By-election gets underway in Harrison Hot Springs

Nine candidates vying for council seat, including Richard Shelley

Nine people have stepped forward to run in the Harrison Hot Springs municipal by-election.

The list of candidates was released at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Village office , by Chief Elections Officer Janice Fulton.

The nominees are (in alphabetical order) John Allen, Andrew Baziuk, John Buckley, Arnold Caruk, Marc Ferrero, Leslie Ghezesan, Bob Perry, Andreas Sartori and Richard Shelley.

Several of the candidates also ran in the November general municipal election, and three have sat on council in the past.

Allen was mayor of the Village and Perry has served as councillor. Shelley was elected in the most recent election, but was found ineligible by the Supreme Court to serve on council due to his role as a firefighter with the Village.

His candidacy was challenged by Baziuk shortly after the election, because he hadn’t disclosed his role as a firefighter on his nomination papers. Shelley had to step down in January.

Allen is already contesting Shelley’s candidacy in the by-election, asking the election officer to refuse Shelley’s nomination.

The by-election will be held on May 12. Whoever is elected will join Councillors Sonja Reyerse, Zoltan Kiss and Allan Jackson, along with Mayor Leo Facio.

 

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