Meet the new mayor of Morinville.
 
Former councillor Barry Turner was acclaimed as the town's mayor after no one challenged him.
 
"[I was in] a little bit of disbelief, that's for sure," said Turner. "I was not expecting that to happen, certainly not in a community the size of Morinville to have an acclamation."
 
Turner first held office as a councillor back in 1995, when he held the title of the youngest elected official in the nation (eventually Brennan Fitzgerald took the title in the 2013 election). He held office until a short break in 2007 to help raise his family then returned to office in 2013.
 
He credits his family and especially his wife, Selena, for the support he's received over the years.
 
"Where the mayor provides value is sharing that leadership role with members of council and their areas of strength and really getting the most out of everybody at the table."
 
The congratulations are already rolling in for Turner.
 
"I'm just overwhelmed the support that everyone's been showing."
 
Though the mayor's chair is taken, there's still an election on to fill the councillor chairs. Check out the candidates, here
 

 

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