Three of the four candidates who ran unsuccessfully for a Port Clements council seat in November are seriously thinking about running in the upcoming by-election.
Gerry Johnson, who has 24 years of experience on council, said he has picked up nomination papers but is still considering whether to run for the seat, which became available when Derek Hoenen resigned in June.
Same situation with previous candidates Roy Woolverton and Urs Thomas.
“I haven’t made up my mind,” said Mr. Woolverton on Monday. “I’m betwixt and between.”
Mr. Woolverton is currently the chair of the village’s economic development committee.
Mr. Thomas, an active member of the QCI Chamber of Commerce and the Haida Gwaii Tourism Association, said “it’s a possibility” that he will put his name forward. “I’m still thinking about it,” he said.
Wendy Quinn, who has served four previous terms on council and is well known for her volunteer work in the community flower gardens, said she hadn’t given any thought to running again.
“I’ve been too busy doing the gardens,” she said.
Anyone interested in running for the seat has until Friday at 4 pm (Aug. 4) to hand their nomination papers in to the village office.
Administrator Terry McMullon said two or three nomination packages have been picked up from the village office, but as of Monday, no one had brought any back in. That’s not unusual, he said – most candidates file their nominations on the very last day.
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