UPDATE: Two confirm interest in running for Mayor of Prince Rupert, two declare candidacy for council

While the opening for nominations for the upcoming municipal election in November doesn't open until 9:30 a.m. On October 4, at least two people have declared their intention to seek the position of Mayor in Prince Rupert.

While the opening for nominations for the upcoming municipal election in November doesn’t open until 9:30 a.m. on October 4, at least two people have declared their intention to seek the position of Mayor in Prince Rupert.

Incumbent Mayor Jack Mussallem will be seeking re-election, and if successful it would be his third term at the head of the City after being elected in 2008 and previously in the late 1990s.

And in response to an e-mail to current councillors, councillor Kathy Bedard said she will be seeking election as Mayor in November.

“I think 16 years, or four terms, on council provides the experience to lead the community,” she said.

Only one other current councillor replied to the inquiry as of press time with councillor Anna Ashley, who was first elected in 2008, confirming she will once again be seeking a spot on council. On Tuesday morning Nelson Kinney, who has been on council since 2002, announced his intention to seek re-election.

Look for updates on who is running for council, mayor and school board online at www.thenorthernview.com and in upcoming issues.