Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos Not Running For Re-Election, Will Step Down In July

Monday June 20th, 2022

Posted at 1:09pm


Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos has announced that he will not be seeking a sixth term as Mayor and will be stepping away from the Mayor’s office and role next month.

Santos says he is changing course and pursuing a new career opportunity that provides more time and support with his family.

He was first elected to Kingsville Council in 1997. In 2003, he was elected Mayor for the first time and is serving his fifth term as head of council. In 2006, Santos was elected by his peers to serve as the first 4-year term Warden at the County of Essex. He has served as Deputy Warden at the upper-tier level from 2003 to 2006 and from 2018 to present.

“I have nothing but love and passion for community, this community. It has been a true honour to serve and help lead Kingsville through the best of times and toughest of times,” stated Mayor Santos. “I have nothing but praise for this town, and I’ve put my heart and soul into putting Kingsville’s best foot forward when it comes to representing and reflecting the community spirit that thrives here.”

The Town is working closely with Mayor Santos to ensure a smooth transition and seamless continuation of municipal business.

“Kingsville has benefited from Mayor Santos’ dedication and leadership over the past two decades,” said the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer, John Norton. “He has served this community for a very long time, and we thank him for everything he has done to strengthen our municipality.”

Mayor Santos will continue serving as Kingsville’s mayor until July 17th, 2022.

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