Darlene Norman is the brand new mayor for the Area of Queens Municipality in accordance with unofficial outcomes from the October 17, 2020 municipal election, launched simply after 11:00 p.m.
Norman garnered 1,336 votes, or 35.four per cent of the whole three,775 votes that had been solid.
This 12 months, 43.7 per cent of eligible voters took to the polls.
Not far behind within the mayoral race was Susan MacLeod, who earned 29.three per cent of the vote, with 1,106. She was trailed by incumbent mayor David Dagley, with 24 per cent or 845 votes. Contender Brian Fralic got here in fourth, garnering simply 12.three per cent or 466 votes.
Norman was a councillor for District 1 from 2000 to 2016, when she misplaced to councillor Kevin Muise. She indicated she will’t wait to get again into the council chambers.
“I’m very appreciative that the individuals of Queens have put their belief in me,” she commented after the outcomes had been identified.
Norman stated she ran for workplace, “as a result of I like municipal politics. I imagine within the county of which I stay and imagine we have now an important future. I’ve checked out our previous council and see all of the disconnections, and I merely need individuals to get alongside, work collectively and transfer collectively for the group.”
She hopes to carry the information and expertise she gained by way of 16 years on council to the mayor’s chair.
“I discovered to not have set agendas once you go into council. I discovered that we symbolize your entire area, to not harbour grudges and work collectively as a crew.”
As mayor, her first precedence can be to get out and meet and speak with the county residents. Somewhat than spending 5 days per week in an workplace, she desires to be a mayor with an ear to the bottom ” listening to the wants of our municipality.”
In the meantime, 5 new councillors can be in seats across the council desk.
Right here’s a have a look at how issues performed out in every district:
District 1 – Incumbent Kevin Muise can be again within the council chambers after garnering 39.three per cent, or 249 of the 633 ballots solid. He defeated challengers Tara Smith, who completed second with 198 votes, and Scott Christian with 181. A complete of 48.four per cent of eligible voters got here out to solid their vote on this district.
District 2 – Heather Kelly in search of one other time period in workplace was defeated by Ralph Gidney, who captured 64.5 per cent or 282 of 437 votes solid. Kelly acquired the opposite 152. A complete of 36.5 per cent of eligible voters solid their vote.
District three – Maddie Charlton captured 74.three per cent of the 690 votes solid. She defeated Roger Jollimore who solely managed 173 votes. A complete of 54.6 per cent of eligible voters got here out to have their say on this one.
District four – Vicki Amirault earned 53.9 per cent or 314 of the 583 ballots solid. She defeated Allan Legal guidelines who had 148 votes and Dan MacLaren who captured 120 votes. Voter turnout was 50.four per cent.
District 5 – Incumbent Jack Fancy can be again for an additional four-year time period. He earned 325 votes or 67.6 per cent of the 481 votes solid. He defeated challenger Leslie Robart who picked up 154 votes. Voter turnout was 42.7 per cent.
District 6 – David Brown picked up 363 votes or 62.four per cent of the 582 votes solid. He was up towards Jason Croft, who earned 234 votes. The voter turnout was 42.1 per cent of eligible voters.
District 7 – Gil Johnson, who was looking for one other time period in workplace, was defeated by Carl Hawkes in an in depth race. Hawkes earned 187 of 336 votes solid (55.7 per cent), whereas Johnson picked up 148 votes. The voter turnout was simply 28.6 per cent.
Official outcomes are anticipated to be launched in a number of days.