Out with the old, in with the new

Some com­mu­ni­ties will see plenty of change af­ter mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE - Ros­alyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

COV­ER­AGE AREA – Although there are some fa­mil­iar faces run­ning for coun­cil in many of the municipalities along the south­west coast, there are plenty of new can­di­dates too, in­clud­ing some for­mer coun­cil­lors who left pol­i­tics but are now seek­ing a re­turn.

Pro­files of the can­di­dates, along with brief Q&A ses­sions, will be forth­com­ing in the weeks prior to the Sept 26 elec­tion. In the mean­time, here are the names of coun­cil nom­i­nees for each mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

Bur­geo

Only the cur­rent mayor, Bar­bara Barter, and two coun­cil­lors, Richard Blag­don and Bill (Wil­liam) Bowles, are seek­ing re-elec­tion. Bowles was added to the board part­way through the last term af­ter an­other coun­cil­lor stepped down. The re­main­ing can­di­dates are: Archibald Durn­ford Jr., SueAnn Peck­ford-Spencer, John Savoury, An­gela Simms, Elizabeth Strick­land, He­len Swift and Kevin Thorne.

Burnt Is­lands

All of the cur­rent mem­bers of Burnt Is­lands coun­cil are seek­ing re- elec­tion. Paul Strick­land is in the run­ning for mayor, as is coun­cil­lor Al­fred Tay­lor. Coun­cil­lors seek­ing an­other term are: Keith Ed­munds, Wal­lace Kinslow, Jason Keep­ing, Ash­ley Mun­den and Ly­dia Thorne. The new can­di­dates are Baine Hod­der and Kevin Hardy.

Isle aux Morts

Seek­ing re- elec­tion this term are cur­rent mayor Steven LeFrense, deputy mayor Wil­liam Durn­ford Jr., and coun­cil­lors Thomas Her­ritt and Seward Lawrence. New faces in the run­ning are: Tonya Har­vey, Lorenzo Lea­mon, Nel­son Lilling­ton and Da­mon Or­gan.

Port aux Basques

Port aux Basques will have a new mayor af­ter the Sept. 26 elec­tions. Cur­rent mayor Todd Strick­land has elected to run as a coun­cil can­di­date in­stead. May­oral can­di­dates are Brian But­ton and John Spencer.

Along with Strick­land, re­turn­ing coun­cil can­di­dates in­clude cur­rent deputy mayor Justin Blacker, and coun­cil­lors Jerome Bat­tiste and Bruce Bur­ton.

There are plenty of new faces run­ning for a seat this term too. The can­di­dates in­clude: Corey Allen, Todd An­der­son, Ch­ester Cof­fin, Richard Far­rell, Bob (Robert) Hinks, James K. Lane Sr., Tracey Lomond, Melvin Keep­ing, Velda Pretty and San­dra Spencer.

Ramea

There’s only one new hat in the ring for Ramea coun­cil this term. Laura Ken­dall is the new face, and joins all but one of the cur­rent coun­cil mem­bers in seek­ing a seat. Seek­ing re-elec­tion are cur­rent mayor Clyde Do­minie, deputy mayor Lester Gould, and coun­cil­lors Bruce Childs, Nancy Poole, Lloyd Ros­siter and Ian Ste­wart.

Rose Blanche

Clay­ton Durn­ford hopes to keep his po­si­tion as mayor and is seek­ing an­other term this elec­tion. Also look­ing to re­turn is deputy mayor Jennifer Keep­ing. Coun­cil­lors seek­ing re­elec­tion are Mar­i­lyn Bernard, Fred Bil­lard, Henry Lawrence, Ruby Porter and Frank Touch­ings. The two new can­di­dates are Gary Bate­man and Clay­ton Har­ris.

Full elec­tion cov­er­age, in­clud­ing pro­files of the can­di­dates from all of the municipalities, will ap­pear in the Sept. 18 edi­tion of The Gulf News.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

Port aux Basques will have a new mayor on Sept. 26.

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