Municipal Election

Coun. Vicki Sanders announced she will not seek a fifth term on Saanich council in 2018.                                Submitted

Veteran Saanich councillor Vicki Sanders won’t seek re-election

‘Council is becoming more complicated,’ says Coun. Leif Wergeland

Coun. Vicki Sanders announced she will not seek a fifth term on Saanich council in 2018.                                Submitted
Kathleen Burton, executive director of the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society, is running for Saanich council in the 2018 general election.                                File photo
Kathleen Burton, executive director of the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society, is running for Saanich council in the 2018 general election.                                File photo
Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Lisa Helps opens campaign headquarters, a ‘space for the community’

Mayor and team park office on Fort Street to support merchants hit hard by bike lane construction

Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Saanich Coun. Wergeland will not seek re-election

Saanich Coun. Wergeland will not seek re-election

Leif Wergeland served on Saanich council 22 years

Saanich Coun. Wergeland will not seek re-election
Nathalie Chambers of Madrona Farm is running again for Saanich municipal. Chambers finished third in last year’s byelection.                                Submitted

Local environmentalist eyes seat on Saanich council

Nathalie Chambers will run in Oct. 20 municipal election

Nathalie Chambers of Madrona Farm is running again for Saanich municipal. Chambers finished third in last year’s byelection.                                Submitted
Zac de Vries is the latest to declare his candidacy for Saanich council.

Next generation takes aim at seat on Saanich council

23-year-old Zac de Vries the latest to throw his hat in the ring

Zac de Vries is the latest to declare his candidacy for Saanich council.
Jordan Reichart has declared his intention to run for city council in Victoria. File contributed

Animal rights activist running for Victoria council

Jordan Reichert says he wants to use ‘animal inclusive politics’

Jordan Reichart has declared his intention to run for city council in Victoria. File contributed
Laurel Collins (left), Sharmarke Dubow, and Sarah Potts are all running for City council in the upcoming election. File contributed

Slate of candidates to run for City council

Together Victoria endorses rookie trio for Oct. 20 election

Laurel Collins (left), Sharmarke Dubow, and Sarah Potts are all running for City council in the upcoming election. File contributed
Teale Phelps Bondaroff

Community organizer enters race for Saanich council

Teale Phelps Bondaroff promises to improve policies and process

Teale Phelps Bondaroff
Rebecca Mersereau is once again running for Saanich council. She missed a council seat by 30 votes in 2014 and 102 votes in the 2017 byelection. Wolfgang Depner/Saanich News

Consultant to compete again for council

Rebecca Mersereau enters the race for Saanich council for a third after two close calls

Rebecca Mersereau is once again running for Saanich council. She missed a council seat by 30 votes in 2014 and 102 votes in the 2017 byelection. Wolfgang Depner/Saanich News
Local political newcomer Grace Lore has decided to run for City council (Photo contributed)

Victoria council candidate wants to help out young families

Grace Lore doesn’t see her family’s demographic well represented on council

Local political newcomer Grace Lore has decided to run for City council (Photo contributed)
Ned Taylor

Saanich teen joins race for council

What Ned Taylor lacks in years, he makes up in confidence as…

Ned Taylor
Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election

Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election

Sean Leitenberg to run against Rob Duncan, Gary Beyer and incumbent Lisa Helps

Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)
Coun. Dean Murdock, here seen during the construction of Uptown, has been a vocal advocate for measures that mitigate climate change during his decade on Saanich council. He announced Tuesday that he won’t be running for a fourth term. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Coun. Dean Murdock won’t run for re-election in 2018

Saanich residents first elected Murdock in 2008 and gave him the most votes in 2014.

Coun. Dean Murdock, here seen during the construction of Uptown, has been a vocal advocate for measures that mitigate climate change during his decade on Saanich council. He announced Tuesday that he won’t be running for a fourth term. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, accused each other of lacking leadership during Monday’s council meeting. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Candidates for Saanich mayor clash over finances

Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes accused each other of lacking leadership during debate.

Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, accused each other of lacking leadership during Monday’s council meeting. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Rob Duncan has declared his intention to run for mayor of Victoria. Photo contributed

Victoria gains a second mayoral candidate for fall election

Fernwood resident Rob Duncan also ran in 2014, in the guise of Changes the Clown

Rob Duncan has declared his intention to run for mayor of Victoria. Photo contributed
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)

NDP moves to limit local election money

Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)