Greg Frazer wins seat in weekend by-election

Gregory Frazer has been elected as the ninth councillor of the 58th Elected Council of Six Nations of the Grand River in Saturday’s by-election.

The ninth council seat, left vacant after the resignation of Councillor Wendelyn Johnson in June, will be assumed by Frazer following a swearing-in ceremony at the upcoming General Council meeting on Sept. 13 in the council chambers.

Frazer was one of four people vying for the vacant seat.

He received 89 votes, just seven votes ahead of his nearest opponent, Alaina VanEvery, who got 82 votes.

Nicolas (Nick) Wyman received 14 votes and Vernice (Pixie) Hill got 51 votes.

There were two spoiled ballots.

Frazer will assume the role for about a year. SNGR elections are held every four years with a general election scheduled for fall 2023.

Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council congratulated Frazer on being chosen by the community “for this great duty and looks forward to working with him for the prosperity of Six Nations,” council said in a statement.

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