Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lunenburg Doctor new School Board Member

Dr. John Jenkins of Lunenburg is the newly elected South Shore Regional School Board member for District 7. Jenkins won the by-election on Saturday with 233 votes to 134 for Craig Buffett. There were a total of 368 ballots cast, with two ballots rejected. Voter turnout was 6.8 percent. The result won't be official until Tuesday when the Returning Officer collects the ballot boxes and confirms there were no mistakes at the polling stations. The seat became vacant when former Vice-Chair Karen Kinley resigned from the Board August 31st after accepting a job with the provincial government's legislative council office in Halifax.