Hart seeking election as mayor in South Stormont

In this December 2014, file photo, Tammy Hart is sworn in as deputy mayor of South Stormont. Hart is seeking election as mayor in the Oct. 22 municipal election. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LONG SAULT – After eight years as deputy mayor, Tammy Hart wants to lead South Stormont council this fall.

Hart announced her intention Sunday (May 13) for the mayor’s seat in the Oct. 22 municipal vote, running on a platform of fiscal accountability, low taxes, business and commercial development and shopping locally.

“The past four years have been extremely productive and cohesive. I am proud to say that our Council worked well with all staff and employees,” Hart said in a statement. “We have excellent infrastructure, the second lowest taxes in SDG and we provide the best recreational services in the area,” she said.

In addition to her eight years as deputy mayor, Hart had previously served four years as councillor.

South Stormont has a five member council: one mayor, one deputy mayor and three councillors.

Mayor Jim Bancroft announced last month he would not be seeking re-election.

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