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April Jeffs

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April Jeffs
Mayor of Wainfleet
In office
October 26, 2010 – November 31, 2018

April Jeffs is a Canadian politician in the Niagara Falls area.

Career[edit]

Jeffs began her career in 2001 by owning and operating a wedding and portrait photography. In 2008 she was named as Niagara's Favourite Photographer.[1] In 2010 she was elected as mayor of the town of Wainfleet[2] and as a result was regional councillor to the municipality of Niagara.[3][4] During her time as mayor she served on a variety boards, most notably co-chairing the Public Health and Social Services Committee. She was also the Vice-Chair on the Niagra Region's Budget Committee in which she sought to lower taxes including a 0% increase in 2016.[1] In 2018 Jeffs took a leave of absence from her position as mayor to run for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the 2018 Ontario general election in the riding of Niagara Center. Jeffs ultimately lost the election by 3’285 votes. In 2019 after choosing not to run for re-election[5] Jeffs accepted a position[6] and was eventually named Vice-Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission.[7] During the same year Jeffs ran and won the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Niagara Centre for the 2019 Canadian federal election.[1]

Election results[edit]

2010 mayoral race[edit]

2010 Wainfleet municipal election - Mayor[8]
Candidate Votes %
April Jeffs (x), 1'581 55.11
Barbara Henderson (*) 1'241 44.38

2014 mayoral race[edit]

2014 Wainfleet municipal election - Mayor[9]
Candidate Votes %
April Jeffs (x), (*) 1'407 46.25
Barbara Henderson 781 25.67
Laurie Dayboll 660 21.70
Dale Tucker 194 6.38

(x): indicates elected.

(*): indicates incumbent.

Niagara Centre, 2018[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jeff Burch 21,618 44.23 −2.49
Progressive Conservative April Jeffs 18,333 37.51 +9.09
Liberal Benoit Mercier 5,779 11.82 −7.93
Green Joe Dias 1,803 3.69 −0.42
None of the Above Joe Crawford 623 1.27
Libertarian Patrick Pietruszko 368 0.75 −0.24
Independent Steve Soos 217 0.44
The People Dario Smagata-Bryan 133 0.27
Total valid votes 48,874 100.0  
Source: Elections Ontario[10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeffs, April. "April Jeffs".
  2. "A snapshot victory". NiagaraThisWeek.com. 26 October 2010.
  3. "Wainfleet Township - April Jeffs". web.archive.org. 1 April 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-04-01.
  4. "April Jeffs, Regional Council Member - Niagara Region, Ontario". web.archive.org. 13 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-03-13.
  5. "April Jeffs wraps up term as mayor of Wainfleet". 5 December 2018.
  6. Média, Bell. "Jeffs latest PC government appointment to NPC". www.iheartradio.ca.
  7. Our Board. "Our Board". Niagaraparks.com. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  8. "Final results" (PDF). www.wainfleet.ca. 2010. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  9. "Election results" (PDF). www.wainfleet.ca. October 28, 2014. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  10. "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 6. Retrieved 20 January 2019.


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