Pembroke Mayoral Candidates Face Voters Tonight

The two people who want to be Pembroke’s mayor after the October 22 municipal election face voters tonight in a forum at Algonquin College’s waterfront campus.

Moderator Jamie Bramburger says there will be an opportunity to ask questions and hear the platforms outlined by the candidates, incumbent Mike Lemay and Paul Kelly.  

He says the candidates will also answer some pre-determined questions.

“We’ve provided 10 key questions about local municipal issues in the City of Pembroke to each of the candidates", Bramburger said.

"They’ve been given those already, so they’ve had time to prepare their answers.  After we get through those questions, we’ll open it up to a Q and A from the audience as well”.

Bramburger adds the level of interest in the council candidates' night earlier this week, when over 400 people packed Festival Hall, is a good indication that there's a great interest in this election.

“We’ve seen a record number of candidates, who are filing their papers and getting involved in this municipal election. Pembroke is probably the greatest example, with so many candidates running for council positions", Bramburger told Star 96.7 News.

"I think that’s very healthy in any community, when you have that level of interest, that means that people think that they have something to offer”.

The election is October 22nd but internet and phone voting in Pembroke begins tomorrow.

The mayoral candidates meeting starts at 7 o’clock tonight at Algonquin’s waterfront campus.