Deputy mayor, former mayor campaign for top municipal job
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.