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Milne running for mayor

In Council Watch
Jan 2nd, 2014

By Maija Hoggett  Alliston Herald

UPDATED – New Tecumseth Deputy Mayor Rick Milne didn’t waste any time making his intentions for this year’s municipal election clear.

Milne filed his nomination papers to run for mayor first thing this morning.

Milne is a longtime member of council and has sat as mayor in the past. After current Mayor Mike MacEachern announced he wouldn’t be seeking re-election Milne said his mind was made up about entering the mayoral race.

Milne said his key focuses will be transit (both in town and connections to other areas), lowering the town’s debt, and bringing in more industry to offset taxes. He also said he would be a fulltime mayor.

With Milne looking to sit at the head of the council table, it leaves the deputy mayor’s seat open for someone new. Nobody has filed nomination papers for the position yet, but in the fall Alliston Coun. Jamie Smith said he would be throwing his hat in the ring for the deputy mayor’s seat.

The nomination period for candidates started today (Jan. 2) and is open until Sept. 12. The municipal election is Oct. 27.

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