Champlain council positions all hotly contested, but Vankleek Hill councillors, school trustees acclaimed

Champlain Township’s municipal election candidate list is official.

Four candidates will be facing off in the mayoralty race. Three veteran politicians and a newcomer are campaigning for mayor. Paul Emile Duval (currently a Vankleek Hill councillor), Normand Riopel (currently a Longueuil councillor) and Helen MacLeod (currently a Longueuil councillors) are seeking the mayor’s post, along with newcomer Urbano Fumagalli.

Vankleek Hill ward – 2 councillors

Only two candidates stepped forward for the two council positions. Troy Carkner (incumbent as Vankleek Hill councillor) and newcomer Peter Barton were acclaimed to their positions.

L’Orignal ward – 2 councillors

Current L’Orignal councillors Jacques Lacelle and Marc Séguin join newcomer André Roy in the race for two council positions.

Longueuil ward – 2 councillors

All four of these candidates are newcomers, when it comes to Champlain council. The candidates seeking the two positions in Longueuil are: Michel Lalonde, Michel Paquette, Yvon St-Jean and Violaine Tittley.

West Hawkesbury ward – 2 councillors

Current West Hawkesbury councillors Gérard Miner and Pierre Perreault are joined by four other candidates: Sarah Bigelow, James (Jim) Caputo, Claudette Myre and Bryan Rodger.

In Champlain Township, Sergine Rachelle Bouchard was acclaimed to the position of school trustee for the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’est ontarien.

Likewise, Corina Parisien was acclaimed to the position of school trustee for the Upper Canada District School Board.

Gilles Fournier was acclaimed to the position of school trustee for the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario.

Sue Wilson was acclaimed to the position of school trustee for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

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