Timmins has a new mayor-elect.
This year there was 16,197 ballots cast and a 54.89 per cent voter turnout. George Pirie is taking the position with 10,323 votes.
Pirie says this election has been an exciting race. “I am honoured to be here. This is a humbling experience. It sets a strong mandate, so I’m glad that the citizens of Timmins have endorsed my platform to the degree that they have.”
Pirie says he has been very open about his platform being about fiscal responsibility and transparency, but adds there is one thing he wants to do first. “That’s reach out to the people who have been elected and get the city working together to move it forward.”
He says he is looking forward to working with the new council over the next four years.
Steve Black trailed behind Pirie with 5,525 votes. Raymond Burey was next with 109 votes, Daniel Fortier with 103 and Lauchlan MacInnes with 90.