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Lennie White announces plans to run for Westville mayor

Lennie White is running for Mayor of Westville.
Lennie White is running for Mayor of Westville. - Contributed
WESTVILLE, N.S. —

A special election will be held in Westville on Dec. 14 to fill the vacancy left by Roger MacKay, who announced earlier this month that he was resigning.

The nomination filing day has been set for Nov. 14.

Already, Lennie White, who as deputy mayor has been serving as interim mayor, has announced his intentions to run for the position.

White has been a councillor with the Town of Westville for seven years and has served as deputy mayor three times.
Following MacKay’s retirement earlier this fall, White said he was encouraged by people in the community to run for the seat.
He said that because he is seeking the office of mayor, he will be resigning his current council seat. A new councillor will also be elected to fill the seat on council left vacant by White.

“I think it’s an important time for our town the next year,” White said in an interview with The News, pointing out that the town has a new chief administrative officer and will be hiring a new police chief and new recreation coordinator.

He said that the town has put a debate over whether to allow strip mining exploration in the town to bed, but because of the engagement they had from the community through that, now have people more tuned in, which he said is encouraging.

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