Charlebois sent out a brief email notice to all local media Monday, May 16, stating that she had filed her nomination papers to run for one of the councillor seats in the October municipal election. She sent out a second email explaining why she plans to run for a councillor this time and will support Councillor Robert Lefebvre’s bid for the mayor’s seat rather than try to become mayor again herself.
“I believe as a municipal councillor, I will be bringing experience and knowledge of municipal government to the council table,” stated Charlebois, “and as a candidate for mayor, Robert Lefebvre has mentioned, our town must move on towards a positive and progressive future. Respect, cooperation, and working as a member of a team are needed more than ever for our town, our residents and our investors. Mr. Lefebvre’s integrity and his abilities as a communicator at the municipal, counties, provincial and federal levels have confirmed my support for his candidacy as mayor of the Town of Hawkesbury.”
Charlebois has served two terms as Hawkesbury’s mayor. The first time was from 2006 to 2010. The second was term was from 2014 to 2018. Hawkesbury’s current mayor Paula Assaly stopped Charlebois’ mayoral reelection bid in October 2028.