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STEPHENVILLE — Mike Tobin wants to continue playing a role in grooming Stephenville’s future.
Tobin, who is now the deputy mayor of Stephenville, will be seeking another term of office when the municipal election takes place Sept. 24.
As a retiree, Tobin believes he has the time, energy and experience to ensure Stephenville continues to grow and prosper.
“I want to concentrate on securing funds to continue upgrading and repairing residential streets on a priority basis during the next four years,” he said in a press release announcing his intention to get re-elected to town council.
A high school educator for 30 years, Tobin has more than 35 years of active volunteer service in Stephenville through civic and community groups.
Tobin feels the town should be fiscally responsible, but still maintain a quality of life at affordable rates. As well, he plans on being vigilant in lobbying the provincial government and Western Health Care Corporation in maintaining and improving health-care for the Stephenville region.
Furthermore, he feels Stephenville has made tremendous progress during the last number of years — the town is the 12th largest municipality of the 270 incorporated municipalities in the province and had a two per cent increase in population in the 2011 census.
“It’s necessary for the new council elected Sept. 24 to work hard to maintain and build on that progress,” he said.