Dominix wins byelection
Just over 30 per cent of voters take part
It turns out that a third try was a charm for Tony Dominix, who earned a seat on the Spaniard’s Bay municipal council with a victory in a byelection held on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Dominix garnered 231 of the 598 votes cast in the election.
Unsuccessful candidates included Mary J. Mesh (171), Mose Anthony (161) and Chris Barrett (35).
Returning officer and town clerk/manager Tony Ryan said 31.4 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots, which was lower than the roughly 41 per cent who voted in the last byelection in 2007.
Dominix has already stepped in with both feet, and was scheduled to be sworn in during council’s regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 8.
Dominix is the owner/operator of a small engine repair company, and had previously ran for council on two other occasions. He is 49 years-of-age.
A byelection became necessary following the resignation of former councillor Calvin Noseworthy.
Other members of council include Mayor John Drover, deputy mayor Tony Menchions, and councillors Eric Jewer, Brenda Seymour, Wayne Smith, and Sheri Collins.
Photo by Terry Roberts/The Compass Tony Dominix is the newest member of the Spaniard’s Bay town council.