TRURO - Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor has decided he will be making a bid for his second term at the municipality's top elected position.
"I just want to officially announce that I will put my name in the hat for mayor once again," he told county council on Thursday night. "I think I would like to carry on."
Taylor, 72, said he has been "hot and cold" on the issue of whether he would run again but ultimately decided to try his luck at the polls once more.
"I think it's great news," Deputy Mayor Ron Cavanaugh said, following Taylor's announcement. "I'm glad to hear that."
Nova Scotia's municipal elections are set for Oct. 20.
Taylor won the mayoral position in the 2008 election with 4,656 votes compared to former county councillor Hugh Matheson's 2,904 votes. A third candidate, Don Wilson, garnered 583 votes.
No one else has yet to step forward to announce their candidacy for county mayor.
Taylor, a Bible Hill resident, had served for 11 years as county councillor prior to the 2008 election, following 8.5 years on the village commission (4.5 years of which he served as chairman). He also has many years of business experience and has served in numerous volunteer positions.