Most members of Brock council leaning towards seeking another term

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While it’s going to be a couple more months before any can formally toss their hats into the ring, some members of Brock Township council have no problem letting their election plans be known.

It looks like the majority of councillors will be seeking re-election this fall, though plans could change before nominations open in May.

Mayor John Grant said that he’s leaning towards seeking a second term in the Township’s top spot.

“It is the plan at this time to run for re-election as mayor, though I will make a final decision later in the spring,” he told The Brock Voice in a recent interview.

After three terms as the Ward 5 councillor and another as regional councillor, chances are good that Ted Smith’s name will be on the ballot this year but he’s still mulling over his campaign options.

“I’m pretty sure that I will be running, I’m just not sure where I’ll be running,” he said.

Ward 1 Councillor Gord Lodwick gave a similar response, saying that while he’s interesting in continuing to serve on council but is unsure for which seat he’s going to seek.

Ward 2 Councillor Cyndi Schaffer, who was elected to the seat in a byelection back in September 2016, said that her name will be on the ballot this October as well.

“I love what I do and I want to continue representing Ward 2,” she said.

While Mike Parliament and Therese Miller – the representatives for Ward 3 and Ward 4, respectively – both said they’ve yet to make a decision, Lynn Campbell said she’s set her sights on re-election.

“I really enjoy representing my friends and neighbours in Ward 5, which includes my hometown of Sunderland.”

The next municipal election is set for Oct. 22 and nominations can be filed starting May 1.