Competition for Winterton town council
The members of council in Winterton are going to have a fight on their hands when municipal elections roll around on Sept. 24.
This is after eight new candidates tendered their nominations, plus five incumbent members of council.
A total of 13 candidates will find their names on the ballot on election night. It is a number one town official is calling “tremendous.”
Among those seeking re-election are Mayor Mark Sheppard and Deputy Mayor David Reid. Joining them are councillors Hilda Green, Gary Hiscock and Lori Hiscock.
Green is the newest member of council having been elected during a by-election in March 2012, which also featured Kim Reid. Reid is a candidate in the upcoming election.
Stepping away will be councillors Paul Coates and Gregory Coates.
Adding their name to the ballot along with Reid are the following: Linda Cole; Roger Green; Abraham Harnum; James Harnum; Ronald Harnum; Edward Hiscock; and Charles Reid.
Like many towns the size of Winterton, there is no separate ballot for mayor.
Traditionally, this has meant the councillor who receives the highest number of votes will be named the town’s mayor.
However, in recent years, councillors have voted amongst themselves on the top two elected positions.