Eight candidates vying for two Cumberland County seats

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Election 2013

Eight candidates will be vying for two Cumberland County seats when voters go to the polls on Oct. 8 to cast ballots in the provincial election.

The slate has been set in Cumberland North and Cumberland South.

AMHERST – Eight candidates will be vying for two Cumberland County seats when voters go to the polls on Oct. 8 to cast ballots in the provincial election.

The nominating deadline passed at 2 p.m. on Tuesday with the addition of one candidate in Cumberland South – Bruce McCulloch of the Green Party.

McCulloch will be facing Progressive Conservative Party leader Jamie Baillie, who claimed the riding in a 2010 byelection replace the retiring Murray Scott; Kenny John Jackson of the Liberals and Larry Duchesne of the NDP.

In Cumberland North, Brian Skabar will be attempting to hold the riding for the New Democrats after winning the seat in the 2009 election. He’s being opposed by Terry Farrell of the Liberals, Judi Giroux of the Progressive Conservatives and Jason Blanch of the Green Party.

Blanch joined the race on Monday.

Organizations: Green Party, Progressive Conservative Party, NDP Progressive Conservatives

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Cumberland South, Cumberland North

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