Norman announced on July 30 that after great thought and consideration she would withdraw from the mayoral race. She will however reoffer in the district she currently represents at council.
Norman has been councillor in District 1 for 12 years, in an area that covers Port L’Hebert, Port Joli, Port Mouton, Summerville, Hunts Point, and White Point.
“My decision is based upon recent changes in my personal life and a strong desire to maintain my commitments to the many organizations which I now, not only belong, but passionately support, including my involvement in the Friends of Port Mouton Bay,” she says.
“My first responsibility is, and always will be, to my family. My husband is contemplating employment outside the county and possibly beyond the province. The demands of the job of mayor, coupled with an absent parent could leave my daughter in her final year of high school largely fending for herself. These are realities I could not ignore.”
Norman explained “it’s now full-stream head” in her bid for a council position and that she looked forward to meeting and greeting her many friends, constituents and longtime supporters in District 1 and throughout the county.
She noted that leadership, at whatever level, will be a critical issue in the upcoming municipal election and that decisions made over the next four years will “redefine and shape the economic development of the region for decades to come.”