Cathy Burghardt-Jesson

Your Candidate in LambtonKentMiddlesex

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.

People I Have Worked With


I have had the privilege of knowing Cathy Burghardt Jesson through my involvement with Lucan Minor Hockey, when she was serving as the past president when I joined the executive. Cathy is not only passionate but also highly knowledgeable, always taking the time to understand the rules and regulations to make well-informed tough decisions. Her level-headed approach and dedication to doing the hard but fair work have consistently ended with positive results for our community and beyond. She played a role in successfully bringing the 2008 World Under 17 tournament to Lucan and surrounding areas, showcasing our community on a global stage. Additionally, her enthusiastic support and cheerleading during the Hockeyville event in 2018 further demonstrated her commitment to celebrating and promoting local initiatives. Beyond her contributions to hockey, Cathy has been instrumental in shining a spotlight on our small farming community. She has tirelessly advocated for the rural lifestyle, highlighting its many virtues and showcasing the beauty of living in a close-knit community. In summary, Cathy Burghardt Jesson is a dedicated, knowledgeable, and results-driven leader who is deeply committed to our community. Her ability to bring people together, make informed decisions, and drive positive change makes her an excellent candidate. I wholeheartedly endorse Cathy and believe she will continue to make a significant impact on our community at a higher level of government.

Jenny Marrian

Former Lucan Minor Hockey Executive

My Colleagues

Don’t just take my word for it

I have had the pleasure of knowing Cathy Burghardt-Jesson for several years and am fortunate to have participated under her leadership in various functions held strictly for the benefit of her community of Lucan Biddulph and area. I quickly found Cathy to be very congenial, a good listener and planner, well-prepared and organized, and able to determine the core needs of the community and the best course of action to meet the needs of the community. Cathy could handle any setbacks, she would welcome good ideas to incorporate with her own into the planning to easily set goals that could be achieved collectively under the guidance of her strong leadership skills. I wholeheartedly endorse Cathy to represent her community with the highest possible standards of integrity and honesty one could expect in such a role.
John Hebert
Retired Teacher
It has been my pleasure to know and work directly with Cathy Burghardt-Jesson over the past 10+ years on several growth and expansion projects in Middlesex County and Lucan Biddulph Twp. Cathy has a natural sense of leadership for her community and a vision for its future. We all can acknowledge the countless projects she has overseen in the building and growing a better community. Cathy has acquired positive relationships and works well with external partners, while keeping her constituents in mind. Cathy’s has the dedication and a proven record of being an advocate and leader.
Tom McLaughlin
Former Mayor Lucan Biddulph, Past Warden Middlesex County
Cathy Burghardt-Jesson is a proven leader in Lucan Biddulph and Middlesex County. She has been elected mayor of her community 3 times in 2014, 2018 and 2022 and warden of the county in 2020, 2021 and 2023. Cathy helped take her community to the national stage when they won the Kraft Hockeyville competition in 2018. Her impressive track record of accomplishments has earned her the respect of people across the county and demonstrated proof that she has the talent, experience, and ability to represent the citizens of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex in the Ontario Legislature. I look forward to helping Cathy earn the trust of voters in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and become our MPP on May 2.
Doug Reycraft
Former Warden, Mayor and MPP