Terry Murdock discusses his vision for Thorne
Article published on 15 October 2021
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Terry Murdock is one of the two candidates running for mayor in the Municipality of Thorne. He previously served in that position between 2013 and 2017, before losing to current Mayor Karen Daly Kelly in the 2017 election, claiming roughly 34% of the vote. Four years later, he will face her once again.

Earlier in his career, Murdock was a police officer in Ottawa before buying into a hotel business and owning a construction company. Upon returning to the Pontiac, he lent his skills to local organizations such as the Tourism Association and the Fish and Game Club, and also served as the deputy mayor of Portage du Fort. He was also heavily involved in Liberal Party politics, serving as a regional president and also on their provincial board of directors.

He has resided in Thorne for the past 30 years and said he liked the peace and quiet that the municipality offered, while still being relatively close to services nearby.

He said that the reason he was running again was because he doesn’t think residents are getting adequate services for the taxes they pay. He singled out the local roads as one service that could be improved.

He added that another priority for him would be to not raise taxes and to ensure public funds were spent efficiently, criticizing decisions by the current council around purchasing equipment.

The full interview with Murdock is available here.

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