Election 2014: Seven new candidates to challenge Saanich mayor, councillors

Deadline to file candidacy papers passes Friday, finalizing Saanich election ballot

Seven people will challenge Saanich’s mayor and eight councillors on Nov. 15 after candidate registration closed Friday.

The mayoral race will be primarily between six-time incumbent Frank Leonard and newcomer Richard Atwell. David Shebib is also running for mayor in all 13 Capital Region municipalities.

Saanich’s eight incumbent councillors seeking re-election include Susan Brice, Judy Brownoff, Vic Derman, Paul Gerrard, Dean Murdock,Vicki Sanders, Nichola Wade and Leif Wergeland.

New candidates are Fred Haynes, Marsha Henderson, Rebecca Mersereau, Shawn Newby and Colin Plant.

Find full candidate profiles soon and ongoing updates at saanichnews.com/municipalelection.

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