Hamilton Deputy Mayor to run for OBA
Hamilton Deputy Mayor Glen Smith has stepped down in order to run for the OBA in the next General Election.
His resignation from the Council of the City of Hamilton was announced this afternoon.
Said Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling: “Deputy Mayor alderman Glen Smith met with me [yesterday] in the Mayor’s Parlour at City Hall and presented his letter of resignation with effect immediately. I reluctantly accepted his letter.
“Mr. Smith has been selected as a candidate for the One Bermuda Alliance in the upcoming general election. Glen shares the view of the entire Council that municipal politics must remain apolitical. To ensure the City of Hamilton is seen in this light, individually, we may support a particular party but none of us will publically campaign on the behalf of, or run for, that party; a practice we would like to continue. Which is why, prior to any official announcement, Glen has taken this particular stance.”
As stated in the Municipalities’ Act, Mr Smith’s position must be filled within two months, City secretary Edward Benevides said.
”The City of Hamilton, working with the Parliamentary Registrar, will be making further announcements in due course.”