After eighteen years as Councilor, Chris Peabody is excited to begin his new political chapter as Mayor of Brockton.
Peabody was victorious over his rival and former mayor Charlie Bagnato defeating him by 993 votes.
Peabody says his first priority is to work towards bringing natural gas to the rural areas of Brockton.
He says the Provincial government has a pool of funding available for projects like this and Brockton wants in on the ground floor.
As such he wants to meet will MPP Lisa Thompson as soon as possible to discuss this issue.
Looking at his new council, Peabody calls it a good mix of fresh and familiar faces. (two fresh faces and four familiar)
Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak was acclaimed.
As for council newcomer James Lang took the lead with 2660 votes, followed by incumbents: Steve Adams (2625) Dean Leifso (2,488) and Chris Oberle (2,381). Kym Hutcheon a former councilor from a previous term will also rejoin the Council table after a four year absence as well. (2218)
Peabody says he worked hard on the campaign trail and is grateful to all of those who supported him.
He pledges to continue to do what he has for the last eighteen years, and that is to serve the people of Brockton.
With almost two decades under his belt on Council, Peabody says he is ready for the challenge ahead as mayor.
He says he has learned a lot over the years and will use that experience to assist him in this new role.