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Rothwell, Harris to run for mayor of St George

Deputy Mayor Garth Rothwell and former Common Councillor Alfonso Harris will this month go toe to toe to become the Mayor of St George.

Meanwhile, Steven Hollis will return to the Corporation after he was the only candidate who put his name forward for the Alderman post (see sidebar).

Both the Mayoral and Alderman positions were vacated in the lead-in to last month’s general election.

Alderman Renee Anderson-Ming stepped down from her post to run for the Progressive Labour Party in St George’s West. Kenneth Bascome stepped down as Mayor to challenge Dame Jennifer Smith in St George’s North, a seat he ultimately won.

An election for the new Mayor takes place January 21.

Both men own businesses in St George’s. Mr Harris operates Churchill’s; Mr Rothwell co-owns Robertson’s Drugstore.

Mr Harris challenged Mr Bascome in the municipal election last year for the post of Mayor, but lost by 148 votes.

Mr Rothwell successfully defended his seat in the same election, battling Ms Anderson-Ming, Mr Hollis and Quinell Francis for one of the three Alderman positions.

Should Mr Rothwell be elected as Mayor, the town would then hold another by-election to fill his current post of Alderman.

4 n St GeorgeþÄôs town Hall Photo David Skinner

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Published January 04, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 03, 2013 at 10:02 pm)

Rothwell, Harris to run for mayor of St George

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