Essex mayor retiring from politics after 15 years in the seat

After 15 years of service as mayor for the Town of Essex, Ron McDermott is retiring from politics.

Ron McDermott was elected mayor in 2003

Ron McDermott, mayor of Essex, is retiring from politics after serving in that seat for 15 years. (Meg Roberts/CBC)

The era of Ron McDermott is coming to an end. 

Mayor for the Town of Essex was first elected in 2003 and he's been in the seat for 15 years.

CBC News spoke with him last Friday when we were doing our remote show in Essex for his thoughts on leaving the political arena and what's next for him. 

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