NORMAND RIOPEL IS NEW CHAMPLAIN TOWNSHIP MAYOR
Normand Riopel will replace Gary Barton as the mayor of Champlain Township.
“I listened to people, I talked to people, I told them my vision,” Riopel said, crediting his door-to-door campaign for his success.
Mayor Gary Barton chose not to run for reelection, ending close to four decades of his involving in local municipal politics, first as a member of Vankleek Hill village council and then as both councillor and mayor of Champlain Township following the 1998 amalgamation. Riopel was one of three sitting councillors who chose to take a chance on taking Barton’s place as the township’s new mayor in the October 22 civic election.
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contender without previous experience on township council, received 602 votes. There were 4,626 votes cast on the ballot for the mayoral race with 21 listed as spoiled and five voters who declined to choose a candidate.
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Normand Riopel a serré la main de tous au Centre communautaire de Vankleek Hill, le 22 octobre, lorsque le décompte final des votes a révélé sa victoire au scrutin avec 1676 votes, pour ainsi devenir le nouveau maire du canton de Champlain. M. Riopel remplace le maire Gary Barton, qui se retire de la politique municipale.