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Penetanguishene’s Anita Dubeau retiring from municipal politics after 27 years of service

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Jul 20th, 2022
Longtime deputy mayor and former mayor Anita Dubeau will not be seeking re-election in October. | Mehreen Shahid/MidlandToday

From Simcoe.com, July 18, 2022
By Andrew Mendler

Penetanguishene’s longtime deputy mayor and former mayor is walking away from politics.

Anita Dubeau, who was first elected to council in 1988, has decided not to seek re-election in October.

“I love what I do, but the time has come to encourage other people to get involved,” she said. “It was a tough decision, but, after discussions with family and my husband, I felt it was time.”

Dubeau has been a fixture on council for the better part of three decades. She served as mayor from 2000-2010 before losing her re-election bid to Gerry Marshall. She was elected deputy mayor in 2014 and has held that role for the past eight years.

“I love this community,” said Dubeau. “It’s been a great run. It has been very nice to have the support of the community over the years.”

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