Towns release candidates’ names for upcoming election
Candidates have come forward for the Sept. 26 municipal elections across the province, with nomination day taking place recently in respective towns.
In Springdale, incumbents Dave Edison, Brenda Dicks, Joe Tompkins and Francis Wheeler will be seeking re-election. Newcomers Rhodes Pelley, Peter Andrews, Kim Blackler, Shawn Weir and Janet Harris hope to join the new council.
In Baie Verte, the town originally released a list of eight candidates for the upcoming election, including Mindy Russell, Shawn Russell, Brandon Philpott, Ryan White, Christopher Howell, Bradley Haas, Gerard Dyer and Scott Furey. Later in the day, the original Facebook post was removed and a new post stated five people were acclaimed to council and a byelection for the remaining spots will be held later. Bradley Haas, Gerard Dyer and Mindy Russell were no longer on the list. A town representative said out of respect for privacy, all he could say was the remaining five are the “qualified nominees who have not withdrawn.”
Candidates for the election in Triton are Harvey Henstridge, Stedman Rideout, Bramwell Roberts, Darrin Roberts, Gilbert Roberts, Jason Roberts, Doretta Strickland, Leon Strickland, Lindy Vincent, Edmund Whelan, Pat Williams and Jeremy Winsor.
Bobby Hull and Neville Robinson are running for mayor in Middle Arm. Seeking councillor positions are Jamie Burton, Rowena Bussey, Derrick Chipp, Morris Chipp, Travis England, Jason Mitchell, Maud Noble, Richard Prouse, Barry Robinson, Robert Robinson, Sandra Robinson Young, Daphne Saunders, Murray Tilley and Josephine Thomas.
Six candidates are in the running for five seats on council in Pilley’s Island. Nicole Holland, Terry Hoskins, Corey Roberts, Otto Ryan, Nora Tizzard and Betty Traverse will be seeking election Sept. 26. The polling station will be at the town office.
In South Brook, eight people are vying for seven seats. Checo Hewlett, Donald Higdon, Ronald McKay, Wallace McKay, Gordon Milley, Rocky Morey, Gene Parsons and Glenn Rowsell have put their names forward. The polling station will also be at the town hall.
In King’s Point, 10 people are trying to secure one of seven positions on council. The list includes Perry Blanchard, Stewart Bowers, Bob Budgell, Brad Burt, Deborah Cakes, Perry Gillingham, Peter Gillingham, Ryan Kelley, Harold Newbury and Travis Richards. The polling station will also be at the town hall.