MORRISBURG, Ont. – A Morrisburg web developer and multimedia contributor has put his name forward to run for South Dundas municipal council. Phillip Blancher filed his papers just before 9 a.m. this morning. The 38-year-old father of four says the municipality “deserves an experienced and effective member of council, someone who knows the issues that matter most to you and your family and has the ability to make a difference.” He’s running on a four point platform: back to basics, good customer service, jobs and South Dundas first. Blancher has lived in South Dundas for nine years and has been involved in coaching local soccer, the South Dundas Historical Society as well as contributing to various local newspaper and news websites as well as former radio outlets.
Blancher will be up against Bill Ewing, Bert Geertsma, James Graham (incumbent) and Archie Mellan (incumbent). They are all vying for three council seats.
There are two candidates for mayor – incumbent Steven Byvelds and Evonne Delegarde. So far there is only one candidate for deputy mayor – incumbent Jim Locke. The deadline for nominations in September 12. We go to the polls October 27.