New mayor elected in Oxford

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Trish Stewart is the people's choice for mayor here in Oxford, beating out the incumbent, Lloyd Jenkins, and candidate Arnold MacDonald.

OXFORD - Trish Stewart is the people’s choice for Mayor of Oxford.

In the advance polls Stewart lead with 57 votes, Arnold MacDonald with 52 and incumbent Lloyd Jenkins with 27.

In the A-L poll, Stewart kept the lead with 83 votes. MacDonald garnered 70 and Jenkins gained another 38.

In the A-Z poll mayoral results were Jenkins-37, MacDonald-91, and Stewart-98.

At final tally, it was clearly a tight race between Stewart and MacDonald. Stewart captured 238 votes, just 25 more than MacDonald's 213. The incumbent, Jenkins, accomplished 92 votes.

Joining Stewart in chambers will be councilor-elect Wade Adshade, Darlene Ellis, Paul Jones, Tom Kay, Barry Patriquin and Dawn Thompson.

Patriquin was the frontrunner for voters – with 402 votes – followed by Ellis’ 381 and Paul Jones at 325. Incumbent Thompson secured 259 votes, Adshade 241 and Kay impressed with 314 votes.

Candidates Alison Draper landed 206 votes; Peter Swan 222; Wendy Turpin 185 and Patricia Weatherbee accomplished 212 votes.

 

Geographic location: Oxford

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  • HomeTown
    October 23, 2012 - 10:07

    Well glad to see that nobody wanted Jenkins back in seat. Regardless of what people say, he really did nothing for the town. Hopefully when I get a chance to revisit Oxford it will look welcoming again.

  • Mark Rushton
    October 22, 2012 - 11:53

    I've been away from Oxford for far too long... Congrats Trish on the win. Will be watching from afar to see how things develop. For those of us who've had to go away (but always hope/plan to come home), posting council meeting minutes on the town website would be welcome for transparency and informational purposes. If I'm counting correctly, there were 543 votes cast for mayor. Last population count was around 1100? Legal voting age percentage around 80%? If so - that's a pretty good turnout.

  • Sarah McPhee
    October 21, 2012 - 00:47

    Great work Trish.