Gilroy to run in District 3
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.