Ric Bresee continues to rise.
The mayor of Loyalist Township joined the “great blue wave” that swept Ontario in last week’s provincial elections.
But, as the new Conservative MPP prepares to head to Queen’s Park, the question is: who will lead the Loyalist Borough?
Bresee is currently the mayor of Loyalist Township and will be stepping down after winning the provincial election last week.
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However, the date of Bresee’s resignation has not yet been determined and he will remain mayor until he decides to resign.
Leal township officials say that when he resigns, the council has to declare the position vacant and will try to fill it.
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But, if Bresee doesn’t resign until less than 90 days before municipal election day, the city won’t need a replacement, according to City Law.
The loyalist municipality says that since there is an upcoming election, there will be no by-election to fill the position of mayor.
Since May 1, Deputy Mayor Jim Hegadorn has been running to fill the mayor’s seat temporarily.
Bresee has served on the loyal township council for 22 years and has been mayor of the township since 2018.
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