In­cum­bent mayor not on bal­lot in Salmon Cove

Six re­turn­ing coun­cil­lors, four new can­di­dates

The Compass - - MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2013 - BYMELISSA JENK­INS melissa.jenk­

The Town of Salmon Cove will be­gin its next term un­der the guid­ance of a new leader, though who he or she is will be de­ter­mined af­ter the Sept. 24 elec­tion.

Nom­i­na­tions are in and in­cum­bent Mayor Nathan Gra­ham will not be on the bal­lot this time around. He earned the deputy mayor spot on coun­cil af­ter the 2009 elec­tion with the sec­ond high­est num­ber of votes.

Gra­ham was later ap­pointed the po­si­tion of mayor in the sum­mer of 2010 af­ter the res­ig­na­tion of the late Roy Rose, who later died of can­cer. A by­elec­tion was held sev­eral months af­ter.

Vic­to­ria Gra­ham, wife of the cur­rent mayor, did speak briefly with The Com­pass on Sept. 4 and said her hus­band is work­ing out of town and felt he could not ded­i­cate the nec­es­sary time to the coun­cil this term.

The re­main­ing mem­bers of coun­cil — Deputy Mayor Carol Rose, John Bur­ton, Garry Butt, Edna Lam­bert, Lisa Rodgers and Janine White — have all put their names for­ward for an­other term in of­fice.

Rodgers is the only in­cum­bent look­ing to serve her first full term. She earned her seat af­ter the by­elec­tion in 2011 when she tied with an­other can­di­date for the po­si­tion. Her name was then blindly se­lected from two pieces of pa­per con­tain­ing both can­di­dates’ names.

Other can­di­dates that will be on the bal­lot are Dana Cole, Gor­don King, Shel­lie Mor­ris and Robin Slade.

The town does not have a sep­a­rate bal­lot for mayor and af­ter they are sworn in, the new coun­cil mem­bers will ap­prove the mayor and deputy mayor po­si­tions.

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