Normand Riopel is new mayor for Champlain Township
Normand Riopel will replace Gary Barton as the mayor of Champlain Township.
“I listened to people, I talked to people, I told them my vision,” Riopel said, crediting his door-to-door campaign for his success.
Results Monday night of this year’s municipal election for Champlain Township had Riopel with 1,676 of the votes in the mayoral race. His closest competition was his fellow councillor Paul-Emile Duval with 1,574 votes.
Helen MacLeod, who gave up her Ward 3 seat for a run at the mayor’s chair, received 748 votes. Urbano Fumagalli, the sole contender without previous experience on township council, received 602 votes.
In other council election results, Jacques Lacelle retained his seat as one of the Ward 2 councillors. André Roy defeated incumbent Marc Séguin for the other Ward 2 seat. Michel Lalonde and Violaine Titley were elected as Ward 3’s two councillors. Gérard “Gerry” Miner retained his seat in Ward 4. Joining him as the new second councillor for the ward is Sarah Bigelow.
There was no election for Ward 1 as both incumbent Troy Carkner and newcomer Peter Barton were acclaimed without competition.
More to come.