Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Woman files for council

The first candidate for Fort Frances council in this fall’s municipal election has filed her nomination papers.
Charleen Mallory said it is something she has been thinking about since returning to town in April, 2013.

“I’m Fort Frances-born and bred,” she noted this morning in front of the museum, where she was selling some of her artistic creations as part of “Market Thursdays.”
“I was gone for a long time, but I came home because I love my town,” she added.
A retired accountant, Mallory admitted she doesn’t have any political experience.
But she said she has a passion to revitalize the town—and plenty of ideas of how to it.
“Let’s put our ideas together and make this town what it should be,” Mallory stressed.
The only other person to file for the Oct. 27 election so far is Coun. Andrew Hallikas, who is seeking the mayor’s chair.
Mayor Roy Avis indicated last week that he definitely is “leaning towards” running again, but has been holding off making it official due to medical reasons.
Anyone interested in running for mayor, town council, the two school boards, or as the “Central” rep on the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board must file their papers at the Civic Centre prior to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.
Election day officially is Oct. 27, but town electors will begin receiving their mail-in ballots the first week of October.
They will be able to vote anytime after that, up to and including Oct. 27.

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