MacDonald kicks off campaign; McDonell stepping down
After more than six years in the Deputy Mayor’s chair, Jamie MacDonald is gunning for the top spot at North Glengarry council.
Mr. MacDonald, who became Deputy Mayor after the township’s former mayor, Grant page last week.
In the video, Mr. MacDonald praises the current council for a number of initiatives including securing grants for the Maxville water project, the community improvement plan, and completing its bridge rehabilitation program in Lochiel and Kenyon eight years ahead of schedule.
As mayor, he hopes to prepare for growth and development in Alexandria and Maxville, improve infrastructure in the township’s hamlets, and continue offering services without overtaxing residents.
Mr. MacDonald, who used to operate The Atlantic bar and restaurant in Alexandria before moving into a career in real estate, called himself a proud lifelong resident of North Glengarry. During his long service with the municipality, he has also served as warden for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
Mr. MacDonald won’t be challenged by current mayor Chris McDonell, who says he’s stepping down after 19 years in municipal politics.
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Jamie MacDonald Crack, was elected to Queen’s Park, in 2012, made his intentions known by launching a brief bilingual video on his Facebook