Lantzville resident John English will vie for a councillor chair in the upcoming byelection.
English, a member of Lantzville’s parks and recreation commission, became the second candidate to file election papers on Monday. It’s his first time seeking a council seat.
English, a retired professional engineer, has experience managing large projects and team building, and is interested in managing the budget and ensuring targets are adhered to. While he has no long-term political aspirations, he said he does want to get the community through “this rough spot.”
“Things have got slowed down so much that it’s got to get moving on,” said English, a six-year Lantzville resident. “I can help do that.”
The nomination period closes tomorrow (July 3) in advance of the Aug. 8 byelection. So far Doug Parkhurst is the only other candidate for one of four seats left empty due to resignations.