EAST HANTS: The countdown is on for the next Municipal Election set for Oct. 15.
for the Municipality of East Hants, voters will see contests in only six of the now 11 districts.
District 1 will see no vote, as incumbent Cecil Dixon was acclaimed after he was the only one to put in a nomination. Incumbent Norval Mitchell for District 2 will see a contest against former Planning Advisory Committee member Stephen King, who has also come forward as a candidate.
Newly re-formed District 3 will see two currently sitting councillors each put their name on the ballot, as Eldon Hebb and Willy Versteeg aim to represent the new district. Albert Flemming has not re-offered in District 4 for Shubenacadie. But, the two names on the ballot there, Pam MacInnis and Kim Williams have both represented Shubenacadie in Council chambers before.
District 5 will see long-time councillor Keith Rhyno retain his seat as he is running unopposed.
District 6, another riding which has been re-drawn, will see three candidates vying for the seat. Incumbent Greg Grant and current council member Wayne Greene, and Nancy Pick will go for the vote.
Incumbent John A. MacDonald and Heather A. Smith are the two candidates for District 7.
Cyril McDonald has been acclaimed for District 8. Elie (Leo) Moussa and John Kingston are vying for the District 9 seat, representing the other district for Mount Uniacke.
Warden Jim Smith has been acclaimed in his District 10 seat and long-time Rawdon representative Eleanor Roulston has retained her seat in District 11.
School Board members Trudy Thompson; Wendy Matheson-Withrow and Reg Pauley were also acclaimed.
In the Town of Stewiacke, the following have announced their candidacy: Mary Commo; Audrey Trenholm Armsworthy; Rebecca Rogers-Laing; Natasha Head; Anna Nibby-Woods; Roseanne Chapman; Russel Stoddart; Chad Ramsey; Susan Creelman; Ashlee Rhae Parks and David LeBlanc. Candidates for Mayor are Pam Osborne and incumbant Wendy Robinson.
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