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Runner-up O'Connor says she's interested in filling council seat
Sandra O'Connor. (File photo)

After the sudden resignation of Niagara-on-the-Lake Coun. Stuart McCormack last week, town council must now find someone to fill his seat.

Lord Mayor Betty Disero has said she’s in favour of appointing the runner-up from the 2018 municipal election. However, it’s still uncertain what council will do.

Council must first declare the seat vacant at its July 20 meeting.

Runner-up Sandra O’Connor said the news of McCormack’s resignation came as a surprise, but she is interested in joining council.

“It would be definitely something I would consider,” she said Monday.

She hasn’t made a firm decision because she hasn’t been presented with any options yet, she said.

“I think council has a number of options in front of them. And I think I need to wait a little to see what council is going to do," she told The Lake Report.

"I've always been interested in serving the local community in one capacity or another and I think I would continue to do so, but I haven't made any decision yet, because I haven't been presented really with a decision to be made.”