Former District 3 Councillor will run for Hudson mayor
By Carmen Marie Fabio
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Former District 3 Councillor Chloe Hutchison has announced she will run in the upcoming municipal elections this November for the mayoralty seat in Hudson.
Professional architect, member of the Board of Directors of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence, and former president of the Hudson Town Planning and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Chloe Hutchison has announced her intentions to throw her hat in the ring for the upcoming mayoralty election in November.
As reported in The Journal in February, 2020, Hutchison stepped down from council one day after the monthly council meeting citing breakdowns in communication that shifted the focus of council away from community issues and had become more personal and confrontational in nature.
“Now that the campaign is open, I see that a lot of things haven’t been addressed so it’s time to get back and I’m hoping to encourage others to run alongside with me,” she said, adding there is much untapped talent in Hudson.
“I think we get the best results if we can collaborate and pull together.”
Hutchison said she feels this is an opportunity to do campaigns differently and to get a feeling of what municipal politics should be about.
“Should it be about posturing and process, or is it really about getting the best solution out for the residents? That’s what I have continually pushed for.
“If enough people of similar grit and conviction are ready to work together, I certainly would be ready to work as a slate,” she said of her willingness to remove conventional politicking from her approach to town governance. “That’s not a problem at all.”
Hutchison cites the importance of the contentious Sandy Beach development dossier as one that deserves continued attention moving forward.
Hutchison was elected in 2017, beating out incumbent Nicole Durand. Though enough time was left in her mandate that the town was required by law to hold a by-election to fill the vacant seat, it remained unoccupied.