21 names on municipal election ballot

Voters will have plenty of choices when they elect the new mayor and council on Nov. 15.

Voters will have plenty of choices when they elect the new mayor and council on Nov. 15.

There are five mayoral candidates and 16 councillor candidates on the ballot.

Mayor Janice Perrino will not seek re-election.

Instead, Coun. Orv Robson and Coun. Peter Waterman, both members of the present council, will seek the mayoral role.

In addition, former Summerland mayor David Gregory will also run for the position.

Christopher Boisvert-Gilman and Roch Fortin are also in the running.

For the six councillor positions, there are 16 candidates.

From the present council, Coun. Robert Hacking, Coun. Martin Van Alphen and Coun. Bruce Hallquist will all seek re-election.

They will be joined by Doug Holmes, Erin Carlson, Daniel Papadopolous, Ken Rodocker, John Dorn, Erin Trainer, Marty Fisher, Denise MacDonald, Mark Smed, Janet Peake, Joel Gregg, Toni Boot and Richard Barkwill.

There will not be a vote for Summerland’s two school board trustees, since Julie Planiden and Linda Van Alphen are in by acclamation.

Prior to the election, the Summerland Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Summerland Secondary School gym.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Mayoral candidates will face questions from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Following a 15-minute intermission, councillor candidates will take questions from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Wilfred Barranoik of Westrand Consulting will be the moderator for this forum.

Voting in the municipal election will be at Summerland Secondary School and Giant’s Head Elementary School on Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Advance voting will be held at municipal hall on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

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