2020-07-24

Long-time municipal politician won’t re-offer, newcomer announces election intentions



Eric Hustvedt, a 12-year local politician in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL), says he's not seeking re-election this fall.

In a recently released statement, Hustvedt, 73, who's been a part of MODL council for three terms, said he plans to spend more time on writing and editing projects.

"I have been pleased to be part of an ambitious rural municipal unit that has taken on initiatives like expanding internet access, cleaning up the LaHave River and developing public parks," he said in a news release.

Hustvedt is MODL's deputy mayor and represents the district which encompasses communities such as Petite Riviere, Italy Cross and Middlewood.

Days after Hustvedt backed out, Crousetown resident Leitha Haysom announced her intent to be his replacement at the council table.

"I'm committed to our community and have always supported and promoted the many great things we have to offer," the married mother of two said in a news release. "We certainly have some challenges ahead of us in these uncertain times, but I believe we are well equipped to face them and to build a thriving municipality for everyone."

Haysom served with the Petite Riviere area's community association, and possesses a background in project coordination and administration.

"With my long history of volunteerism and community service in Lunenburg County, I am excited to continue serving from this new perspective," she said.

Municipal elections in Nova Scotia take place October 17.

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