D’Eon, Doncaster win big

by Vance Gutzman

A record number of voters cast their ballots in Deep River to elect a new mayor of the municipality by a landslide.

That was the outcome of the municipal election results on Monday night, as Sue D’Eon beat out three other mayoral candidates by a clear majority.

D’Eon secured 67.1 per cent of the total vote count with 1,368.

Larry Dumoulin placed second with 398 votes, with Anne Hutton placing third with 259 votes cast her way.

Benjamin Kolaczek trailed the pack with 14 votes.

A total of 2,055 voters cast their ballots in the municipal election, good for a 64.9 percent total voter turnout.

There were two candidates, meanwhile, vying for the position of reeve, and that didn’t turn out to be a close race either.

When all the votes had been counted, Glenn Doncaster has been re-elected as reeve with 1,471 votes.

Incumbent councillor Ron Desrochers, his challenger, placed well behind with 538 votes.

There were also 11 people vying for the five councillor positions in town, and the election results showed there will be a mix of new and old blood at the table in the next term.

Incumbent councillor Terry Myers was re-elected to a third consecutive term with 1,399 votes cast his way.

In ranking order were newcomers to the table Kathy Hughes, with 1,322 votes, Will Fitton with 1,216 and Christina Giardini-Rochon with 1,010 votes.

Bob McLaren, an incumbent councillor as well, also won re-election with 977 votes.

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