Bougie run­ning

The Glengarry News - - News - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

South Glen­garry coun­cil­lor Trevor Bougie will be seek­ing re­elec­tion this fall, look­ing to re­tain the seat he’s held since 2010.

“It has been an ex­cit­ing eight years rep­re­sent­ing the com­mu­nity while work­ing with our neigh­bours and upper lev­els of govern­ment to sup­port lo­cal ini­tia­tives and im­prove­ments to ben­e­fit the res­i­dents of South Glen­garry,” Mr. Bougie re­cently told The News. “It has been a very re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Mr. Bougie, 33, is a Sum­mer­stown na­tive who now re­sides in Lan­caster with his wife, Laura. A teacher at Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Catholic School in Corn­wall, he is a Char-Lan District High School alum who grad­u­ated from Lau­ren­tian Uni­ver­sity in 2009 with a BA in ed­u­ca­tion fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of a four-year hon­ours de­gree in sports and phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion.

In 2010, Mr. Bougie ran on a cam­paign plat­form fo­cus­ing on im­prov­ing com­mu­nity stan­dards/ser­vices, and the pro­mo­tion and de­vel­op­ment of the lo­cal econ­omy.

Those re­main part of his 2018 plat­form.

“I value and un­der­stand the im­por­tance of lo­cal peo­ple and lo­cal busi­nesses,” said Mr. Bougie, whose par­ents, Kevin and Anne, owned and op­er­ated Bougie’s Mini Mart in Sum­mer­stown Sta­tion for over 25 years.

“The num­ber one rea­son I’m run­ning again is I want to have a pos­i­tive im­pact in the town­ship and I want it to con­tinue to be a great place to work and live for my fam­ily and ev­ery­one else.”

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