Busy day at Ashcroft polling station

Busy day at Ashcroft polling station

A lot of interest in who will be making Village decisions and spending tax dollars

By Ken Alexander

The Village of Ashcroft found itself in an interesting place in the world of municipal politics during this year’s civic election.

Every chair around the council table will be filled by someone who doesn’t have experience in that position.

There are eight candidates running for five seats in the council chamber.

Only two of them sat at the council table in the last term – Barbara Roden and Alf Trill.

However, they were councillors and our now seeking the mayor’s chair.

The other mayoral candidate is Sandy Agatiello who is new to municipal politics.

All five candidates – Deb Tuohey, Marilyn Anderson, Nadine Davenport, Jonah Anstett and Carolee Lizee – have no municipal government experience.

It will likely be a steep learning curved for all of them.

There is a lot of interest in this election.

The advance polls saw 416 residents make their choices, which is around 30 per cent of the 1,300 or so registered voters.

The polls closed at 8 p.m. and we have a preliminary count.

Mayor:

Barbara Roden – 69

Sandy Agatiello -53

Alf Trill – 25

Councillors

Deb Tuohey – 45

Jonah Anstett – 43

Marilyn Anderson – 39

Nadine Davenport 41

Carolee Lizee – 12