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Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
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Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
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Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Meet your Florenceville-Bristol (Ward 2) candidate: Nancy Whyte McCauley

1. What is your background?

I have served on Council since 2001, first for the Village of Florenceville and then, following amalgamation, for the Town of Florenceville-Bristol. I grew up in Montreal, where I earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University. My husband Mark and I moved to Florenceville in 1992 and are very fortunate to have raised our two children here.
I consider myself a community volunteer. When our children were in school, I enjoyed being a parent volunteer, particularly as a literacy mentor. Over the years, I have been involved with Andrew & Laura McCain Library, the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery, the Carleton Victoria Arts Council, the Valley Outdoor Centre, Laubach Literacy. I firmly believe these organizations enrich our community, and I really enjoy being a part of them.

2. Why did you decide to run, and what is the biggest issue your community faces?

Many changes and improvements to the Town of Florenceville-Bristol have taken place over the past number of years, and many more are planned. I would very much like to be a part of the next Council to see these plans realized. This includes the construction of the expansion of the recreational centre, the implementation of a very dynamic tourism strategy that has been developed, the creation of a multi-purpose trail that will connect one end of town to the other along the riverfront for non-motorized traffic. At this time, the closure of the Old Florenceville bridge is the biggest issue facing our community. The bridge is essential to the well-being of our town: it provides the most direct route across the St John river for light vehicles and our only safe passage across for pedestrians and cyclists. It is a heritage landmark that has connected the two sides of our community for over 120 years. It is a beautiful gateway to the downtown, and its unique covered portion design makes it an important tourist attraction. It figures prominently in Stage 2 of our multi-purpose trail plan, which would see it as the connection to further non-motorized trail development of the west side of the river. We require that the bridge be repaired and put back into service as soon as possible.

3. The provincial government is studying potentially major changes to local government. What are the main changes you want to see? For example, do you see an advantage of forming rural communities with local LSDs and neighbouring communities?

The amalgamation of the villages of Florenceville and Bristol to create the Town of Florenceville-Bristol in 2008 is a good example of two communities who agreed to join forces and equalize tax rates and share services. Florenceville-Bristol serves as a hub to surrounding LSDs in providing recreation, library services, fire protection, retail and hospitality services, cultural events and spaces. I would be interested in working with those communities who want to cost-share in the delivery of these services and, in turn, have a voice in the direction of an expanded rural municipality.

4. Provide a general statement why you believe voters should support you?

It is a privilege for me to serve the Town of Florenceville-Bristol as Councillor and currently as Deputy Mayor. I have always and will continue to listen to the ideas, comments and suggestions of our residents, businesses and stakeholders and bring them to Council for consideration. This input is critical to our ongoing commitment to make Florenceville-Bristol a better place to visit, work and live.

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Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Meet your Florenceville-Bristol (Ward 2) candidate: David Trafford

1. What is your background?

I was born in Bath and grew up on a farm in Connell outside of Florenceville. I graduated from High School in Florenceville and then attended Saint Mary's University in Halifax. After that, I did six years in the Navy. I moved back home in 1991 and have lived here since then. For the last 21 years, I have served as a paramedic. I have been married for the last 33 years and have one son.

2. Why did you decide to run, and what is the biggest issue your community faces?

I ran for council in 2019. I decided to re-offer because there are some projects I would like to see completed: the annex to the arena and a sidewalk/trail to connect the town; also, the old bridge needs to reopen to light traffic. The town needs more people to work and live here so I would like to work to that end. I served on the council for two terms in the mid-1990s, and for the last two years, I feel that experience is important to be able to deliver to the town. That is why I am going to re-offer.

3. The provincial government is studying potentially major changes to local government. What are the main changes you want to see? For example, do you see an advantage of forming rural communities with local LSDs and neighbouring communities?

As for the changes in local government, I would have to see what the government is proposing. I do believe we need a system where we keep more of our tax revenue in town.

4. Provide a general statement why you believe voters should support you?

The reason people should vote for me is experience; I like to, as they say, "hit the ground running."

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Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Florenceville-Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Meet your Florenceville-Bristol (Ward 2) candidate: Andrew (Andy) Saunders

1. What is your background?

I have always lived in Florenceville-Bristol. I am married to Jill, and we have two children, Hannah and Matthew. I am a Project Manager employed with McCain Foods.

2. Why did you decide to run, and what is the biggest issue your community faces?

I am interested to learn how Municipal Government works, and I believe that I have a skill-set and attitude that can help in Florenceville-Bristol. There are many good areas of focus for the Council. One of those is growth. We need to keep our youth here and be attractive to others that may want to move here.

3. The provincial government is studying potentially major changes to local government. What are the main changes you want to see? For example, do you see an advantage of forming rural communities with local LSDs and neighbouring communities?

I don't know enough about this to share an opinion.

4. Provide a general statement why you believe voters should support you?

I like change, and one of the best ways to make that happen is with different people that have a different perspective. I will challenge the status quo and will push for change.

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