Up­per Is­land Cove by­elec­tion

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

Vot­ers in Up­per Is­land Cove have elected Brian Drover to serve the com­mu­nity as a town coun­cil­lor. A new­comer to mu­nic­i­pal pol­i­tics, Drover at­tracted twice as many votes as fel­low can­di­date Valen­tine ‘Val’ Slaney, win­ning by a 331-149 mar­gin in last Tues­day’s by­elec­tion. Drover has been in­volved with the Up­per Is­land Cove Parks and Recre­ation As­so­ci­a­tion, but could have been per­ceived as an un­der­dog in light of Slaney’s past ex­pe­ri­ence on coun­cil. Slaney was an in­cum­bent can­di­date in the last gen­eral elec­tion, but fell 17 votes short of ty­ing the sixth-place can­di­date. Drover was sched­uled to be sworn in at the April 27 coun­cil meet­ing.

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