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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Multiple Candidates for Deputy Mayor of Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

Councillor Don Matheson and Vice Deputy Mayor Diane Huber will compete for the job.

Two experienced Saugeen Shores council members want to become Deputy Mayor in the next municipal election.

Current Vice Deputy Mayor Diane Huber and current Saugeen Shores councillor Don Matheson, filed papers on June 11th, announcing their intention to fill the spot that will be left vacant by Luke Charbonneau, who has let his name stand for Mayor.

Huber, who is completing her third term on council, says she believes in Saugeen Shores and she wants to make sure she can help continue the work to make the community great, by serving as deputy mayor.

Matheson, who ran unsuccessfully in Huron Bruce in the recent provincial election and is just wrapping up his first term as councillor, says it's time to take on more responsibility and to him the natural step is the Deputy Mayor's position.

Matheson says there is much to do in the community when it comes to economic development, recreation and transportation and he wants to be part of the decision making.

Fellow councillor Mike Myatt, has put his name in to run for Vice Deputy Mayor.

There has been no other contestants so far in that category.

It appears there will be a race in Port Elgin ward with 3 candidates vying for two seats so far.

Former councillor Marcel Legault has let his name stand, after taking a term off.

Newcomers Kristan Schrider and Jamie Smith are also registered.

To date only incumbents Dave Myette has filed papers in Saugeen Ward and Cheryl Grace has done the same in Southampton ward.

The municipal election is in October.

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