Byelection needed in Summerside to replace Barb Ramsay
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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — With the election of Barb Ramsay as the brand new MLA for Summerside – South Drive, a byelection will should be known as to switch her on metropolis council.
Ramsay, who ran for the Progressive Conservative Social gathering of P.E.I., defeated incumbent Inexperienced Social gathering of P.E.I. candidate Steve Howard within the April 3 provincial election.
Ramsay had been on depart as the present metropolis councillor for Ward 3: Summerside – North through the race. Ramsay had served as council’s liaison with police and fireplace providers. She was first elected to characterize the realm in 2018 and re-elected in 2022.
Now that she has been elected provincially, Ramsay’s resignation from council is automated. The town is compelled to name a byelection to fill her empty seat inside six months. Mayor Dan Kutcher has stated preliminary discussions with Elections P.E.I. are anticipated to begin quickly to get that course of began and additional particulars will likely be introduced as quickly as doable.
Ramsay was certainly one of 5 Summerside councillors who had been acclaimed through the municipal 2022 election.