Dave Barton is Uxbridge’s newest councilor
by Roger Varley
Dave Barton won Monday’s Ward 3 municipal by-election with a comfortable margin, beating out seven other contenders for the council seat.
The final result came down 50 minutes after the polls closed. Mr. Barton received 355 of the 1,314 votes cast, or 27.1 per cent. The closest to him was Dave Granic, who pulled in 255 votes, or 19.5 per cent. John Haddock came in third with 198 votes.
The other candidates were Lynn Klages, 144; Ted Eng, 105; Bob Harrison, 99; Mike Whiston, 82,;and Bev Northeast, 79.
Only 1,314 of the 2,422 eligible voters cast their ballots, or 54.25 per cent.
Mr. Barton said he was not surprised by the results, despite the poor showings by former council members Mr. Eng and Mrs. Northeast.
“I often wondered where all the candidates would end up,” he said. “I spent a lot of time researching, but you just never know until all those ballots come in.”