Municipal Election 2010: Chaulk tosses name into ring for mayor’s job

Next year’s municipal election in Wellington North could see more than just one name on the ballot for the mayor’s job.

On Monday night, Councillor Ross Chaulk announced his intention to seek the mayor’s position.

Chaulk indicated a number of people had asked if he was going to run, and others are encouraging him to do so.

“So I’m going to make it official,” he said. “Yes, I’m going to run again; I’m going to run for mayor.”

Chaulk currently represents Ward 3, one of the township’s southern areas, and roughly half of Arthur village. His decision will leave an opening for the Ward 3 council position.

This is Chaulk’s second term as a councillor for Wellington North. Previously, he served two terms as a councillor for old Arthur township. Chaulk lives near Kenilworth and operates an accounting service in Mount Forest.

When asked, none of the other members of council were ready to state their intentions for the coming election.

Mayor Mike Broomhead said he would make an announcement at the first meeting of January in the new year.