About Cathy

Raised in a family where service to your community was an expectation, Burghardt-Jesson has spent a lifetime living up to those values and giving back to the people around her.

First elected to municipal council in 2010 as the Deputy Mayor of Lucan Biddulph, Cathy Burghardt-Jesson has passionately served the residents of her community for well over a decade. Since 2014, Burghardt-Jesson has served as Mayor of Lucan Biddulph, and between the years of 2014 and 2023, she fought to further the well-being of families in rural Ontario as a Councillor and the Warden of Middlesex County. She now continues her service to Middlesex County as Deputy Warden.

A former small business owner, Burghardt-Jesson understands the importance of the rural economy and has seen first-hand how Doug Ford continues to fail rural communities.

I am thrilled to join Bonnie Crombie’s team and look forward to getting to work on day one to be the strong partner that rural Ontario deserves. Cathy Burghardt-Jesson