Terry Sheehan walked into the Grand Theatre with members of his family in tow Monday night, ready to greet his supporters after being re-elected as Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie.
The Liberal incumbent garnered 38.98 per cent of the vote for the riding by early Tuesday morning, while Conservative runner-up Sonny Spina brought in 32.36 per cent of votes cast.
Sheehan credited his candidates on a hard-fought campaign.
“I think we need to really work on building and mending some of the fences that might have been hurt because it was such a hard fought campaign - there was some negativity, and I know the people in the Sault and area do not like that,” he told reporters Monday night. “We kept it really above board here locally, and I was proud to do that, and I want to compliment the other candidates for doing that as well.”
This year’s election also had a different result — the Liberals are not working with a majority government.
But Sheehan says his work with the all-party steel caucus shows that he can work with others.
“I have the ability to reach across aisles, I have the ability to work with all sorts of people to make sure that this community and this country continues to move forward,” he said.