Deep River mayor will not run again

by Vance Gutzman

There will be a new hand on the helm of Deep River council following this fall’s municipal elections.

Deep River Mayor Joan Lougheed has announced that she will not be seeking re-election in October.

Lougheed made that official in a media release issued on Friday.

“From the beginning, my political career has been an extraordinary experience,” she stated in the release.

“Making the choice to contribute as an elected official, and in doing so taking a risk by setting aside a busy nursing career, I had the opportunity to influence change and to help shape the future of the places I have lived.

“It has been an honour to serve this community as your mayor.”

Prior to being elected as Deep River mayor in 2014, Lougheed had served as an elected official for 15 years in Halton Region.

She was elected by a landslide in the 2014 election here, securing 84 per cent of the vote total over former mayor David Thompson.

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