Town of Unity voters will go to the polls October 26 to elect a mayor, six councillors and a representative for the Light of Christ Catholic School Division.
Incumbent mayor and long-time Unity resident Sylvia Maljan is seeking her third term of office as mayor. Maljan is being challenged by Ben Weber who has been on Unity town council as a councillor and formerly served on Yorkton town council both as mayor and councillor.
Ten people are vying for six councillor seats. Incumbents Terry Flaherty, meat manager at Delta Co-op; Brian Vanderlinde, maintenance person; and Brent Weber, who works in oil and gas, are being challenged by Robert Abel, marketing advisor; Doreen Bonogofski, clearing clerk; Richard Hill, retired; Curtis McLean, equipment operator; Shaun O’Brian, operations manager; Pat Varga, retired; and Dean Wildeman, business owner.
Both mayoral candidates and all council candidates will be in attendance this evening, Wednesday, October 12, at an all-candidates forum sponsored by the Unity and District Chamber of Commerce. Each candidate will be introducing his or herself to the audience and there will be time for a meet-and-greet afterwards. Plan to attend! The forum is in the upper hall at the Unity Community Centre and begins at 7:30 pm.
Catholic ratepayers will also be electing a representative to sit on the LOCCSD board on behalf of St. Peter’s School. In the running for this position are incumbent Gerald Beres, retired, and educational assistant Sandra Morin.