Quiet three-way race for mayor’s job in Naujaat
Incumbent faces 2 challengers; candidates in all other races were acclaimed
Leading up to Nunavut’s Oct. 23 municipal elections, Nunatsiaq News is publishing snapshots of races in the territory’s 25 communities.
It’s a quiet race for mayor in Naujaat, where none of the three candidates in the Oct. 23 municipal election responded to Nunatsiaq News’ requests for information on their campaigns.
In the community of 1,225, located in the Kivalliq region, a trio of candidates is running for mayor: incumbent Alan Robinson and challengers Kevin Tegumiar, and Joseph Sivanertok.
Reached by phone at Naujaat’s hamlet office, Robinson said he was busy and to call back later before hanging up. Despite several other attempts to reach Robinson at the hamlet office, he did not respond.
The other two candidates were reachable on social media.
Tegumiar asked for a deadline, but did not respond in time for this story’s publication.
Sivanertok did respond but said he’s only taking questions from people in Naujaat.
All the candidates in Naujaat’s other municipal races have been acclaimed.
The six people who will serve on council are Peter Mannik, John Goss, Steve Mapsalak, Levi Katokra, Rosie Kopak and Michel Akkuardjuk.
On the community’s District Education Authority, the four acclaimed members are James Jimmy Immingark, Martha Iguptak, John Goss and Kwong W. Leong.
Only a pair of candidates put their names in for the community’s alcohol education committee, which is responsible for controlling the sale of alcohol and limiting its negative effects in the community.
Those members are Irene Katokra and John Goss.