McNamara acclaimed for another term

Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara at Essex County Council, November 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

Mayor Gary McNamara has been acclaimed as the next Tecumseh mayor for the second term in a row.

“That’s a humbling fact, is the fact that citizens have said, we believe you’re doing a good job and we’re going to give you another four years to keep going,” said McNamara.

McNamara was first elected to Tecumseh Council in 1991. He has served as mayor since 2003. He was re-elected in 2006, acclaimed in 2010, elected in 2014, and acclaimed again in 2018.

“I’m really looking forward to the next four years, we’re going to have a couple of new members of council, but most of the team is intact and we’re going to continue to work really hard,” said McNamara.

Tecumseh Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti has also been acclaimed for another term along with Ward 4 Councillor Brian Houston.

In LaSalle, Crystal Meloche has been acclaimed as mayor and Mike Akpata as deputy mayor.