Learn who the candidates are in the upcoming municipal election in Lewisporte.
The Town of Lewisporte has released the list of candidates in this year’s municipal election.
In all nine candidates are vying for the six available council seats.
The newcomers to the race are: Stephen Hollett Krista Freake
Two current Lewisporte councillors are looking to make a return to the council chambers: Kenneth Tucker Lester Watton Noticeably absent from this years ballot are perennial candidates Jim Snow, who spent over 20 years on council, and Edward Vatcher, another long-serving member for the community. Coun. Derek Snow is also ab- sent from this year’s ballot.
Outgoing Mayor Brian Sceviour, who won the 2013 election uncontested, is also absent from this year’s ballot. Sceviour had indicated in an earlier interview with The Pilot he had not yet decided whether to take on the role moving into the future. With the release of the official list of candidates, Sceviour’s departure from municipal politics is now decided.
Residents of Lewisporte will get to decide the victor of this year’s mayoral race. Current Deputy Mayor John Mullet is looking to take over the mayor’s chair but will have to face former Lewisporte mayor Betty Clarke on the ballot.
The Pilot will be reaching out to all candidates in this year’s election in an effort to provide readers with a synopsis of the candidates. The Pilot will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Voters in Lewisporte will have nine council candidates to choose from in this year’s municipal election while Betty Clarke will face John Mullet for the mayor’s chair.