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A race in every ward with municipal candidates nominations closing at 2 p.m.

There are four hats in the ring seeking the mayor’s seat in Prince Edward County this fall – and as the morning of deadline for nominations, there is a race for councillor seats in each ward.

The nomination period for the Oct. 24 municipal election ends Friday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Following the nomination period, Clerk Blumenberg will review all nominations to prepare a certified list of candidates.

Running against current mayor Steve Ferguson are Dianne O’Brien, Kyle Mayne and Terry Shortt.

Candidates filed for wards, so far, include:
Ward 1 Picton (two seats)
Phil St. Jean
Kate MacNaughton
Jane Lesslie
Phil Adie
Peter Morch

Ward 2 Bloomfield/Hallowell (two seats)
Brad Nieman
Phil Prinzen
Sarah Moffatt

Ward 3 Wellington (one seat)
Heather Norlock
Corey Engelsdorfer
Jennifer Cobb

Ward 4 Ameliasburgh (three seats)
Bill Tkach
Sam Grosso
Janice Maynard
Roy Pennell
Paul Boyd

Ward 5 Athol (one seat)
Sam Branderhorst
Tom Harrison
Elis Ziegler
Robert (Bob) Rogers

Ward 6 Sophiasburgh (one seat)
Bill Roberts
Paul Drake

Ward 7 Hillier (one seat)
Chris Braney
Dee Hazell
Paul VanHaarlem

Ward 8 North Marysburgh (one seat)
David Harrison
Ben Thornton

Ward 9 South Marysburgh (one seat)
John Hirsch
Ryan Kreutzwiser

English Public School Board wards 1,2,5,8,9 (one seat)
Judith Burfoot
Stacey Lewis

English Public School Board ward 3,4,7,6 (one seat)
Hale Ferguson
Sarah Bobas
Rachel Prinzen

English Separate School (Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board) (one seat)
Jacqueline Fernandes

Le Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (one seat)
Rachel Laforest

Le Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est (one seat)
Michel Charron

 

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  1. Fred says:

    Under the current system the Mayors platform isn’t any more important than a Councilors. They have 1 vote out of 14. Premier Ford is proposing to change that so that Mayors have more power in setting an agenda including veto power.

  2. Dennis Fox says:

    I am happy to see democracy at work. I hope to see mayoralty candidates advertising their platform and knocking on doors.

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