Perth Mayor’s race heats up, other large centre in our listening area remain cool

May 16, 2018 by

online-vote-copyWe know we will have at least on contested mayor’s chair in our listening area's largest centres this fall.

Current Deputy Mayor John Gemmell and current Councillor Jim Boldt have both filed their papers to run for the position of Mayor in Perth.

Boldt has been a Perth Councillor for two terms, first elected in 2010, while Gemmell was first elected to Perth Town Council in 2003 and became deputy mayor in 2009.

Current Mayor John Fenik has not filed as of yet. Fenik was elected Mayor of Perth in 2006 and was acclaimed to the office in 2010 and 2014.

In Smiths Falls no one, including current Mayor Shawn Pankow, has filed papers to run for the position.

While in Carleton Place, current Mayor Louis Antonakos is the only candidate declared though Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn has said publicly he plans to seek the position.

Candidates have until July 27th to file their papers to run for municipal positions.