The mayor of Prince Edward County is addressing speculation that he is considering a run for provincial parliament.
In a press release issued Monday morning, Robert Quaiff said he wants to make it clear that he will not be running to become a member of provincial parliament adding fulfilling his role as mayor is his first and only priority.
He says he plans to continue to focus all of his effort on serving the people of Prince Edward County in that role.
“When I entered this office, I established priorities for my term, such as the redevelopment of our hospital, the promotion of our rural creative economy, the fight for community rights against wind turbine projects, and the creation of a financially sustainable municipality. I am also deeply involved in two ongoing ad hoc committees that are addressing real challenges facing our community – the development framework committee and the water & wastewater committee. I am proud of the work that we are doing to realize our priorities and overcome our challenges and I’m thankful that our community gave me the opportunity to work on these issues.”
In an interview, Mayor Quaiff told Quinte News while it would have been an honour to have been considered for the role, he considers it an even bigger honour to serve the people of Prince Edward County.
When asked what his plans are for the upcoming municipal election in 2018, he said at this time he is absolutely thrilled to be mayor, the success of the County will determine that and he will make his intentions known closer to the date.
In closing, the mayor said the County is his home.
“It’s where I met my lovely wife, where we built our family, and where I plan to spend the rest of my days. I love our community and I have absolutely no interest in a political office that would take me away from that.”