Prince Rupert municipal election taking shape

Though it may still be months away, the 2014 municipal election is beginning to take shape.

Though it may still be months away, the 2014 municipal election is beginning to take shape as those in the community and those sitting on council make their intentions known.

Those declaring their plans to seek the position of mayor are incumbent Jack Mussallem and Lee Brain. Although complete platforms have yet to be released, Mussallem is pointing to his experience in local government while newcomer Brain is vowing to increase transparency.

On the council side of the vote, there are currently three candidates who have confirmed their intention to seek office. Joining incumbents Anna Ashley and Nelson Kinney is 24-year-old Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a economic development officer Blair Mirau.

Voting for the municipal election will take place on Nov. 15, 2014.