Salisbury NB

Municipal Election - May 10, 2021

Running for Mayor

R Campbell 
Robert Campbell
Salisbury Councilor Rob Campbell will be running for Mayor in the upcoming New Brunswick Municipal Elections. Rob, his wife Tracy and daughters Nadia and Livy are longtime residents of the Village.
"I understand the challenges and the opportunities for our Village and will ensure a long-term vision and strategic plan is not only put in place, but as well available to the community as part of transparent government. I believe in setting goals and bringing accountability to the role where I plan to bring approachability, transparency, openness to change and being a voice that will speak up for Salisbury to the position," said Campbell.
Campbell is heavily involved in the community sitting on the Village of Salisbury’s Action Committee for the last six years, served as Chair of Trustees for Salisbury Baptist Church, Winter Carnival Committee, Beautification Committee, President of Salisbury Minor Basketball, coached teams at the Middle School as well as the provincial basketball programs here in the Village. In December 2020, Rob helped drive a very successful and fun shop-local campaign in Salisbury that not only helped local businesses, but as well helped drive community pride and lifted people's spirits.
"Our community is a vibrant regional hub and service provider, with enormous potential. We are moving in a positive direction with strong business and population growth potential, that will require vision, and strategic planning to maximize the opportunity. Leadership will be important to position the Village as a destination of choice for both new business and residents while maintaining the elements that make Salisbury unique. I look forward to providing that leadership as your Mayor, and am humbled at the overwhelming support everyone from our community has given to my candidacy for Mayor, said Campbell.

Running for Councillor

S Colwell
Sarah T. Colwell
A little about me...
I am a proud mother, partner, daughter, sibling, and friend. I have three beautiful children (ages 12, 13, and 14); my fiancé and I are especially grateful to raise our young family in the village of Salisbury. Although neither of us originated from Salisbury, we chose Salisbury as the place to lay down roots and now, years later, realize we would never want to raise our children anywhere else.
You have likely passed me walking the trails and streets of our village or possibly interacted with me at the gym; I am personally committed to living an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition to being active I have many DIY projects on the go at any given time at our family home on Peter Street. I believe that in these times of stress mental health is paramount, and I find these pastimes keep me grounded.
I am passionate about our community and its future because it is my family’s future as well. I have had the pleasure of volunteering for the SMS Breakfast Program as well as sitting on the Salisbury Parks & Leisure Action Committee. I’ve managed, and continue to manage, various sports teams as well as volunteering for community events. I am the current President of the Salisbury Petitcodiac Flyers Minor Baseball Association; Secretary for the Salisbury Petitcodiac Minor Basketball Association, and Chair of the United Way Committee (at my current place of employment) where I was named campaign coordinator of the year in 2020 for Southeastern NB.
As our community continues to evolve, and our demographic continues to change, I want to put a conscious effort into understanding what our community needs now. In particular, what are the needs of our young families, our growing population, and our infrastructure.  What does the future of Salisbury need and how do we build on the successes of our elder population?
    “There is a reason the windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror, your future matters more than your past.” - Max Lucado
I am passionate, committed, diverse, and I will bring great energy to the table. I have always worked to make our community a better place and that is what I intend to do as a prospective councillor.

Jason V. Gallant
Larry K. Haley
Douglas Edward Hamer
Nathan R. O'Blenis
Stephanie Thorne

Municipal Elections - May 10, 2021

Have you ever considered running for municipal council? 

Municipal general elections that were postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 are scheduled to occur on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Candidates may begin to file their nomination papers with the appropriate returning officer once their offices open on Monday, March 22, 2021. The nomination period closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Information and a general guide to the election process for those interested in becoming candidates is available at  If you have questions that are not answered, please contact either the Municipal Returning Officer or Elections NB in Fredricton, at 1-888-8585-VOTE(8683), or the Elections New Brunswick website at

For information on the role of municipal councils, contact your local municipal office, or the Capacity Building Branch of the Department of Environment and Local Government at 506-453-2690, or their website at

You can also find some great resources for candidates on the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick website.

NB Public Health has developed the following guidelines for candidates considering running for the municipal elections: link)

If you plan on becoming a candidate and wish to send a photo with a short introduction to yourselves, we will post it here on the Village of Salisbury website.