N.L. teen who lost mayoralty plans to seek Tory nod in provincial byelection

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Kurtis Coombs, the young man who was mayor of Paradise, N.L., for a day, is going after the Tory nomination in an upcoming provincial byelection.
Coombs, 19, wants to run in Topsail district which became vacant when Elizabeth Marshall was appointed to the Senate.
Coombs was named mayor of the tiny community of Paradise in last years' municipal elections before a recount resulted in a tie.
He lost the job when his opponent's name was drawn from a hat, a selection method Coombs is now challenging in the province's Supreme Court.
Should his bid for a new mayoralty race prove successful, he says he's already found someone else to run municipally while he pursues provincial politics.
Coombs is up against Paul Davis, deputy mayor of Conception Bay South and Paul Lane, a councillor in Mount Pearl, for the Conservative nod.

Organizations: Tory, Supreme Court

Geographic location: Paradise, ST. JOHN'S, Mount Pearl

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