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2010 Election Belfast City Council Ward 1
  • Published
    October 13, 2010

    Pickering challenges Delune for Council Ward 1 seat

    Three out of five seats on the Belfast City Council are up for grabs this election season. In Ward 1, one term incumbent Marina Delune faces off against Planning Board Chairman Roger Pickering. To read interviews with Marina Delune and Roger Pickering, click on the links below.

  • Published
    October 13, 2010

    Delune sees Belfast at ‘tipping point’

    When Ward 1 Councilor Marina Delune looks at Belfast she sees the community she fell in love with 20 years ago, but also one that has suffered from the slow creep of gentrification. If elected to a second term, she hopes to continue working to keep Belfast a diverse community, an effort that has many pieces, but hinges on the availability of affordable housing, she said. For a long time, she said, the trend was ...

  • Published
    October 13, 2010

    Pickering offers a choice, no agenda

    Ward 1 City Council candidate Roger Pickering said he had agreed with many of the policies of his opponent, Marina Delune, but the longtime Planning Board chairman said he was running to give voters a choice. "I don't think anybody should run unopposed," he said. "I have agreed with a lot of what she's done, but I do believe in this society that people should have a choice in who they want to represent them." ...

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