SUMMERSIDE – The deadline has come and gone, which means the official list of candidate names are out for Summerside’s upcoming municipal election.
Prospective mayors and councillors had until 2 p.m. Friday to submit their paperwork to Elections P.E.I. in order to be on the ballot.
As of 3 p.m. the list of candidates at www.electionspei.ca showed three people running for mayor and 22 people vying for eight council seats.
Regardless of the outcome of the election, Summerside is guaranteed to have a new mayor and at least two new councillors.
Current Mayor Bill Martin, who is finishing his first term as mayor, has announced he will not run again.
Former deputy mayor and long-time councillor Brent Gallant is one of the contenders to replace Martin, which means his Ward 4: Clifton – Market seat is up for grabs to someone new.
Current Deputy Mayor Frank Costa, Ward 2: St. Eleanor's - Slemon Park, announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking a third term, so his ward will also have a new representative.
Coun. Brian McFeely was also re-elected in Ward 7: Green’s Shore – Three Oaks, as no one put their name forward to run against him.
Nancy Beth Guptill
Ward 1: St. Eleanors – Bayview
Bruce MacDougall *
War 2: St. Eleanors – Slemon Park
Ward 3: Summerside – North
Gordie Whitlock *
Ward 4: Clifton – Market
Ward 5: Hillcrest – Platte River
Greg Campbell *
Ward 6: Centre East – Downtown
Norma McColeman *
Ward 7: Green’s Shore – Three Oaks
Brian McFeely – * Elected by acclamation
Ward 8: Wilmot
Tyler DesRoches *
NOTE: An asterisk indicates an incumbent candidate