Election 2014: List of candidates for Summerland election finalized

District of Summerland: The nomination period is ended, and 20 people have declared their candidacy for Summerland council

The race for Summerland Council is officially on.

Nominations closed at 4 p.m. Oct. 10, with a four candidates
running for the mayor’s seat, and a list of 16 candidates vying for the six seats on council.

Former mayor David Gregory is returning to the fray and making another bid for Mayor. Orv Robson and Peter Waterman, both currently councillors will be joining him in the race for the centre seat, as will newcomer Christopher Boisvert-Gilman.

Incumbent councillors Marty Van Alphen, Bruce Hallquist and Robert Hacking are making a bid for relocation to council. Mayor Janice Perrino and Councillor Lloyd Christopherson chose not to run in 2014.

The three incumbents running for re-election will be joined in the race by a range of newcomers, representing a wide swath of the Summerland community, from orchardists and stop the swap activists to business people.

The list includes Doug Holmes, Erin Carlson, Daniel Papadopoulos, Ken Rodocker, John Dorn, Erin Trainer, Marty Fisher, Denise MacDonald, Mark Smed, Janet Peake, Joel Gregg, Toni Boot and Richard Barkwill.

While there is sure to be a lively race for council, only two candidates came forward for Summerland’s two seats on the School District 67 board. Incumbent trustee Linda Van Alphen will be joined by newcomer Julie Planiden on the board, both taking their seats by acclamation.

Look for more election coverage in the Oct. 16 issue of the Summerland Review.

 

 

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