ACW's Glen McNeil to seek second term as Huron County Warden
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
On Wednesday morning, Huron County Warden and Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh (ACW) Mayor Glen McNeil announced that he will be seeking a second two-year term as the county’s top politician.
McNeil, who was acclaimed to another four-year term as ACW mayor earlier this year, was first elected to the county position in the winter of 2020. He defeated South Huron Mayor George Finch to earn the position.
At Wednesday morning’s Huron County Council meeting, McNeil said he had consulted with his family and members of council and decided that the time was right to seek another term, especially with new councillors coming in as a result of last month’s municipal election.
In addition, he was acclaimed as the vice-chair of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus last February, so he wanted to see out his involvement with that regional organization as well. In fact, just days earlier, McNeil addressed a federal commission on behalf of the caucus, representing over 1.5 million residents, regarding proposed boundary adjustments that would affect Huron County and others.
Thus far, McNeil is the only representative to put his name forward for the position. The election will take place later this year.