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St. Clair Township’s new mayor, council sworn in

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Tom Rankin, pipe major of the Sarnia Legion Pipe Band, leads the new council into the chamber. (Bill Moran Photo)

An official swearing in ceremony was held for the new St. Clair Township council during a special meeting held Monday.

Mayor Jeff Agar was presented with the Gavel of Office by CAO John Rodey, while council members — Pat Brown, Holly Foster, Bill Myers, Brad Langstaff, and Cathy Langis — recited their oaths of elected office.

Deputy Mayor Steve Miller was acclaimed.

Agar, a former three-term councillor who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2018 — earned just over 50% of the votes in October’s municipal election, edging out two-term Ward 1 councillor Tracy Kingston (44.43%) and newcomer Chad Shymko (5.32%).

Steve Arnold, who had held the seat since 2006, announced earlier this year he wouldn’t seek re-election, after a 37 career in politics.

The new council meets again for its regular council meeting Dec. 5.

Councillors Cathy Langis, Bill Myers and Brad Langstaff. (Bill Moran photo)
Councillors Holly Foster and Pat Brown. (Bill Moran photo)
Deputy Mayor Steve Miller. (Bill Moran photo)
Mayor Jeff Agar reads his oath of office, alongside township clerk Jeff Baranek. (Bill Moran photo)

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