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Councillor Ward 6

Kawartha Lakes


Ron Ashmore: Working for Ward 6  & Kawartha Lakes

I'm committed to serving my community and residents in a personable and accountable manner. 

My Platform for 2022-2026:

Always put Ward 6 residents first

Boots on ground councillor for you

Complete many more roads and projects next term

Responsible spending and debt

Less red tape for development and job creation

Support agriculture and rural culture

Continue lake management projects

I will continue to provide you with excellent customer service


Municipal By-Law Appeals Committee (Chair)

Community Policing Advisory Board OPP (Member)

Agricultural Development Advisory Board (Council Representative) 

2024 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo Special Events Committee

Municipal Drainage Board (Vice-Chair)

Court of Revision Member Drainage Board (Chair)

Municipal Heritage Committee (Council Representative)

Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (Council Representative)

Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes Omemee Community Fund

Serving the people ofWard 6 and Kawartha Lakes on the following Boards & Committees:


During the last four years you gave me the opportunity to go to work on improving Ward 6 in all areas.The following is a list of the work I achieved on your behalf:

Over $10M in infrastructure improvements and projects for Ward 6

Brought numerous memos to Council directing staff to include many communities and roads within the 5-year roads plan

Made communities safer by installing a 4 Way Stop between Omemee and Downeyville and reducing speed zones in various built up areas throughout Ward 6

Improved customer service to residents by logging over 300 case files for many issues. All have been resolved or are in progress

Kept my promise of securing over 1000 jobs that came to our municipality in the past four years

During the early part of the pandemic I, along with help from individuals and businesses, coordinated donations of PPE to Pinecrest nursing home and our EMS

Advocated at Council for responsible spending and debt control

Worked with Trent Severn Waterway and First Nations on an agreement concerning Wild Rice planting and harvesting in Pigeon Lake

Supported the Council resolution to drop commercial development charges for up to 2500 sq. m. to encourage economic development

Worked to freeze the mpac assessment for farms and residential properties

Worked to have the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo come to Kawartha Lakes in 2024

Attended 100% of Council meetings during my term to ensure maximum representation for Ward 6 Constituents


Margaret Gorrell


Ron has worked tirelessly to make sure roads in Ward 6 have been re done where and when needed.

He has also made sure a badly needed 4 Way Stop was put in place at Sturgeon and Peace Road which has seen many unnecessary accidents over the years. On October 14- 24th vote for Ron and he will get the job done.

Jules Sobrian


Thanks Ron, for taking care of Ward 6 so well for the last four years. We need more of the same.

Vote for Ron Ashmore from the 14th to the 24th October

Hardy Patel


Since the day we moved here, we couldn’t have been welcomed better to the community by Ron Ashmore. He is dedicated, hard working and genuine. Wanting nothing but the best for his community, his leadership and initiative has made our community an amazing place to be.

Thank you for all your help and everything you’ve done for us. Cheers to that and more service to come!


Married to Catherine - we have four sons; Charles, Michael, Nicholas, Jonathan and our daughter in law Samantha.


2018 - Present

Councillor Ward 6, City of Kawartha Lakes

2013 - Present

Licensed Mortgage Agent, self employed contractor specializing in financing for farmers, commercial and residential clients

2006 - 2014

Municipal Councillor City of Kawartha Lakes: Ward 14

1994 - 2010

Salem Emily Cemetery Corporation. Employee, Past General Manager

1989 - Present

Ashmore Farms Ltd. Small farm corporation west of Dunsford, ON

1987 - 1988

Irvine Farms, Springston, New Zealand


1982 - 1984

Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Associate Diploma in Agriculture, Agribusiness major

1977 - 1982

I.E. Weldon Secondary School, Lindsay, ON

1969 - 1977

Lady Eaton Elementary School, Omemee, ON



Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Agicorp Farm Business Registered

Holstein Canada

University of Guelph OAC 84A Alumni

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

Omemee Legion Branch 497

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) Inc.

Salem Emily Cemetery

Past General Manager, secretary treasurer, property management, annual reports, contracts, by laws.

City of Kawartha Lakes Dairy Producer Committee

Organized events, promoted dairy products at fairs and sporting events. Lobbied trade representatives in preparation for World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations. Conducted meetings on local, provincial, national and international dairy issues.

Victoria County Agricultural Training Committee

Worked with provincial and federal governments to develop training courses for the rural community

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