Deputy mayor, for­mer mayor cam­paign for top mu­nic­i­pal job

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - The Province -

GE­ORGE­TOWN — The deputy and a for­mer mayor are chal­leng­ing for the top mu­nic­i­pal job here in the Kings County cap­i­tal.

Cur­rent Mayor Lewis Lavandier, who has served as deputy mayor for the past nine years, squares off against for­mer mayor Micheal Gal­lant.

“I be­lieve it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the mayor to first al­low coun­cil mem­bers to do the job they were elected to do,’’ said Lavandier, who took over as mayor last sum­mer with the sud­den res­ig­na­tion of past mayor Peter Llewellyn. “Mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment can not be ef­fec­tive if coun­cil mem­bers are headed in one di­rec­tion and the mayor in an­other.’’

Gal­lant has served three terms as mayor in the past and is a chair of the for­mer South­ern Kings health re­gion.

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