By Lawrence Powell
Annapolis Royal will have a new mayor and at least one new councilor after the October 20 municipal elections. Two candidates are in the running for the big chair and incumbent Mayor Phil Roberts has not re-offered.
Despite council being downsized from five councillors to four, there will be at least one new face around the table because deputy warden Holger Mueller-Sparenberg wants Roberts’ job and and Councillor Kathie Fearon is not re-offering.
That leaves incumbents Sherman Hudson, Pat Power, and Doug Shaffner looking to retain their seats with three new candidates also looking for spots in council chambers. They are Caroline Bosley, Byron Mersereau, and Paul Paquette.
Mueller-Sparenberg will have a fight on his hands despite Roberts stepping down. Michael Tompkins has thrown his hat in the ring for mayor as well.
Candidate nominations closed today at 5 p.m. but candinates have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 to withdraw their names.