In the end, the 2010 mayoral vote in the City of Ottawa wasn’t even close.

Jim Watson was the winner by a landslide, picking up more than 48 per cent of the total votes over incumbent Larry O’Brien (24 per cent) and Clive Doucet (nearly 15 per cent).

Any curiosity over who would win the race for the mayor’s chair was snuffed out quickly as Watson was unofficially declared the winner about 30 minutes after the polls closed on yesterday evening.

“It’s good to be back home,” Watson said from his election night headquarters at the Ukrainian Hall on Byron Avenue.

“The people of Ottawa have voted for change in a very big way. I thank you for your confidence in my leadership. This is a real honour for me.”

Watson begins his second go-around as the mayor of Ottawa on Dec. 1.

 

Winners by ward

 

1 – Orleans
Bob Monette* (59.99%)

2 – Innes
Rainer Bloess* (69.9%)

3 – Barrhaven
Jan Harder* (66.31%)

4 – Kanata North
Marianne Wilkinson* (50.49%)

5 – West Carleton–March
Eli El-Chantiry* (77.4%)

Ward 6 – Stittsville
Shad Qadri (91.46%)

7 – Bay
Mark Taylor (38.26%)

8 – College
Rick Chiarelli* (64.96%)

9 – Knoxdale-Merivale
Keith Egli (30.68%)

10 – Gloucester-Southgate
Diane Deans* (48.48%)

11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville
Michel Bellemare* (47.58%)

12 – Rideau-Vanier
Georges Bédard* (44.84%)

13 – Rideau-Rockcliffe
Peter Clark (25.84%)

14 – Somerset
Diane Holmes* (66.51%)

15 – Kitchissippi
Katherine Hobbs (44.18%)

16 – River
Maria McRae* (59.55%)

17 - Capital
David Chernushenko?(41.34%)

18 – Alta Vista
Peter Hume* (59.49%)

19 - Cumberland
Stephen Blais (52.36%)

20 - Osgoode
Doug Thompson* (67.26 %)

21 – Rideau-Goulbourn
Scott Moffatt (52.64%)

22 – Gloucester-South Nepean
Steve Desroches (84.40%)

23 – Kanata South
Allan Hubley (48.80%)
* Denotes incumbent
Results as of press time