In this year’s municipal election in Renfrew, the current crop of incumbents is being challenged by a number of representatives they defeated four or more, years ago. The nominees took the stage Wednesday at the Renfrew Recreation Centre for an All-Candidates’ session organized by the University Women’s Club. Those seeking re-election had an opportunity to highlight what they accomplished over the past term.
Kate Windle, Coulas, Arlene Jamieson, Tom Sidney and Andrew Evans and are being challenged by Clint McWhirter, Jim Miller, Sandi Heins and Adam Laviolette for seats at the Town Council table. A large share of the applause at Wednesday’s All Candidates meeting in Renfrew went to opponents wanting to see more penny-pinching than current Council demonstrates.
Former two-term councillor Clint McWhirter, 2010-2014 elected representative Jim Miller, and 25 year civic veteran Sandi Heins (who left the Mayor’s chair after a dozen years in 2010) are being joined by newcomer-challenger Adam Laviolette. Peter Emon, former head of Greater Madawaska Council became Reeve in Renfrew, a position to which he has been acclaimed in 2018. Don Eady, once a mainstay in Horton Township, donned the chain of mail in Renfrew and says teamwork helped turn the Town around.
Perennial challenger Callum Scott has added a new angle to his litany of municipal wastage.
Scott says he’s still looking for answers to 850 email inquiries he’s made over a fourteen year period. The municipal election is October 22.