Six incumbents, four new faces on ballot
The Town of Salmon Cove will begin its next term under the guidance of a new leader, though who he or she is will be determined after the Sept. 24 election.
Nominations are in and incumbent Mayor Nathan Graham will not be on the ballot this time around. He earned the deputy mayor spot on council last election with the second highest number of votes.
Graham was later appointed the position of mayor in the summer of 2010 after the resignation of the late Roy Rose, who later died of cancer. A byelection was held several months after.
Victoria Graham, wife of the current mayor, did speak briefly with The Compass today (Sept. 4) and said her husband is working out of town and felt he could not dedicate the necessary time to the council this term.
The remaining members of council — Deputy Mayor Carol Rose, John Burton, Garry Butt, Edna Lambert, Lisa Rodgers and Janine White — have all put their names forward for another term in office.
Rodgers is the only incumbent looking to serve her first full term. She earned her seat after the byelection in 2011 when she tied with another candidate for the position. Her name was then blindly selected from two pieces of paper containing both candidates’ names.
Other candidates that will be on the ballot are Dana Cole, Gordon King, Shellie Morris and Robin Slade.
The town does not have a separate ballot for mayor and after they are sworn in, the new council members will approve the mayor and deputy mayor positions.