McCourt joins race with fellow councillors Corey Frizzell and Marlene Hunt
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CORNWALL — Now there are three candidates running in the election for mayor of Cornwall.
Minerva McCourt, currently a councillor and chairwoman of the town's finance and administration department, says one of her priorities is fiscal responsibility, pointing to four straight balanced budgets while she has held the post.
McCourt, who has been a councillor for eight years, says she takes great pride in the many accomplishments from her time on council, including the new turf and recreation fields, new town hall and the annual growth in the number of new developments.
“I know that tough decisions will need to be made along the way," she said in a news release, "but as I have approached my responsibilities as councillor, the best interests of Cornwall and its people have always come first and foremost."
McCourt joins the race for mayor with fellow councillors Corey Frizzell and Marlene Hunt, who both announced their intentions earlier in the month.
McCourt has lived in Cornwall for more than 30 years and was first elected to council in 2003. As well as finance and administration, McCourt is a past chair of the parks and recreation department and is a current member of the planning board.
She said in the release, “I am committed to ensuring that Cornwall is open to new business, a welcoming community for all residents and the greatest municipality on Prince Edward Island to live work and play.”