Five-Way Race For Mayor In South Bruce PeninsulaAugust 9, 2018 3:55am
The race for mayor in South Bruce Peninsula is one of the busiest in all of Midwestern Ontario.
Five candidates are seeking the seat.
Incumbent Janice Jackson is seeking re-election, while Councillor Ana Vokovic, Neil Richardson, Lois Keays and John Schnurr are also vying for the position.
“I believe in the next five years, we will see more growth then we’ve ever had in a lifetime,” says Jackson. “We have three new housing developments ready to go, and another four in the early stages of planning. I’ve worked very hard with our current council replacing and building critical new infrastructure.”
“I’ve always been a strong advocate for the rights of citizens, and have really been concerned with the lack of representation from my side of South Bruce Peninsula, which is the east side,” says Keays.
“I want to work with what we have to get where we want to go, which is to build some jobs, build the economy, and to try and eliminate a lot of the paperwork, and expedite the paperwork at city hall by reduced red tape, is my plan,” says Schnurr.
South Bruce Peninsula saw a variety of issues over the last term, including the vacating of a council seat held by Craig Gammie. Gammie earlier told CKNX News he intended to seek re-election, but did not file nomination papers.