Ni­cholas Ouel­let wins

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

The peo­ple of Stanstead have spo­ken and they have cho­sen youth over ex­pe­ri­ence. In what was a com­pet­i­tive con­test, with six can­di­dates run­ning for one seat on the Stanstead coun­cil, twenty-five year-old Ni­cholas Ouel­let re­ceived 142 votes , only one more than Ge­orges O’Shaugh­nessy who has un­til Thurs­day to ask for a re­count if he so de­sires.

“I put up signs, sent out pam­phlets, and went door-todoor and met a lot of peo­ple that way. Many said that I was the only can­di­date who had gone to see them. I was also told by many that we need to have young peo­ple in­volved in the town,” com­mented Mr. Ouel­let af­ter the elec­tion.

“My pri­or­i­ties will be lis­ten­ing to peo­ple, and tak­ing the ad­vice of the other coun­cil­lors while I’m learn­ing. I’d like to thank ev­ery­one who en­cour­aged me and came out and sup­ported me,” con­cluded the new coun­cil­lor. A to­tal of 450 votes were cast – not bad for a by-elec­tion in a town of only 2,800!

Newly elected coun­cil­lor Ni­cholas Ouel­let (right) is seen here with fel­low coun­cil­lor Guy Ouel­let, also his dad.

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