26 year old business man wins seat on Bathurst council

A 26 year old entrepreneur is Bathurst's newest councillor.

Jeff Glendenning replaces Bernie Cormier who stepped down in order to take a job with Opportunities New Brunswick. 

Glendenning won Monday's byelection with 687 votes out of a little over 1800.

He says  he looks forward to meeting with his fellow councillors and getting up to speed on files.

Glendenning says tourism is a big priority with summer quickly approaching.

A little over 19 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in the byelection, beating the turnout for the provincial vote of 17.31 per cent.

Meanwhile, Maxime LeJeune won a seat on Pointe-Verte's council by acclimation.

In Bas-Caraquet, Roger R. Chiasson won the mayor's seat by acclimation while Nicole Hebert and Nadine Gionet will sit as councillors.

Gilles Theriault was acclaimed mayor of Grande-Anse while Denis Savoie was acclaimed councillor.

Bernard Savoie won a seat on Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphael's council uncontested.