Gil­roy to run in Dis­trict 3

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - NEWS - BY DAR­RELL COLE dar­ Twit­ter: @ADN­dar­rell

If at first you don’t suc­ceed, try again.

That’s Rod Gil­roy’s phi­los­o­phy as he en­ters the face to re­place Keith Hunter as the Cum­ber­land County’s Dis­trict 3 coun­cil­lor.

Gil r oy ran un­suc­cess­fully against Hunter four years ago, but feels he gained valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence to take another run at the of­fice. He and Joe van Vulpen are the two only de­clared can­di­dates to date. The elec­tion is not un­til Oc­to­ber.

Hunter, who is also the war­den of Cum­ber­land County, con­firmed sev­eral weeks ago that he’s re­tir­ing af­ter serv­ing as the Dis­trict 3 coun­cil­lor since 1990.

“I have a proven track record of get­ting things done and I be­lieve I can carry that over to my role as a county coun­cilor,” said Gil­roy.

Gil­roy is a long­time real es­tate bro­ker and owner-man­ager of Cum­ber­land Realty in Amherst. He has been an ac­tive com­mu­nity vol­un­teer for many years and is a sup­porter of the Buy Lo­cal move­ment, 4-H, Ducks Un­lim­ited and the Cum­ber­land County Beef Pro­duc­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

Gil­roy said he is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in see­ing the mu­nic­i­pal­ity pur­sue new eco­nomic ini­tia­tives in co-op­er­a­tion with the prov­ince and will be work­ing to­ward a va­ri­ety of in­fra­struc­ture projects if elected, in­clud­ing repaving the Hast­ings Road.

He also wants to see the county and Amherst work more closely in a pos­i­tive man­ner – some­thing he feels will ben­e­fit both in terms of eco­nomic devel­op­ment, tourism and other shared projects.

“I be­lieve we are stronger when we are work­ing to­gether and fo­cus­ing on com­mon in­ter­ests and goals,” Gil­roy said.


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