Gerard Pharand sweeps Waltham council seat

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Peter L. Smith

WALTHAM – The municipality held a by-election, November 22 at the Waltham Town Hall, to fill Council Seat
number 2. David Rochon, who previously held the seat, resigned in order to run for mayor following the passing of former mayor Garry Marchand. Rochon was acclaimed, but four residents campaigned for Seat 2.

Peter L. Smith

WALTHAM – The municipality held a by-election, November 22 at the Waltham Town Hall, to fill Council Seat
number 2. David Rochon, who previously held the seat, resigned in order to run for mayor following the passing of former mayor Garry Marchand. Rochon was acclaimed, but four residents campaigned for Seat 2.
Three hundred and sixty two ratepayers were eligible to cast ballots. Unofficial results: Gerard Pharand – 142, Neil Chaput – 10, David Cornwall – 10, Betty Ryan – 7. Pharand was sworn
in December 1 at the
municipality’s regular council meeting.