Lambton Shores is the Municipality formed as a result of the amalgamation of Grand Bend, Forest and Bosanquet Township and includes 12,000 residents, living for the most part in the towns and villages of Arkona, Forest, Grand Bend, Ipperwash, Port Franks and Thedford
Now with with five declared candidates for Mayor of Lambton Shores the horse race gets underway as the deadline for declaring comes to a close.
When incumbent Mayor Gord Minielly announced in January he was ending a 30-year political career it created a political vacuum in Lambton Shores
Eager to fill it are three sitting councillors — Bill Weber, Mark Simpson and John Dehondt , one newcomer, Marvin Wallace and a previous Mayoral candidate Syd Fletcher
Beachfront usage and a contentious sewer extension in Grand Bend are two key issues,
With three councillors seeking the mayor's job, seats have opened up Wards 1, 2 and 3 inspiring an influx of new candidates.