Cupids mayor out
Geraldine Curran will not be returning as mayor of Cupids after last week’s vote in that historic Conception Bay town.
The incumbent mayor received 129 votes, not enough to give her a seat on council.
Incumbent councillors Norma Bonnell, 110 votes and John Mugford, 77 were also unsuccessful in their bids for re-election.
For the next four years the town’s municipal affairs are in the hands of a group made up of three incumbent councillors and three newcomers.
Some 365 of the 604 eligible voters (60 per cent) cast their ballots in the Sept. 29 election.
Incumbent councillor Ronald Laracy topped the polls with 215 votes followed by newcomer Harold Akerman with 194. Incumbent councillors Frank Bishop and Christine Burry received 167 and 151 respectively, while newcomers Ira Butler attracted 165; Harvey Puddister, 157 and Ross Dawe, 150.
Newcomers Douglas Furey, 146; Dale Linthorne, 122; Clyde Wells, 71 and Frank Wells, 70 were also defeated.