With fewer votes than in 2017, Roger Larose elected Mayor of Municipality of Pontiac
Article published on 9 November 2021
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Roger Larose has returned to the mayor’s seat in the Municipality of Pontiac, with slightly fewer votes than when he was defeated in 2017. This year he won a three-way race with 778 votes (39.29%) compared to four years ago when he was defeated in a two-candidate contest with 852 votes (40.98%).

Having another candidate in the race seems to have favoured Larose, as he once again faced off against Joanne Labadie, the incumbent who defeated him in 2017 and Eddie McCann, who he narrowly defeated in 2013. This time however, Labadie was relegated to third, with 524 votes (26.46%) while McCann placed second with 678 votes (34.24%).

Speaking to CHIP 101.9, Larose said that the vote showed that the municipality is divided, but added that he thought residents elected a good council this year.

Larose was elected mayor of the municipality in 2013 with 983 votes (51.28%) over McCann, who received 934 votes (48.72%).

Municipality of Pontiac council results
Name in black - Incumbent
Name in red - New candidate
Name in blue - Candidate back in a different role

Mayor : Roger Larose (former mayor) - 799 votes (40.31%)
Edward McCann (former mayor) - 678 votes (34.24%)
Joanne Labadie - 524 votes (26.46%)

Councillor (1) : Diane Lacasse - 170 votes (45.09%)
Jean Côté - 104 votes (27.59%)
Brandan Smith - 103 votes (27.32%)

Councillor (2) : Caryl McCann - 224 votes (56%)
Heinrich Steiner - 176 votes (44%)

Councillor (3) : Garry Dagenais - 159 votes (42.40%)
Mario Allen - 94 votes (25.07%)
Susan Lamont - 77 votes (20.53%)
Benoit Gariépy - 33 votes (8.80%)
Line Martineau - 12 votes (3.20%)

Councillor (4) : Serge Laforest - 207 votes (65.09%)
Scott McDonald - 111 votes (34.91%)

Councillor (5) : Chantal Allen - 169 votes (63.06%)
Valérie Michaud - 99 votes (35.61%)

Councillor (6) : Jean R. Amyotte Elected by acclamation

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