Four-way race for mayor in Port Clements

  • Oct. 10, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Masset and Queen Charlotte mayors to be acclaimed–It looks like mayors will be acclaimed in Masset and Queen Charlotte, while residents of Port Clements will be able to choose from a list of four candidates running for mayor. When the nomination period closed Friday afternoon, current Masset mayor Andrew Merilees was the only candidate to come forward. In Queen Charlotte, where incumbent Carol Kulesha had previously announced that she would not be running, councillor Greg Martin was the only person to submit a nomination. In Port Clements, meanwhile, four candidates have filed nominations to run for mayor. They are Ian Gould, currently a councillor; Judy Hadley, who ran for mayor in the last election and has served as councillor previously; Urs Thomas, a councillor who has been the acting mayor since Wally Cheer died in August; and Dennis Reindl, who has no previous council experience. There will be elections for council in all three villages. In Masset, five candidates are seeking four seats: incumbents Bret Johnston, Barry Pages and Jason Thompson, and newcomers Zoe Sikora and Tony Tyler. In Port, seven candidates are seeking four seats: incumbent Matt Gaspar, and newcomers Brigid Cumming, Christine Cunningham, Douglas Daugert, Angela Mielecki, Charleen O’Brien-Anderson and Betty Stewart. In Charlotte, five candidates are seeking four seats: incumbent Ellen Cranston, and newcomers Richard Decembrini, Jennifer Dysart, Sabrina Frazier and Jo-Anne MacMullin. (These lists could change as candidates have until Oct. 17 to withdraw their names.) The election will be held Nov. 15.

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