Competition in New Perlican
Number of candidates double for Trinity Bay town
In a dramatic change from the 2009 municipal election, voters the Town of New Perlican will head to the polls Sept. 24.
This time around residents will have a choice of who will sit on their council for the next four years, unlike last time when only five residents were nominated for council’s seven seats.
By acclamation, those five candidates took their seat in council chambers, including incumbent Mayor Linda Moyles.
The town did fill the roster after two more nominees went unopposed in the following months.
The number has doubled for 2013, seeing 10 seeking seats on council — four women and six men — with one candidate — Michael Peddle — just reaching the legal voting age of 18.
Deputy Mayor Bill Dunigan is the only incumbent to not seek re-election.
Also on the ballot are: Robert Bown (incumbent), Steve Fudge, Linda Gosling, William Matthews ( incumbent), Marie McDonald (incumbent), Linda Moyles (incumbent mayor), Margaret Penney (incumbent), Greg Shyshko and Max Warren (incumbent).