Com­pe­ti­tion for Win­ter­ton town coun­cil

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NICHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

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.

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