeau)
Ward 3: Matt Belanger (Claude Berthiuame)
Ward 4: Richard Paquette (Evelyn Dutrisac)
Ward 5: Joseph Berthelot, Robert Kirwan, John Lundrigan and Kent MacNeill (Ron Dupuis)
Ward 6: Fernand Bidal, Kevin Brault (Andre Rivest)
Ward 7: Dave Kilgour, Walter Prus (Kilgour)
Ward 8: Fabio Belli (Belli)
Ward 9: Aaron Beaudry, Lin Gibson, Les Lisk, Wyman MacKinnon, Deb McIntosh, Paul Stopciati, Adam Toews (Doug Craig)
Ward 10: Fern Cormier, Hannu Piironen, Steve Ripley (Frances Caldarelli)
Ward 11: Mike Bleskie, Loretta Maillet, Lynne Reynolds (Terry Kett)
Ward 12: Tay Butt (Joscelyne Landry-Altmann)