MELFORT— Melfort councilor Glenn George has announced that he will be running for mayor during the city’s next municipal election.
The election will take place on Nov. 9.
“I thought I’d never want to get into politics, then after I retired I decided to run for city council,” George said. “After three terms I quite like the job, I know the workings of the city now. I just decided if I was to continue on I would want to be the mayor, I want to be the team leader.”
George worked for over 30 years as an owner of Home Hardware in Melfort, before passing on the position to his children. By election time he will have served on council for 11 years.
“I want to be a team leader and a salesman for Melfort,” he said.
“I think the people in Melfort know who I am, where I come from and what I bring to the table. I hope that’s enough to make them want to vote for me.”
George and Rick Lang, Melfort’s current mayor, are the only candidates who have announced their bid for the role at this time.
“I guess from my perspective, citizens are either happy with the direction we’re taking and the progress we’re making — or they’re not,” Lang said. “I guess that’s the result of what will happen in the next election.”
As candidates can’t run for both council and mayor simultaneously, this will result in one of the two candidates no longer being on council.
“One of us will be mayor and one of us will be nothing,” Lang said.