Nelson Santos To Seek Re-election In Kingsville

Nelson Santos is getting set to make another run at the mayor's seat in Kingsville.

Santos was first elected to council in 1997 and has been the town's mayor since 2003, but he says there's still plenty of work to be done.

Santos says Kingsville is on the right path and he wants to be part of it.

"You look at the community that the municipality of Kingsville has become over the last few terms. We've identified the growth, certainly the pressures that come with the growth, but more importantly, the vitality and the success that we're seeing within both the business group, the success of the growth and development for new homes and for new housing."

He says Kingsville residents have a great sense of community.

"It's a sense of pride for me to be in a community that really looks after each other and to be willing to commit another four year term to the cause is something that I'm not hesitating about whatsoever. It's an incredible position to see a community that's coming together and working together to create long-term plans and goals and then see them come to fruition."

Santos says the past four years have been all about planning and now it's time to execute.

"We were able to create a lot of plans, master plans, looking to the future. So the next four years is going to be shaping those plans into making them real so that we can start seeing these plans on paper become things that you actually can see, do and feel within the municipality. That's why the next four years are going to be pretty exciting in our community."

Kingsville's Deputy Mayor Gord Queen is seeking re-election as well.

The municipal election goes October 22.