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Feature Article - August 17, 2006

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Feature Article - August 17, 2006

Bud Clayton declares for mayor in North Frontenac

by JeffGreen

Two-term councillor Bud Clayton will be seeking the mayor’s post in this November’s municipal election. He submitted his papers recently, making him the only candidate for mayor at this point, although incumbent Mayor Ron Maguire said earlier that he intends to run for re-election and is expected to make that decision official before nominations close at the end of September.

Clayton has served on several committees in the past six years, and is currently the chair of the Waste Management Task Force. He also chaired a task force on the township’s halls during his latest term on council.

He differed from the rest of council over this year’s budget, mentioning at the time that he thought major capital purchases should be brought before council for consideration before the budget process is undertaken. He felt it was impossible to give them due consideration with the pressure of the budget hanging over council.

Other confirmed candidates:


In North Frontenac, nomination papers have been filed by Jim Beam in Ward 3, and Fred Perry (incumbent) in Ward 1.

In Addington Highlands not a single nomination has been received for the four council positions or reeve

In Tay Valley Township, only Deputy Reeve Susan Freeman (incumbent) has submitted papers.

In Lanark Highlands, nomination papers have been received for councillors in some wards, but none for Ward 6 (Elphin-McDonalds Corners) and none for mayor.

In Central Frontenac, Janet Gutowski and Bill McDonald (incumbent) are running for mayor.

In Ward 1 Kennebec , Tom Dewey is running;

In Ward 2 - Olden, Bill Guigue (incumbent);

In Ward 3 - Oso, Ed Beattie, Frances Smith (incumbent), and Bob Harvey (incumbent);

And in Ward 4 Hinchinbrooke, Boyce Peters.

The South Frontenac race is already crowded in Loughborough, Portland , and Storrington.

Incumbent Mayor Bill Lake is the only candidate thus far seeking the mayor’s job in South Frontenac, but there will certainly be no acclamations for council in at least three districts.

In Portland , incumbent Bill Robinson is seeking a third term, and he will be contested by at last five people: Yvette Guthro-Page, Mike Cope, Tom Addison, Doug Lovegrove, Jim Hicks.

In Loughborough, incumbent Ron Vandewal (currently the deputy mayor) is running, as are Fran Willis and Ted Hosler.

In Storrington, incumbent Peter Roos is running, as are John Fillion, Larry York, and Norm Roberts.

In Bedford District, only incumbent Dave Hahn has submitted nomination papers thus far.

Two candidates will be elected as councillors in each of the four districts.

School Board election

In South Frontenac, two people are already declared for the school board trustee election, incumbent Ken Gilpin, and Barb McLaren.

There is one school board trustee for Central and North Frontenac and Addington Highlands, and two time incumbent Ann Goodfellow (current Board Vice-Chair) is seeking a third term. She is uncontested thus far.

Nominations will not close until September 29th, and ballots will be mailed out on or around October 16th. The News will have full coverage of the campaign, and we are in the beginning stages of planning all-candidates’ meetings. If anyone would like to help set up the meetings, please contact us immediately at 613-279-3150

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