Desrochers, Doncaster to face off for reeve

by Vance Gutzman

Municipal elections don’t take place until next fall, but some candidates are already springing into action.

May 1 was the first day for candidates to file nomination papers for the offices of mayor, reeve, councillor or school board trustee.

As of Tuesday morning, two candidates in Deep River had done just that.

Incumbent Reeve Glenn Doncaster has filed his nomination papers for that same position.

And, in an interesting turn of events, incumbent Councillor Ron Desrochers has also filed his nomination papers, albeit for the position of reeve.

“If elected as reeve, it would be an honour and privilege to be the town of Deep River’s representative at county council,” Desrochers stated in a submission to the NRT.

“The reeve, along with being a member of town council, will be a part of an organization that manages the whole of Renfrew County with the exception of Pembroke.”

“This is an opportunity to get more involved with our neighbouring communities, meet with their representatives and their various department heads,” Desrochers added.

Desrochers went on to state that he is committed to working towards having a prosperous and vibrant community and that he’s “supportive of an open, fair, transparent business environment that encourages growth.”

“I am all about best practices for financial reporting, internal controls and governance,” he stated.

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