Car­bon­ear mayor earns third term

Slade more than dou­bles clos­est com­peti­tor

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

Sam Slade, Car­bon­ear’s in­cum­bent mayor, will be back in his fa­mil­iar seat for another four years.

It will be his third term as mayor and his sixth on coun­cil.

With all polls counted in the town, Slade took the top spot with a to­tal of 1,521 votes.

For­mer deputy mayor Ches Ash will not sit on coun­cil this term, fin­ish­ing the mayoral race with 736 votes.

New­comer Des­mond Led­well had 117.

It was a con­vinc­ing win for Slade af­ter some ob­servers were specu- lat­ing it would be a closer race.

Slade told The Com­pass in a phone in­ter­view im­me­di­ately af­ter he heard the news Sept. 24 he is very thank­ful to the elec­tors in the town.

“Vot­ers came out in out­stand­ing num­bers,” he ex­claimed. “It’s not about the town. It’s about the peo­ple in the town. If you demon­strate that, they will show you that sup­port ev­ery time.”

Slade also thanked his cam­paign team and res­i­dents for speak­ing with him as he went door-to-door.

“I am so de­lighted that peo­ple thought I did a good job and gave me their vote.”

Slade headed to the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion in Car­bon­ear on Ban­ner­man Street next to the town’s work yard af­ter he was named mayor.

A mo­tor­cade of ve­hi­cles honked their horns and sup­port­ers cheered as they headed down Wa­ter Street to meet up with him.

Fam­ily joined Slade to cel­e­brate his suc­cess, in­clud­ing his two big­gest sup­port­ers, his grand­daugh­ters Ge­or­gia and Madi­son Slade of Bris­tol’s Hope.

Elected coun­cil­lors are Ge­orge Butt Jr. who re­ceived the high­est num­ber of votes with 1,544, Frank Butt (1,371), Ray Noel (1,199), Bill Bow­man (1,178), David Kennedy (992) and Ed Goff (837).

Oth­ers on the bal­lot were Brenda Trick­ett (816), Chris­tine Power (733), De­bra Brad­bury (712), Ger­ald (Gerry) Power (521), Mike Ge­orge Jr. (489) and Kyle Brook­ings (269).

Photo by Melissa Jenk­ins/spe­cial to The Com­pass

Car­bon­ear Mayor Sam Slade (mid­dle) won his third term in the top post last week. Cel­e­brat­ing with him are grand­daugh­ters three-year-old Ge­or­gia (left) and eightyear-old Madi­son.

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