Two city councillors in Red Lake are in the running to be the next Mayor of the Municipality of Red Lake. Sandy Middleton and Fred Mota have both filed their municipal election nomination papers.
Middleton is currently serving as Red Lake’s acting mayor, and has 8 years of experience as a councillor. He says that once the current mayoral term is over, July 24, he will vacate the position, as required by municipal law. Council will then appoint a mayor internally to serve until October.
This comes following the passing of long-time Red Lake Mayor Phil Vinet. Vinet passed away last month, after a battle with cancer. It was his third term as mayor.
The names running for council include: Samantha Dykin, Tom Doherty, Gene Vallee, Mike Desmeules, Carol Bardon, Jack Goodwillie, and Janet Hager.