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Haughton - committed, ready

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Lucea Mayor Shernet Haughton (centre) poses with members of her team following the first sitting of the Hanover Parish Council. - Photo by Adrian Frater

Adrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau:At age 37, first-time councillor, businesswoman Shernet Haughton, might be youthful and limited in experience but she is fully committed to making a success of leading the Hanover Parish Council.

"I am honoured to have been asked to serve as mayor and I will be doing my very best to ensure that my tenure is a success," said Haughton, who won the Green Island division in the recent local government elections on a People's National Party (PNP) ticket.

"The people of Green Island elected me as their councillor because they recognised that I am a hard worker who will take their best interest at heart," said Haughton.

"My peers here at the council saw the same thing in me and that is why they selected me to be the mayor.

Haughton, a graduate of Rusea's High School with solid political roots, has been a member of the PNP for more than 12 years.

Prior to entering politics, Haughton got a chance to understudy a real veteran, her mentor Fredricus Miller, who recently stepped away after serving the Hanover Parish Council for more than 20 years.

"I will be aiming to build on the achievements of Mr Miller, who I am now replacing," said Haughton, who is currently unmarried but plans to change her status soon.