Coun­cil va­cancy in Heart’s Con­tent

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

If can­di­dates show in­ter­est, vot­ers in Heart’s Con­tent will have a sec­ond elec­tion to con­tend with only a month af­ter the May 7 fed­eral elec­tion takes place.

For­mer coun­cil­lor Ken Ge­orge has re­signed, leav­ing one spot up for grabs on the seven-seat coun­cil.

Town clerk Alice Cumby said if mul­ti­ple can­di­dates show in­ter­est by the May 17 dead­line for nom­i­na­tions, a by­elec­tion will be held on June 7.

If the last mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion in 2009 gives any in­di­ca­tion, there is a strong chance mul­ti­ple can­di­dates will step for­ward. In that elec­tion, the names of 17 can­di­dates ap­peared on the bal­lot.

The cur­rent coun­cil in­cludes long-time Mayor Don Blun­don, Deputy Mayor Art Cumby, and coun­cil­lors Jean Boland, Fred Driscoll, Glenda His­cock and Tol­son Ren­dell.

Ge­orge re­ceived the sev­enth most votes in the 2009 elec­tion with 109, nar­rowly beat­ing his clos­est com­peti­tor, in­cum­bent Glo­ria Ped­dle, by six votes.

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