Len­noxville elec­tion meet-and-greet draws lim­ited au­di­ence

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - By Gor­don Lam­bie

Most of the can­di­dates run­ning for city or district coun­cilor po­si­tions in Len­noxville, as well as three of those run­ning for Mayor of Sher­brooke, were out to meet the pub­lic on Wed­nes­day night at gath­er­ing in the base­ment of the Hope Com­mu­nity Church. Or­ga­nized by can­di­dates Roy Pat­ter­son and Michael Labarre, the gath­er­ing was a sim­ple open-house style event where lo­cal res­i­dents were in­vited to come and get to know the peo­ple look­ing to be a part of their lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal govern­ment.

Labarre es­ti­mated that 50 to 60 peo­ple came out at some point in the evening and said that both he and Pat­ter­son were pleased with the out­come. The ma­jor­ity of visi­tors, he said, came for the first half of the event and made the rounds of all of those can­di­dates present.

May­oral Can­di­date De­nis Pel­lerin said that he felt the turnout was small.

“(Peo­ple) are all ei­ther not in­ter­ested or they’ve made up their minds,” Pel­lerin said, be­fore ad­mit­ting that some may have been too busy to come out.

Pel­lerin was joined by op­po­nents Hélène Pigot and Pa­trick Tétreault. Fel­low may­oral can­di­dates Steve Lussier and Bernard Sévi­gny did not make an ap­pear­ance.

Len­noxville Bor­ough Pres­i­dent can­di­date Claude Char­ron and Fairview district coun­cilor can­di­date Ber­trand Collins also did not come to the event.

One of those who made the trip out to the event was Len­noxville Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Steve Pankovitch. The LRA Pres­i­dent pointed out that any­one in­ter­ested in the up­com­ing elec­tion who was not able to make it out on Wed­nes­day has a sec­ond chance next Mon­day night at the Pres­by­te­rian Church in Len­noxville, where the as­so­ci­a­tion will be host­ing an open fo­rum with the lo­cal can­di­dates start­ing at 6:30 p.m.

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