Midland Mayor Gord McKay believes current Councillor Stewart Strathearn should be his successor.
“We have three people running for mayor. I know all of them. And while each has their own strengths the only one whom I feel will be an effective mayor is Stewart Strathearn,” stated McKay in a Sept. 3 email newsletter.
McKay has been mayor for the past eight years and believes he has a good understanding of what is needed in Midland’s next mayor.
“They will have to balance significant demands for local health care, affordable housing and keeping our streets safe, while maintaining tax rates that support economic development,” stated McKay. “They will have to steer out major capital projects, including the downtown big dig, waste water upgrades…