• Jules-Pierre Malartre

Rigaud election results

PHOTO BY JULES-PIERRE MALARTRE The newly elected Rigaud council consists of (left to right) District 6 – Mario Gauthier, District 5 – Danny Lalonde District 3 – Edith de Haerne, Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr., District 2 – Archie Martin, District 1 – Marie-Claude Frigault, and District 4 – André Boucher.

Hans Gruenwald Jr. was re-elected as mayor of Rigaud November 4, obtaining 1725 votes against challenger Jeannine Landry’s 716 votes who quickly congratulated Gruenwald for his victory. A little over 40% of residents showed up to vote.

Mayor Gruenwald is starting his second term along with most of the same councillors from last term’s team with the exception of District 1 where Yannick Sauvé did not seek re-election. Marie-Claude Frigault was elected in District 1. She won with 184 votes, beating Charles Boucher by five votes. Yves Pelletier came in third with 149 votes. Archie Martin was elected by acclamation in District 2. Edith de Haerne was re-elected in District 3, winning with 268 over André Liboiron’s 167 votes. In District 4, André Boucher was also re-elected, winning with 219 votes over François Lavigne’s 200 votes. Both Danny Lalonde in District 5 and Mario Gauthier in District 6 were re-elected by acclamation.

Gruenwald thanked the residents who showed up to vote despite the rain. “This election really makes Rigaud proud, because all the candidates acted professionally,” Gruenwald said. “Thank you so much for making Rigaud an example to follow, once again.” He also thanked the election team for their dedicated work. “As you remember, we had a few anomalies in 2013. Today, everything proceeded with exemplary professionalism.”

All the elected councillors took a few moments to thank the residents for voting. Newcomer Marie-Claude Frigault thanked her new colleagues for welcoming her into the team. “I feel blessed. Thank you to my team who got people to come and vote. Thank you to all electors who came to vote. District 1 showed up in force. I am really happy. I’ll put my heart into my work as a councillor.”

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