The mayor of Port Hawkesbury says having four candidates for the town’s special election is encouraging.
Maris Freimanis, Blaine MacQuarrie, Dave Ryan and Michele Tabensky have come forward to run for the town council seat that became vacant with former councillor Jeremy White’s departure in September.
The vote takes place Dec. 15; two days of advance voting will take place Saturday and Tuesday.
After December’s regular town council meeting Tuesday night, Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, the town’s mayor, said all four candidates bring a variety of opinions to the table.
“There is such a wide gamut of different items that they’re interested in, including waterfront development and population retention and attraction,” she said. “These are all really good topics to have our candidates discussing.”
Chisholm-Beaton said the level of interest in the seat is a testament to the town’s new developments.
“I think that having four candidates coming forward in a special election with a two-year term, I think it’s really encouraging.”
The town’s newest councillor will be sworn in at January’s regular meeting.