October 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Updated: October 20, 2017 12:21 am

Hundreds turn out for Hudson mayoral debate

WATCH: Residents of Hudson had the chance to learn more about their three mayoral candidates at the town's debate. Global's Matt Grillo reports.


Hundreds of Hudson residents packed the St. James Church Hall to watch a three-candidate mayoral debate.

Joseph Eletr, Bill Nash and Jamie Nicholls are the three candidates vying for mayor of Hudson.

For some, the debate served as an opportunity to learn more about the person who could be running the town for the next four years.

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“It’s seeing how each of the personalities are going to be able to work with people who we think are going to win in each of the districts,” said Laurie Tomita, a Hudson resident. “We’re looking for a good team. We’re looking for people that can work together.”

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Each candidate brings something different to the table and has a list of pressing issues.

Some of the more common problems are road and sidewalk conditions.

“The conditions of our roads are atrocious,” Nash said. “They need to be redone. It’s a major job.”

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Eletr echoed a similar sentiment and said it would be a top priority if elected.

“We have to prioritize the must-haves,” Eletr said. “One of the must-haves that we all know is our roads, the condition of our roads.”

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Nicholls added that sidewalks need an upgrade as well.

“If you look at the state of Hudson’s sidewalks they haven’t been updated in decades,” Nicholls said. “They really need repairs so that people can walk safely, can travel safely.”

Municipal elections in Quebec will be held November 5.

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