Jeff Green | Jan 08, 2014
Henry Hogg, the long-serving reeve of Addington Highlands Township, arrived at the township office in Flinton just after 8:30 on the morning of January 2, the first day of nominations for the 2014 municipal election. He was met by the township clerk, Jack Pauhl, who already had the nomination papers ready for Hogg to throw his hat in the ring once again.
“I was kind of disappointed,” he said later when contacted by phone, “when the mayor of Toronto put his name forward on the same day and there was all sorts of media present, but it was only the clerk and myself in Flinton.”
Henry Hogg may not be as controversial as Rob Ford, but he does have a longer track record. He served as reeve of Denbigh township on two occasions before municipal amalgamation in 1998. He served as reeve of Addington Highlands for two terms, between 1998 and the end of 2003, and then did not run for re-election. Ken Hook replaced him, and was reeve between 2004 and the end of 2006.
Henry Hogg has been elected twice since then, in 2006 and 2010. In October he will be seeking a 5th term as Addington Highlands reeve.
“I enjoy it, said Hogg, who served as Lennox and Addington County warden in 2010 and 2011, “and since I am now retired I have the time to devote to the job. I think we've made some headway over the years.”
Adding interest to the Addington Highlands election this year is a fire hall building project that is set to commence this spring, provided one of the bids that will be opened next week is accepted by Council.