Cumby, Smith win seats in byelection
Fred Cumby and Patricia Smith are the newest faces on the Heart’s Content town council.
Cumby garnered 101 votes during the June 7 byelection, while Smith received the support of 85 voters.
They were among the six candidates in the running to fill the two vacant seats on council. The unsuccessful candidates were Ted Hefford (82), Gloria Peddle (57), Marilyn Masters (11), and Pauline Masters (nine).
Some 185 of the 320 eligible voters cast ballots, resulting in a 59.2 per cent voter turnout.
“Everything went well, and we’re pleased,” said town clerk Alice Cumby.
The two seats were declared vacant when councilors Ken George and Jean Boland resigned because of work-and health-related reasons.
The newly elected councilors were scheduled to be sworn in at the regular council meeting on June 8.
The other members of council are Mayor Don Blundon, deputy mayor Art Cumby, and councillors Glenda Hiscock, Fred Driscoll and Tolson Rendell.