A Kapuskasing native is the new mayor-elect in Sudbury. Paul Lefebvre won in a landslide last night with over 52 per cent of the vote beating seven other challengers. He says he feels very humbled and honoured to take over a prestigious spot.
“I know what’s ahead of me as well and that’s a lot of work,” he said. “There’s a lot of challenges here as well but I really believe in the future of this community. Looking forward to working with council and one of the things I’m doing today is reaching out to all of the councillors that were successful.”
Lefebvre says he never thought as a kid growing up in Kap that he would wake up one morning as the mayor of one of the largest communities in Northeastern Ontario. He adds that his hard working parents were such big influences on him growing up.
“I think those are values that have stuck with me throughout the years and now as you really look back to why do I like giving back and to work with people and try to make things better for my community here and just in general,” he said. “You look back at your roots and you look back at your community.”
Lefebvre spent six years as the Member of Parliament for Sudbury. He is succeeding Brian Bigger who stepped aside due to family medical reasons.