Don Darling

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Donald (Don) Darling
Don Darling, Mayor of Saint John.jpg
Mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick
Assumed office
May 25, 2016
Preceded byMel Norton
Personal details
BornFredericton, New Brunswick
ProfessionConstruction Industry Consultant

Donald Darling is a Canadian politician, who currently serves as the mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick. He was elected on May 9, 2016 in the 2016 New Brunswick municipal elections,[1] and was sworn in as mayor on May 25.

Don is known to have an interest in colourful, flamboyant socks.[2] Don is known to engage citizens in person, at local coffee shops, his mayoral office, and online through social media channels. [3] Don was a professional bowler prior to taking office and won many championships in the 1990s; including the Fairview Lanes Centennial Closer Tournament.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Mayoral Candidate Vote %
Don Darling 8,139 42.95
Shelley Rinehart 6,812 35.94
Bill Farren 3,184 16.80
Patty Higgins 604 3.19
Howard Arthur Yeomans 213 1.12


  1. ^ "Don Darling wins mayor's race in Saint John". CBC News. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Don Darling".
  3. ^ "Don Darling - Facebook". Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  4. ^ "Fairview Lanes". Retrieved 2019-02-23.