Kapuskasing Town Council could look a little different later this fall. Two councillors have announced they won’t be running in this October’s election. Sebastien Lessard who is just completing his first term won’t be back. Another long-time councillor Martin Credger.
“And I think it’s time for the younger generation to put their names and get it going,” he said. “It’s been going good in the last 19 years. We’ve done a lot of stuff. And I’ve had the chance to work with three good mayors; Mayor (JC) Caron, Mayor (Al) Spacek and Mayor (Dave) Plourde.”
He says when he first ran in 2003…it was supposed to be for just one term.
“I was just running because they had passed the smoking bylaw,” he said. “I was kind of frustrated because I didn’t like the way it was done at that time. My dad always told me if you don’t like what’s happening, put your name in and change it.”
Credger says he went into council with the mind-set that he thought he could change the world when in fact that wasn’t the case.
Sebastien Lessard has also told Moose News he won’t seek a second term, but new councillor Bruce Newton indicated that he will run again. Dave Plourde has also said he will seek another term as Mayor.
Nominations close on Friday, August 19th.