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Gale Fullerton, Lunenburg Yacht Club General Manager, announces bid for Mayor

Gale Fullerton, General Manager of the Lunenburg Yacht Club, has announced her intent to run for Mayor of Lunenburg in this August’s special election.

Fullerton shared a release with media contacts today detailing her announcement. Her release says she will “focus on responsive leadership and effective communication for the best possible future of the Town of Lunenburg.”

This makes Fullerton the second potential candidate in the election to be held on August 12.

The other person who has so far announced their intent to run is Jamie Myra, currently on a temporary leave of absence as President of the Lunenburg Board of Trade. Councillor Ed Halverson previously announced his intent to run, but said on June 23 he would withdraw because of personal time commitments.

Nomination forms to officially run for Mayor must be submitted to the Town between July 10-13, so just over two weeks remain for new entrants to the race. More information is available on the Town’s Information for Candidates page.

Read Fullerton’s full announcement below:

“Gale Fullerton announced today that she will run for Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg in the upcoming August 12, 2023 Municipal by-election. 

As Mayor she will focus on responsive leadership and effective communication for the best possible future of the Town of Lunenburg.

Gale has current and previous experience working with provincial government, not-for-profit groups, and charitable organizations, in both paid and volunteer roles. Her direct and relevant experience includes communications and customer service, operations and human resources management, policy writing and governance.

“I would like to introduce myself as your candidate of choice for Mayor in the upcoming August 2023 by-election. You deserve to be heard, understood, and acknowledged when decisions are being considered for the future of our beloved town.”

Gale has strong personal and historic ties to Lunenburg traced through her mother, who was a member of the Lohnes family. Gale spent her childhood summers in Lunenburg, attended Lunenburg Academy to complete her fifth-grade year, visited regularly as an adult, and came back home to live here in 2018.

“I believe in calm, consistent, and collaborative leadership, and would be honoured to be a part of seeing us through important decisions in a mindful and responsible manner. This by-election has created a unique opportunity for me to earn your confidence and your trust. I appreciate your time and your support at the polls.”

Please visit me on Facebook: Gale Fullerton for TOL Mayor

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2 responses to “Gale Fullerton, Lunenburg Yacht Club General Manager, announces bid for Mayor”

  1. John

    Welcome Gale, I think you will make strong addition to the race for Mayor of Lunenburg.
    Take care, John and Gail

    1. Gale Fullerton

      Thank you, John and Gail. I appreciate your kind words and support.

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