Former mayor to take second run

by Vance Gutzman

Things could get interesting when voters in Laurentian Hills head to the polls in next fall’s municipal elections.

That’s because a former mayor of the town has thrown his hat back into the ring, seeking to be elected to the top job for a second time.

Dick Rabishaw has filed his nomination papers for the office of mayor.

Rabishaw has a lengthy track record on Laurentian Hills council.

He served two terms as a councillor in the municipality, from 2003 to 2010.

In the 2010 municipal election Rabishaw was acclaimed as mayor after the incumbent, Vance Gutzman, decided not to seek re-election after two terms as the town’s top elected official.

Rabishaw served one term as mayor before losing in the 2014 municipal election to John Reinwald.

As of Tuesday morning, Reinwald had yet to file his nomination papers seeking re-election.

May 1 was the first day for candidates in Ontario to file nomination papers for offices of mayor, reeve, councillor or school board trustee in the municipal elections to be held this fall.

The deadline for nominations to be filed is 2 pm on Friday, July 27.

Two other members of Laurentian Hills council, meanwhile, have recently filed their nomination papers seeking re-election to council.

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