Ban­croft with­draws from Trustee race

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CORN­WALL, On­tario - Cur­rent South Stor­mont Mayor and Up­per Canada District School Board (UCDSB) can­di­date Jim Ban­croft an­nounced that he would with­draw from the race for school board trustee.

Ban­croft made the an­nounce­ment via press re­lease on Mon­day, Oct. 1.

“To­day, I am an­nounc­ing that due to some on­go­ing health is­sues dat­ing back to the first week of Au­gust, I am with­draw­ing from seek­ing elec­tion as an Up­per Canada District School Board Trustee,” Ban­croft’s press re­lease reads. “In do­ing so, I also re­al­ize my name will re­main on the bal­lot. To­day’s an­nounce­ment will hope­fully give all res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to re­view the in­for­ma­tion on the other can­di­dates, John Dana­her and Mar­shall Wil­son, be­fore cast­ing your bal­lot.”

Ban­croft stated that ru­ral ed­u­ca­tion was some­thing that he hoped would stay at the fore­front of the dis­cus­sion.

“The UCDSB faces many chal­lenges in the near term. Ru­ral ed­u­ca­tion should never be dis­counted, and main­tain­ing our ru­ral schools lo­cated in our ham­lets and vil­lages must al­ways re­main a pri­or­ity for ev­ery trustee seek­ing your sup­port,” he wrote. “I am sure the re­main­ing can­di­dates will also be sup­port­ive.”

The elec­tion is on Oct. 22.

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