Coun. Frank Armitage to run for Princeton mayor

Health care is a top for Armitage, who resigned his councillor position today to run for mayor.

Coun. Frank Armitage announced today he intends to run for mayor of Princeton.

He resigned his councillor position today, as he is required to do under the Local Government Act.

“I feel I have the skills and ability to be a good mayor for this town,” Armitage told the Spotlight.

Restoring a 24/7 emergency department to Princeton is a main priority for Armitage.

“The medical service crisis negatively affects the business community, and has an impact on the housing market,” he said.

Armitage would also focus on recreation infrastructure to help attract young professionals, such as doctors, to Princeton.

Councillors are required to announce their nomination by Monday, but other candidates have from June 26 to July 8 to submit their papers.

The Spotlight asked others who were rumoured to run, but besides Armitage only Acting Mayor Jason Earle said he was considering doing so. He has not submitted an application.

By-election date is Aug. 11.