Oxford Faces a Shakeup on Town Council
The Town of Oxford will see new faces around the council chamber this fall but they are short two councillors.
Wade Adshade and Breton Colborne will be joined by newcomer Carla Black and Paul Jones who is returning to council after taking a few years off. All were elected by acclamation when nominations closed yesterday.
That will leave two vacancies on council, positions that may be filled with by-elections after the established municipal election on October 17th.
Meanwhile there will be a race for mayor. Arnold “Pockets” MacDonald tossed his hat into the ring for another try at the town’s top elected official. He will face competition from Greg Henley, another newcomer to town politics.
There is also a competition for a spot on the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial, otherwise known as the Acadian School Board. Jerome Breau and Jessica Hinton are vying to be Oxford’s representative on the board that also covers Cumberland, Colchester, Amherst, Truro, and Stewiacke.
The shakeup on council follows the political retirement of Mayor Trish Stewart, Deputy Mayor Rick Draper, along with councillors Dawn Thompson, Dave Clark, and Wendy Sweet-Kontuk.
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