Only one day left before the nomination period is over and citizens have a complete picture of who will be running for local government in Greater Trail during November’s election.
While there’s still time to join the race, the Times wants to give its readers a snapshot of who has already thrown their hats in prior to Friday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
Trail has eight nomination packages for Trail councillors – including incumbent councillors Robert Cacchioni, Gord DeRosa, Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson and Fred Romano and newcomers Kevin Jolly, Ray Furlotte, Rick Georgetti and Bryan DeFerro. Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs is running for re-election.
Warfield’s Mayor Jim Nelson is stepping down from the top job in the village. Instead, Bert Crockett – who serves on Warfield’s council – has handed in his application for the mayor’s seat. The three remaining council members – John Crozier, Donna Baggio and Tom Milne –have also handed in their nomination packages.
Montrose looks to be having the hottest contested election, with incumbent Mayor Griff Welsh and Ronald Pylypuik battling it out for the mayor’s office. But Mary Gay is the only individual at this time who has put her name in for council.
Rossland council could have some new faces when the ballots are tallied, with Bob Chamut, Tim Thatcher and Sharon Wieder up against incumbent councillors Kathy Moore, Laurie Charlton and Kathy Wallace for a seat in council chambers. Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom is after the mayor’s seat again.
Fruitvale’s current Mayor Libby Nelson is not running this year but incumbent councillor Patricia Cecchini has put her name in along with Gary Moisson. Jill Prince joins incumbent councillors Larry Gray and Tabatha Webber so far for councillor positions.
Lorraine Manning and Mark Wilson are running for re-election for School District 20’s board of trustees.