By Gordon Lambie
The municipal election in Sherbrooke has current Mayor Steve Lussier facing off against three opponents.
Evelyne Beaudin heads Sherbrooke citoyen, the city’s only political party, and has been a member of the city council since the last election. She is running a team of candidates, with one for every elected position in the city.
Luc Fortin sat as Sherbrooke’s member of the National Assembly under the Liberal banner from 2014 to 2018 and is now looking to make the leap to municipal politics.
Patrick Tétreault ran for mayor in the last election and secured less than one per cent of the vote.
In Lennoxville current Borough President Claude Charron is running for re-election against Bertrand Collins, who has served as the borough councillor for the Fairview district since 2017, and Catherine Duguay, who is representing Sherbrooke citoyen.
Both borough councillor positions also have multiple candidates, with former borough councillor Linda Boulanger competing against Guillaume Lirette-Gélinas of Sherbrooke citoyen for the seat Collins has left vacant in Fairview, and Giulietta Di Mambro of Sherbrooke citoyen challenging Jennifer Garfat, who is seeking re-election in the Uplands district.