Early E.Y. trustee results point to Kennedy’s return

Despite the controversies surrounding her, East York trustee Angela Kennedy appears to be on her way to returning to the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

With over half of the polling stations reporting, Kennedy has 47 per cent of the vote. That puts her 14 points ahead of her closest rival, Kevin Morrison.

A judge removed Kennedy from office this summer after finding that she was in conflict of interest when she voted on budget matters that could affect her children — employees of the board.

But the judge did not forbid her from running again, and Kennedy is appealing the conflict of interest ruling. Meanwhile, the TCDSB is trying to recover from a series of spending scandals; it currently operates under a provincial supervisor.

Meanwhile, in the public school board races, the incumbents are being returned to office with comfortable margins.

In Ward 13/Don Valley West, Gerri Gershon leads with 69 per cent of the votes. Sheila Cary-Meagher is also winning handily in Ward 16/Beaches-East York with 60 per cent of the votes.

In Ward 15/Toronto-Danforth, Cathy Dandy has a landslide building with 75 per cent of the votes.