Women dom­i­nate Bryant’s Cove bal­lot

The Compass - - SPORTS -

Un­like many town coun­cils in Trin­ity Con­cep­tion, the Town of Bryant’s Cove is play­ing a very un­tra­di­tional role in mu­nic­i­pal pol­i­tics, at least in terms of gen­der.

Just like the pre­vi­ous town coun­cil, fe­males will out­num­ber males in the coun­cil cham­ber.

Three of the five fe­male can­di­dates are guar­an­teed to earn a spot on coun­cil, while the only two males on the bal­lot have that op­por­tu­nity.

The Bryant’s Cove coun­cil is made up of five mem­bers, un­like other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties that have seven. There is no sep­a­rate bal­lot for mayor.

For the pre­vi­ous term, both the mayor and deputy mayor po­si­tions were held by women, some­thing also un­com­mon in an area where it is pri­mar­ily males who hold the top seat.

There will also be some changes to the coun­cil.

Deputy Mayor Marie Stone and Coun. Richard Ryall have de­cided not to run in the elec­tion.

Those hop­ing to take their place on coun­cil are: Glo­ria Best, Mar­garet Crane (in­cum­bent), Dale Drover, Kim­berly Shep­pard (in­cum­bent mayor), Roland Stone, War­rick Stone (in­cum­bent) and Mavis Yet­man.

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