There’s now a two-way race for deputy mayor of Collingwood in the upcoming municipal election.
Former councillor Ian Chadwick filed nomination papers today (July 23) for the position of deputy mayor. So far the only other candidate for deputy mayor is current councillor, Tim Fryer.
There are three candidates for mayor including Michael Blair, Brian Saunderson, and John Trude.
There are 11 candidates running for seven councillor positions including Christopher Baines, Stuart Beeston, Steve Berman, Jason Booth, Shawn Cooper, George Dickenson, Deb Doherty, Cam Ecclestone, Kathy Jeffery, Mariane McLeod and Dale West.
The municipal election also includes school board trustees. Hugh Caulfield of Wasaga Beach, Robert Potter of Collingwood and Brian McWilliams of Collingwood have filed papers to run for the English public school board trustee. Eric Lapointe of Barrie has filed to run for the French public school board trustee position. Peter Fracassi of Barrie has filed to run for the English separate school board trustee.
Claire Thibideau of Barrie is the lone candidate for the French separate school board trustee position. Donald Blais of Bradford had submitted nomination papers but has since withdrawn.
Nominations will be accepted at town hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 27, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. any weekday between now and July 26. Nomination papers can also be submitted at the Collingwood Fire Hall on July 27 between noon and 2 p.m. only. The deadline to file for nomination in the municipal and school board election is 2 p.m. on July 27. The election will be held Oct. 22. Votes will be accepted via Internet and telephone voting only.