CHESTERVILLE — In front of 175 supporters gathered May 22 at the Chesterville Legion, Councillor Tony Fraser officially launched his mayoral campaign.
Not to be confused with the June 7 provincial election, the North Dundas municipal vote happens this fall, concluding on Oct. 22. The two-term councillor was first to file papers in his bid to become mayor, although current Deputy Mayor Gerry Boyce has previously announced that he will seek the job, too.
Intriguingly, Boyce was among those on hand for Fraser’s campaign kickoff. So was Mayor Eric Duncan whose decision not to seek re-election guarantees a change of face at the township’s top position, later this year.
After his introduction by emcee Brian Erwin, Fraser prefaced his remarks by delivering the sad news of the sudden passing of the municipality’s chief building official, Greg Trizisky.