Here are your candidates . . .
By Chad Ingram
Published July 27, 2018
The nomination period for municipal elections on Oct. 22 closed at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and final unofficial candidates lists are in.
In Minden Hills, Mayor Brent Devolin who appeared he would reclaim his position by acclamation, now has two competitors. He will be challenged by Wayne Hancock and Jarrett Campbell as head of council.
Longtime Ward 1 Councillor Lisa Schell has been acclaimed deputy mayor of Minden Hills. Current Deputy Mayor Cheryl Murdoch did not seek re-election.
For Minden Hills' councillor-at-large position, John Teljeur will take on incumbent Ron Nesbitt.
The race in Ward 1 has heated up in recent days. The ward, which has two seats at the council table and encompasses the former Anson, Hindon and Minden township, now has six candidates.
Clayton Cameron, Jennifer Hughey, Richard Bradley, Dwight Thomas, Bob Carter and Rob Luke will each vie for one of those two seats.
In Ward 2, the former Lutterworth township, current Councillor Pam Sayne is being contested by Mike Grozelle.
While current Ward 3 Councillor Jean Neville had been filed to run in Ward 1, she has withdrawn to run again in Ward 3, where her competitor will be Russ Duhaime.
In Algonquin Highlands, Mayor Carol Moffatt will reclaim her position by acclamation. This is the third consecutive term that Moffatt, who also served a term as Ward 2 councillor, has been acclaimed to the role.
In Ward 1, Dorset and surrounding area, Juila Shortreed and David Lawson are candidates.
In Ward 2, the former Stanhope township, which has two seats, councillors Lisa Barry and Liz Danielsen will be acclaimed to their roles, each heading into their third term. Danielsen is currently the township's deputy mayor, that position elected by councillors themselves following the general election.
In Ward 3, Oxtongue Lake and surrounding area, current Ward 1 Councillor Brian Lynch will run against Jennifer Dailloux.
Keep an eye on the Minden Times for ongoing municipal election coverage.