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le Mercredi 18 mai 2022 20:47 Tribune-Express (Hawkesbury)

Jeanne Charlebois wants back on council

Les élections municipales de 2022 auront lieu en octobre et Jeanne Charlebois a confirmé qu'elle sera candidate. Mme Charlebois a été mairesse de Hawkesbury pendant deux mandats, mais cette fois-ci, elle cherchera à obtenir un des sièges de conseillère. — File photo
Les élections municipales de 2022 auront lieu en octobre et Jeanne Charlebois a confirmé qu'elle sera candidate. Mme Charlebois a été mairesse de Hawkesbury pendant deux mandats, mais cette fois-ci, elle cherchera à obtenir un des sièges de conseillère.
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She sat in the mayor’s chair for two terms but now Jeanne Charlebois wants to return to Hawkesbury council as one of its six councillors.

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. 

 

For the last four years, as a resident of the Town of Hawkesbury.  I have been present in our community as a member of the board of directors and recently as president of the Hawkesbury Central Food Bank, as a member of the board of directors of the Prescott-Russell Community Services, as a volunteer of the Hawkesbury General Hospital and member of the Hawkesbury Rotary Club. I will continue to respect the mandates I have with these non-profit organizations and the projects that I am committed to. 

— stated Charlebois.

During previous interviews Charlebois has expressed “surprise at the strength of support” for her to reenter local municipal politics. She has been considering for several months whether or not to run for council and whether she would see the mayor’s seat again. 

Charlebois stated that she will unveil her campaign platform at a later date.