Fourth time’s a charm
Brenda Trickett wins Carbonear council byelection
It may have taken four attempts, but Brenda Trickett will be the final councillor added to the existing group of six in the Carbonear chamber.
After the March 27 byelection, she earned the post by a margin of 30 votes.
Tricket missed out on a seat during the September general election by 21 votes, a feat she believes was attributed to being hit by a truck five days before the election. She couldn’t go door-to-door because of the physical injuries she endured.
The results, which were posted live on the town’s website, kept many residents on the edge of their seats.
Although Trickett led the way after the first two polls, opponent Bill Dooley passed her lead after the third set of results were available. With only one poll to go, Dooley had increased his lead to 246 versus Brenda’s 203.
The final result saw Trickett take a lead of 361, receiving 158 votes in the advanced poll. Dooley missed the mark with 331.
Trickett will join current councillors Mayor George Butt Jr., Deputy Mayor Frank Butt, and councillors Ray Noel, Bill Bowman, David Kennedy and Ed Goff. She is scheduled to be sworn in March 31. She will be the lone female member of council.
Meanwhile, the following is a breakdown of byelection results:
• Brenda Trickett – 361;
• Bill Dooley – 331;
• Dean Penney – 191;
• Peter Snow – 169;
• Debra Bradbury – 83; and
• Denise Sweeney-Broomfield – 25.
Brenda Tricke t t is the newest elected councillor in the Town of Carbonear.