Mayor and Town Council
459 Murray Street Mulgrave NS, B0E 2G0
Phone: (902) 747-2243
Mayor Ron Chisholm
My name is Ronald (Ron) Chisholm. I was born in Hamilton, Ontario and lived most of my life in Bayfield, NS. I moved to Mulgrave after getting married in 1996. Ihave three children Chastity, Hunter, and Hannah as well as two grandsons Carter and Hudson. I currently work at Canso Ford where I have been an automotive technician for the last twenty years.
I have always hadan interest in politics and when a seat on council became vacant in September 2013 I decided to run. I have served two terms as councillor and currently serving my first term as Mayor. I have a passion for this town and the residents. Working together with the town council I want to work towards keeping the town sustainable.
In my spare time I love to spend time in the woods hunting. I can be found cheering on my favorite NHL team the Montreal Canadiens or watching NASCAR.
Deputy Mayor Krista Luddington
Krista Luddington, formerly from Cape Breton, is proud to live in the Town of Mulgrave. She and her family moved to Mulgrave 4 years ago, with no connection to the community but because the housing market was affordable - and as a young family, that was a priority when looking for a place to call home. It did not take very long after the move for them to discover what a hidden gem Mulgrave is. They instantly fell in love with the community and knew this is where they wanted their kids to grow up.
Krista is married with 3 beautiful young children. Her husband, Jay Luddington is Chief of the Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department, and they've jumped in with both feet when it comes to community involvement. Krista is excited, invigorated and honored to be part of a Council that has continued to work incredibly hard for the community, and she is excited to see ongoing positive strides forward in the place we live, work and play.
Councillor Robert Russell
Robert Russell (Bob), originally from Ontario, relocated to Mulgrave with his wife in 1972. He has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Bob started his career as an electrical technician in the Navy where he was transferred to the East Coast, which is how he met his wife here in Mulgrave. After the Navy, Bob worked offshore in the Oil Field for 41 years, he was in Brazil for the last 26 years of his career; the final 18 years of which he served as the companies Installation Manager.
Bob wanted to become a Councillor for some time, however, was unable to do so until after his retirement. Once retired, he seized the opportunity to run as a Councillor. Bob is on his second term with the Town of Mulgrave and is dedicated to seeing the Town prosper as much as possible. He is also the Vice President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 37. In Bob's spare time he can be found spending time with his family, camping, or spending time outdoors on snow mobiles or side by sides.
Councillor Debbie King
Debbie King was born and raised in Mulgrave. She has been married to her husband Basil for 42 years and has two sons and a beautiful granddaughter. Debbie’s 42-year career included various positions with the Town of Mulgrave. During her time with the Town, she always expressed the interest that when she retired she would like to run for a seat on Council, having this experience and knowledge should be a great asset. Debbie retired in February 2022 and ran for a vacant seat on council during a Special Election where she was elected. Debbie is looking forward to working with council and for the residents in the years ahead.
Councillor Amber Carrigan
Biggest question that has been asked to date is: Why run for Town Council? My answer: My grandfather Walter Crant, has soooo many ‘back in day’ stories about Mulgrave. ’The good days so to speak’. I could listen for hours about how our little gem of a Town used to boom. Gosh, I would love to see that again for Mulgrave! My mother Crystal Crant, raised my brother and I here in town. Again, I think back to ‘the good ole days’ of just being a kid out walking, biking or just hopping around street to street with friends. Which brings me to my next reason to run. My 12 year old son. I moved back over two years ago to Mulgrave to raise my son in the community that I knew would be the safest and most comfortable for both of us. There really is no better feeling than living in a town that comes together as a family. Regardless of what street the kids are playing on, there are eyes watching them. Protecting them.
With that being said, back to ’why run for Town Council?’. As a single mother, I want my son to experience the Town of Mulgrave for what it really is. A gem, no other place like it. I have many years experience writing provincial, federal funding grants as well as local partnership proposals. All are included in my day to day career as I manage a local non-profit organization. Also, serving a term as Vice President for the Rural Transportation Association for the Province of Nova Scotia. I have a diploma in Social Services. I have studied topics such as human behaviour and development; interpersonal skills; counselling skills; family dynamics; legislation and social policy; and how to work effectively with groups and communities. All knowledge that I will utilize to it’s fullest during my term as Mulgrave Town Councillor.
My goal is to be that ear to listen in the community and the voice for residents at the table! My favourite quote is, ‘a little progress each day, adds up to big results!.