Currie wins Aylmer mayor race in landslide

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Newcomer Greg Currie is Aylmer’s new mayor after garnering more than double the amount of votes than incumbent Jack Couckuyt.

In the unofficial results after all polls had reported in shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday night, Oct. 27, mayor-elect Currie had 1,052 votes compared with Mr. Couckuyt’s 405 votes.

Former Aylmer Mayor Bob Habkirk was well behind in third with 217 votes.

In the deputy mayor race, former town councillor Mary French won in a large margin over incumbent Gerry Richer.

Mrs. French had 804 votes compared with Mr. Richer’s 519 votes.

Former town reeve and deputy mayor Doug Avram was well behind with 264 votes.

Three new faces were elected as councillors in Aylmer.

Barbara Ann Laur led all councillor candidates with 1,003 votes with Sheri Andrews close behind with 986 votes.

Incumbent councillor Pete Barbour was third with 795 votes, Ted McDonald fourth with 760 votes and incumbent Arthur Oslach rounded out the elected candidates with 721 votes.

Mr. McDonald ran unsuccessfully for mayor in the 2010 election.

Incumbent councillors David LaPointe, John Vandermeersch and Judi Wright did not receive enough support to be re-elected.

Councillor candidate Bill Murch, who ran unsuccessfully in the 2010 election, finished last in the voting.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 29, 2014 print edition or the online e-edition.

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