Year in Review: Greg Southam remembers a happy moment on municipal election night during the pandemic

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My shift during the municipal election was looking like it was going to be pretty uneventful as I had a couple of jobs to do before getting the call to go to Ashley Salvador’s campaign headquarter as it was starting to look like she had a good chance winning.

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As I drove to see her in what used to be the Red Ox Inn I wasn’t all that hopeful that I would be able to get much of a picture as often times candidates stay in a back room and don’t come out unless they win.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Ashley out in what was once the main dining room of the former restaurant. Just as we finished taking a couple of pictures one of the television stations declared her the winner.

I had to quickly grab another camera with a wider lens as she raised her hands in the air to celebrate her victory. It was one of those joyful moments during a year that was lacking this type of celebration.

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