George Kehoe took the oath of office during the Strait regional school board’s official post-election swearing-in ceremony, which took place only hours after Kehoe was confirmed the winner of the board’s West Richmond seat following a recount held at the Port Hawkesbury Justice Centre. For more on the recounts, see the November 9 edition of The Reporter.

PORT HASTINGS: Richmond County’s newest municipal councillor increased his vote total and a veteran Strait regional school board (SRSB) member officially reclaimed his seat, as the result of judicial recounts held on November 1 at the Port Hawkesbury Justice Centre.
George Kehoe, originally declared the runner-up in his bid to reclaim the SRSB’s West Richmond district but named the winner following the official count three days later, held on to the seat previously held by Lian Parsons over the past four years. The judicial recount gave Kehoe 1,149 votes to Parsons’ 1,087, sending Kehoe to the SRSB’s central office in Port Hastings to be sworn in only hours after the recount wrapped up.
Meanwhile, at the Richmond Education Centre and Academy site where he serves as vice-principal, first-time municipal council candidate Jason MacLean was relieved to receive the news that his election-night victory over veteran councillor Gail Johnson had held up. MacLean increased his margin of victory by one vote in the recount, taking 362 votes to Johnson’s 350 in Richmond County’s new District 5.
For more on the recounts for Richmond County, see the November 9 edition of The Reporter.