Current Deputy Mayor Art Cumby not re-elected
Of the seven councillors elected in Heart’s Content on Sept. 24, the one who would be mayor will have big shoes to fill.
They will be following in the footsteps of longtime mayor Don Blundon.
Blundon has been the town’s mayor for the past 36 years, having served as the top elected official in the community since 1977.
The frontrunner for the mayor’s chair is Doug Piercey with 174 votes. He narrowly beat out incumbent Coun. Fred Cumby, who finished with 172 votes.
Next was incumbent Glenda Hiscock with 166 votes, while Brian Fitzpatrick followed with 155 votes.
Mike Middelkoop (145), Patricia Smith (133) and Tolson Rendell (129) were also elected to council. Smith and Rendell were re-elected.
Deputy Mayor Art Cumby failed in his bid for re-election, only registered 104 votes, while Carson Evely (78) and Joe Masters (46) were also not elected.
Of the 315 eligible voters in Heart’s Content, some 232 residents cast votes, meaning a 74 per cent voter turnout.