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Adjala-Tosorontio mayoral candidates say infighting likely keeping more residents from running for council

In Adjala-Tosorontio
Jul 25th, 2022
As of July 22, three of the seven council positions in Adjala-Tosorontio had no candidates for the upcoming municipal election.

From Simcoe.com, July 22, 2022
By Brad Pritchard

Adjala-Tosorontio’s slate of candidates planning to run for council in the upcoming municipal election is looking pretty sparse with less than a month to go before the registration period comes to an end.

As of July 22, three out of the seven council positions remained vacant since the nomination period began May 2, including wards 2, 3 and 5. The final date for someone to add their name to the list is Aug. 19.

Ward 5 Coun. Scott Anderson, who is running for mayor, said there are a few different reasons for this.

“Running for elected office is a big step for one to consider,” he said. “It can be very rewarding in knowing you have a direct say in which direction the township goes and what services you offer your residents.”

It’s possible some residents have been put off by the amount of infighting and political strife that’s consumed council chambers, as evidenced by the numerous integrity commissioner investigations over the past four years.

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