BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF –
This year's municipal election will see a race for mayor between the incumbent Paul McQueen and councillor Terry Mokriy who has decided to challenge for the title.
Similarly, councillor Aakash Desai will attempt to win the deputy mayor's seat from incumbent Stewart Halliday who has served terms as councillor, deputy mayor and Grey County warden.
Councillor Peggy Harris will not be returning to council, opting out of the October election. Her departure as well as Mokriy and Desai's decisions to leave their seats on council in order to pursue other positions, means that at least three new faces will be voted in to take their council seats.
Cathy Little and Lynn Silverton will attempt to return as councillors for Grey Highlands while six others will join them on the ballot, including Tom Allwood, Wayne Balon, Libby Howell, Dane Nielsen, Danielle Valiquette and former councillor Paul Allen. Jim Dawson is the only candidate for English Public School Board Trustee – Bluewater District School Board (Bruce and Grey - Southgate/Grey Highlands) and will be acclaimed.
What will be the defining issues of the 2018 election campaign? Let us know what you think and stay tuned as we try to distinguish the individuals in the herd.
The election will be decided on October 22. Voting will take place online from October 12 - 22. For more information on how to vote, visit the Municipality of Grey Highlands website. Internet and telephone voting information sessions are scheduled across Grey County. The Grey Highlands info session is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29 at 2pm at the Kinplex, 2 Highland Drive in Flesherton.
To find out if you are on the voting list, visit voterlookup.ca.
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