Newly elected Shawville Mayor Bill McCleary said that waking up as the new representative of his community was a strange feeling.
McCleary had served on council for the majority of the past eight years and narrowly lost the mayoral race in 2017, coming up 16 votes short of outgoing Mayor Sandra Murray. Following Murray’s sudden withdrawal from this year’s race, McCleary was matched up against another outgoing councillor, Patti Moffatt.
He said that he put more effort into his election campaign this year and estimated that he knocked on 65% of the town’s doors.
He said that speeding in town was top of mind for many residents, and that he and the rest of council would be looking at options when they met for the first time. He concluded by thanking voters and committed to working hard to make sure they’re happy with their choice.
The full interview with McCleary is available here.
Shawville council results
Name in black - Incumbent
Name in red - New candidate
Name in blue - Candidate back in a different role
Mayor : Bill William McCleary (Outgoing councillor) - 401 votes (54.48%) Patti Moffatt (Outgoing councillor) - 335 votes (45.52%)
Councillor (1) : Julien Gagnon - 387 votes (52.37%)
Keith Harris 352 votes (47.63%)
Councillor (2) : Denzil Yach - 491 votes (67.08%)
Stephane Landry 241 votes (32.92%)
Councillor (3) : Brent Leach - 331 votes (45.78%)
Carolann Barton - 197 votes (27.25%)
Kerry Reasbeck - 195 votes (26.97%)
Councillor (4) : Richard Armitage - 628 votes (86.15%)
Donna Andrew - 101 votes (13,85%)
Councillor (5) : Bill Hobbs Elected by acclamation
Councillor (6) : Katie Sharpe - 376 votes (51.44%)
Bonney Harris - 355 votes (48.56%)
Registered voters - 1,323
Number of valid votes - 736
Votes rejected - 7
Participation rate - 56.2%