Jocelyne Louis-Seize won the special council election in Grenville on April 7. Photo: James Morgan

Jocelyne Louis-Seize wins council seat in Grenville

Jocelyne Louis-Seize has won the special election to fill a vacant seat on Grenville village council.

The vote was held on April 7 and filled the vacancy left when Pierre Thauvette resigned his seat to become mayor following the death of former mayor Luc Grondin, who died in November 2018.

Village Director-General Alain Léveillé announced the results after the ballots were counted, shortly after the polls at the community centre closed at 8 p.m.

Louis-Seize received 216 votes. Gaëtan (Pirate) Carrière was second with 159 votes, and Ginette Thérien Delatour received 52 votes. There were 427 votes cast out of 1,412 eligible voters—a 30.2 per cent turnout.

“My plan is to work as a team with the mayor and council,” said Louis-Seize.

She previously served two terms on village council but was defeated in the regular municipal election in 2018.

Louis-Seize is a life-long resident of Grenville and said her plan is to serve all of the people in the community.

She listed her main interests as a councillor as the village’s public library, senior citizens, and the effort to restore the historic Grenville Canal.

Mayor Pierre Thauvette said he is very satisfied to now have a complete council.

Councillor-elect Louis-Seize will be formally sworn in on Friday, April 12.

Grenville Mayor Pierre Thauvette, right, congratulated Councillor-elect Jocelyne Louis-Seize. Photo: James Morgan
Village Director-General Alain Léveillé announcing the Grenville special election results. Photo: James Morgan

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James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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