Posted on Thursday, August, 2018 at 1:46 p.m.
Candidates elected by acclamation, others join the race
Now that the deadline has passed for municipal candidates to present themselves, some candidates have already been elected by acclamation, while others have gained some new competition.
Mario Zanth and Carl Grimard have both been reelected by acclamation in the Rockland area, for Ward 2 and Ward 3, respectively. This will be a second consecutive mandate for both councillors. Also returning to the municipal council table is André J. Lalonde, who also ran unopposed. Lalonde will represent Ward 5 of the municipality, which covers the Clarence Creek area.
The Clarence-Rockland municipal council has also gained a newcomer. Christian Simard was elected by acclamation for Ward 6 of the municipality, which covers the Saint-Pascal-Baylon area. This seat is presently occupied by his wife, Councillor Krysta Simard, who made the decision to take a step back from politics. This will be Christian Simard’s first experience with municipal politics.
Mayor Guy Desjardins will be seeking another term in the upcoming elections in October, but not without opposition. Donald Veilleux has thrown his hat into the ring for the mayor position.
For the complete article, see page 3 of the August 9, 2018 Vision newspaper.