Two vy­ing for Cupids seat

By­elec­tion sched­uled for Dec. 9

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON

A pair of can­di­dates will vie for a va­cant Town of Cupids coun­cil seat in a by­elec­tion set to take place on Dec. 9.

Vot­ers will choose be­tween Kevin Connolly and Doug Furey when cast­ing their bal­lots at the Cupids Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, where vot­ing will take place.

Nei­ther can­di­date has served on coun­cil, though Furey missed ob­tain­ing a seat in the 2009 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion by only four votes, fin­ish­ing just be­hind Coun. Ross Dawe, who had 150 votes to Furey’s 146.

For Connolly, his run for coun­cil is fu­elled by a de­sire to help the com­mu­nity get things done in or­der to make im­prove­ments, which he says is piv­otal fol­low­ing the suc­cess of Cupids 400 this sum­mer.

Connolly says he will help coun­cil in ev­ery way he can, as all coun­cils in New­found­land and Labrador need bod­ies to com­plete the nec­es­sary work. Re­cently re­tired, Connolly spent 40 years work­ing in the iron ore in­dus­try across Canada, and was a mem­ber of a union.

He says the cur­rent coun­cil is do­ing a good job look­ing af­ter the com­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to look­ing af­ter roads.

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