While Doug Ford lost to John Tory, his nephew Michael Ford was easily elected to his first term as Ward 1 trustee (Etobicoke North) on the Toronto District School Board.
He had initially filed papers to run for councillor in Ward 2, but later ran for trustee after Rob stepped down from the mayoral race to run for his old council seat.
Ford, 20, had pulled in 10,511 votes for 43.7 per cent of the vote as of Monday night. It was almost double the votes of incumbent John Hastings, his nearest competitor in a field of eight candidates.
The son of Rob and Doug's sister Kathy, Michael has studied at Humber College and worked for Deco Labels and Tags, the Ford family business. He has also worked as a councillor at Camp Kandalore in Algonquin Highlands, Ont.
Though Doug said Michael would not do any interviews during the campaign, he was available to reporters on election night.
Michael Ford, a newly-elected trustee at all of 20, is here. He is friendly and genial and seems surprisingly substantive.— Ivor Tossell (@ivortossell) October 28, 2014
Michael Ford is now doing interviews. He explains he didn't previously speak to media because of a complete focus on "door-knocking."— Jonathan Goldsbie (@goldsbie) October 28, 2014
Trustee-elect Mike Ford is here. He said "thank you very much" as he walked past me, which I guess you could count as an interview.— Matt Elliott (@GraphicMatt) October 28, 2014
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