Change is in the air when newcomer Eric Allard was elected mayor of Chateauguay in a landslide victory.
Allard and his team, Alliance Chateauguay, won seven of the eight districts, losing only to independent incumbent Francois Le Borgne in District 8.
With a total of 6,350 votes, Allard got 52.8 percent of the vote and defeated former mayor from 2009 to 2017 Natalie Simon by more than 3,000 votes.
“I am very happy with the result,” he said. “[Our team] they started working together in August. Citizens wanted to be our partners because that is our motto and we intend to continue that commitment with them. ”
Simon finished with 3,359 votes, while final candidate Lucie Lamoureux finished third with 2,166 votes.
The most uneven victory came in District 6, where incumbent Mike Gendron got 66.5 percent of the vote.
Gendron and Allard will be joined by three elected incumbents and three newly elected councilors from Alliance Chateauguay.
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