Sarah Doucette

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Sarah Doucette
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Sarah Doucette as she appeared in 2010
Former Toronto City Councillor
In office
December 1, 2010 – November 30, 2018
Preceded byBill Saundercook
ConstituencyWard 13, Parkdale–High Park
Personal details
BornWinchester, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish, Canadian
OccupationPublic Administrator

Sarah Doucette (About this soundlisten) is a Canadian politician, who served on Toronto City Council from 2010 to 2018. In the 2010 city council election, Doucette defeated Bill Saundercook in Ward 13, Parkdale–High Park.[1] Doucette was born in Winchester, Hampshire but grew up on the Isle of Wight, in the United Kingdom in the 1960s.[2] Doucette came to Canada in 1980. She and her husband have two children. They have lived in the Swansea neighbourhood of Toronto for fifteen years.[2] Doucette worked at the Swansea Town Hall since 2004 and in 2008, she became executive assistant to the executive director. To run for city council she had to take a leave of absence from her job. The 2010 election race was her first campaign.[3] She was re-elected in 2014.

Doucette comes from a long line of municipal politicians. Both her grandfather and her mother were city councillors and were then elected as mayors: he, in Winchester in 1953, and she in the county of the Isle of Wight, during the 1990s.[2] Doucette supported Peggy Nash in her bid to become leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.[4][5]

Election results[]

2014 Toronto Election, Ward 13
Candidate Votes %
Sarah Doucette 16,202 65.6
Nick Pavlov 2,628 10.6
Eugene Melnyk 1,202 4.9
Taras Kulish 1,145 4.6
8 other candidates.[a] 3,514 14.2
Total 24,691 99.9
2010 Toronto election, Ward 13 [6]
Candidate Votes %
Sarah Doucette 10,100 47.04
Bill Saundercook 7,893 36.76
Nick Pavlov 2,109 9.82
Redmond Weissenberger 1,139 5.30
Jackelyn Van Altenberg 228 1.06
Total 21,469 100%


  1. ^ Candidates who posted less than 1,000 votes were: Thomas Dempsey, Matthew Bielaski, Alex Perez, Evan Tummillo, Rishi Sharma, Greg Lada, István Tar, Bohdan Spas
  1. ^ Porter, Catherine (2010-10-26). "Porter: Female breakthrough on Toronto city council". The Toronto Star. Toronto: Torstar. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c Rainford, Lisa (2010-10-26). "Doucette captures Ward 13". Bloor West Villager. Toronto: InsideToronto. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  3. ^ Rainford, Lisa; Erin Hatfield (2010-10-26). "Consultation, Visioning in store for west-end wards". Bloor West Villager. Toronto: InsideToronto. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  4. ^ "Who Supports Whom in NDP Leadership Race". The Hill Times. Ottawa: The Hill Times. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  5. ^ "Peggy Nash Campaign at the NDP Convention". Press Release. Toronto: Peggy Nash. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  6. ^ Watkiss, Uli S. (2010-10-28). "Official Declaration of Results of Voting Monday, October 25, 2010" (PDF). Toronto Votes. City Clerk's Office, City of Toronto. Retrieved 2010-11-03.

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