Two names already on list as Cornwall election campaign begins

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CORNWALL – Two names are already on the list for those seeking a spot on Cornwall City Council.

Coun. David Murphy has submitted his papers to run for the mayor’s seat.

Carson Andrews has also put his name in, vying for a seat on council. Andrews is the director of sales for Food Cycle Science in Cornwall – a green company diverting food waste from landfills.

Today (Tuesday) was the first day people could submit their nomination papers for the October 22 municipal election.

Nominations are being accepted at the city until 2 p.m. on July 27, which is Nomination Day.

Clerk Manon Levesque said it was a lot quieter than she expected, possibly because the rules to let your name stand have changed recently.

In addition to your $100 fee to run for council or school board ($200 for mayor), you have to collect at least 25 signatures from eligible voters in the city in order to run.

You can read more about how to submit your name for the election here.

Meanwhile, in South Dundas, Coun. Bill Ewing has put his name forward to run for deputy mayor.