The Municipal Election results are in and it seems like status quo for most towns. Some of the councils have seen a bit of a shake up with a couple new councillors, but all fo the mayors have remained the same.
Although quite late into the night, numbers came in from the Town of Pictou and Joe Hawes won the race for mayor. Hawes won the seat with 939 votes against Gary Nowlan’s 538.
In Ward One elected councillors are Bob Naylor and Lynn Vigneault with 483 and 450 votes respectively against challengers Ken Johnston with 337 votes and Gary Cornish with 155.
Councillors in Ward Two are Cam Beaton with 437 votes and Alta Munroe with 301 votes against uncumbents Raymond Gregory with 294 and Shawn McNamara with 291.
In New Glasgow, Barrie MacMillan won out again, against contestors Mark Firth and Ken Langille. MacMillan garnered 1,803 votes, Firth 625 and Langle 456. Councillors for Ward Two are Clyde Fraser with 681, Jack Lewis with 543, Dave MacIvor with 487 and Rita Billington with 116 votes. In Ward Three councillors Nancy Dicks won out with 1,049 votes alongside Trudy Vince with 639 votes over Elizabeth Daley’s 606 votes, joining acclaimed councillors Troy MacCulloch and Henderson Paris in Ward One.
Westville’s mayor, Roger MacKay, was also contesting his seat against former councillor Gerlad Jones with MacKay coming out on top with 620 votes to 581. Ward Two councillors were acclaimed, Charlie Sutherland and Lennie White, who will be joined by councillors Lynn MacDonald with 514 votes and Bernie Murphy with 324 winning over Tom Buffett with 310 and Gary MacLaughlin with 188.
In Stellarton Mayor Joe Gennoe won out again with 938 votes to Burton Dean with 230 votes.Gennoe will be joined on council by Judith MacLellan, 414, and George Megeney, 327, beating out contestors Bryce Richardson with 310 votes and Marylou Field with 218. for Ward One. Ward Two acclaimed councillors are Ken Francis and Denise Taylor.
Trenton’s mayor was acclaimed, Glen MacKinnon, who will be joined by councillors Steve Cotter with 399 votes, Donald Hussher with 468, Fergie MacKay with 547 and new councillor ousting Alec Dove is Francis MacMillan 541 to 388 votes.
The warden for the county is chosen by the councillors, many of whom were acclaimed. Winner for District Three is Ed McMaster with 242 winning against Kent Corbett with 43, Lana MacEachern with 168 and Dave Sharpe with 74. In District Seven the councillor will be David Parker with 325 votes over Matthew Vaughan’s 135. Representing District Nine on council will be Larry Turner with 220 votes over Lori Kilburn with 83 votes and Ben MacLean with 91. District 10 councillor will be Jamie Davidson with 259 votes winning out against Lorne McLean who garndered 119 votes and Peter Boyles with 225 votes.
The final district, and last to come in was District 14 with Scott Johnston, Nancy Morrell-Lamey and incumbent Fielding Smith running for the seat on council. Johnston ousted Smith with 201 votes followed by Morrell-Lamey with 175 and Smith with 172.
Ad for the School Board Representative for Pictou, incumbent Vivian Farrell won out over challenger Shane Sponagle with 677 to 395 votes.