Raymond Pilon elected mayor of Campbell’s Bay

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Raymond Pilon the new Mayor of Campbell’s Bay. (submitted)

Eric O’Brien
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CAMPBELL’S BAY – On Friday March 24, the Municipality of Campbell’s Bay announced the results of their by-elections for the mayor and councillor for Seat 1.

Raymond Pilon was named the town’s new mayor, and Leen Matthyssen took over Pilon’s former seat on council. Both candidates were the only citizens to put their names forward for the positions and were elected by acclamation. The position of mayor has been vacant since the passing of Maurice Beauregard in October 2022. Pilon has represented the municipality at MRC council meetings in the interim.

Pilon has always lived in Campbell’s Bay. As a teenager he was part of the Campbell Bay RA Youth Council. Later, he served as a councillor for 17 years and on the Campbell’s Bay Litchfield Fire Department for 20 years. He will serve as the Mayor or Campbell’s Bay until the 2025 Quebec municipal elections, and he can run again at that time should he choose.

He listed his priorities including revitalization of downtown Campbell’s Bay and the town’s two parks, the ball field and the outdoor skating rink, improving the town’s sidewalks and water system, managing the budget, pursuing a grant to build a new fire station along with the Municipality of Litchfield and council transparency.