Ewing set to seek a seat as councillor

Perennial election contender Bill Ewing, will once again have his name on the ballot for the 2014 municipal election.

Ewing filed his nomination papers for the position of councillor with the clerk January 7.

Ewing’s name has been on the ballot of every South Dundas Municipal election since the corporation was formed. Once, he ran but was defeated for the deputy mayor’s seat, but he was twice elected as a councillor having served two terms.

No matter whether he wins or loses an election, Ewing never hesitates in letting his name stand for a council seat because, whether sitting on council or not, he always has an interest in this municipality and its affairs.

Ewing chose to this time run for one of the three councillor seats. “I have sufficient time to work as a councillor,” he said. Ewing is self-employed as the owner/operator of Bill’s Towing. The mayor and deputy mayor seats require a larger investment of time, that Ewing explains he cannot fully commit to.

“I can be of benefit to South Dundas,” says Ewing who, on top of his council experience, has much municipal experience with water, sewer, roads and parks management in the former Village of Iroquois.

Ewing chose to declare his election intentions, fairly early in the process. “There’s no reason to keep people in suspense,” said Ewing. “People have been asking me whether or not I’m running, so I filed.”

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