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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 10, 2007- There will be voting in 19 of 23 wards of the English Montreal School Board when elections are held on Sunday November 4. Advance polls will take place a week earlier.

The three EMSB commissioners from St. Léonard have all been acclaimed: Chairman Dominic Spiridigliozzi, Electoral Division 16, Frank Verrillo, Electoral Division 17 and Frank DiCesare, Electoral Division 20 as well as Commissioner Agostino Cannavino, Electoral Division 18 in Rosemount. In the 2003-2004 elections, 14 candidates were acclaimed. Five commissioners have decided not to seek re-election: Michele Ciampini, Ron Paterson, Dr. John Simms, Zev Neuwirth and Mario Caggiano. Dr. Simms served for 43 consecutive years. Mr. Paterson was a teacher, principal and school board administrator for 33 years and then served as a commissioner for the last 10.

The 43 candidates for the 19 other wards are:

Electoral Division 1 (Côte Saint-Luc)
Neil Chazin
Syd Wise

Electoral Division 2 (Montreal West)
Susan Gottman
Joseph Lalla

Electoral Division 3 ( N.D.G.)
Elizabeth Fokoefs
Albert Perez

Electoral Division 4 (Hampstead - Côte Saint-Luc)
Marvin Helfenbaum
Gideon Rosenberg

Electoral Division 5 (N.D.G. St. Henri-Ville Émard)
Leslie Alleyne
Anne Williams

Electoral Division 6 (St. Henri, Pointe St. Charles, Westmount Downtown)
Daniel Andrelli
Richard Lalonde

Electoral Division 7 (Westmount, N.D.G.)
Ginette Sauvé-Frankel
Nick Primiano

Electoral Division 8 (Côte des Neiges - Snowdon - Outremont)
Ellie Israel
Kurtis Law
Donald A. Reid

Electoral Division 9 (Mount Royal - Saint-Laurent)
Bryce Durafourt
Elizabeth Leaman
Mario Pasteris

Electoral Division 10 (Saint-Laurent)
Bernie Praw
Costa Saisanas

Electoral Division 11 (Saint-Laurent - Cartierville)
Stratis Kossiva
James Kromida
Darrell Seal

Electoral Division 12 (Ahuntsic)
Joseph Petraglia
Riccardo Pivetta

Electoral Division 13 (Park Extension - The Plateau)
Adam Beach
Julien Feldman
Ilias Hondronikolas
George Vogas

Electoral Division 14 (St-Michel)
Rocco Barbieri
Antoinette Corrado

Electoral Division 15 (Montreal North)
Michele Benigno
Sylvia LoBianco

Electoral Division 19 (Rosemount - Hochelaga-Maisonneuve - Downtown - The Plateau)
Angela Mancini
Sylvie Vogels

Electoral Division 21 (Anjou - Pointe-aux-Trembles - Montreal East)
Elena Celsi
Ted Donnini

Electoral division 22 (Rivière-des-Prairies)
Stephen Bertone
Rosa Cerrelli

Electoral Division 23 (Rivière-des-Prairies)
Patricia Lattanzio

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213