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Updated with council and mayor candidates, schedule of all-candidates forums

Use this page to keep track of mayoral and council candidates in Saanich for the upcoming Oct. 20 election.

Seventeen council candidates and four mayoral candidates filed their nomination papers by Sept. 14’s cutoff. They will seek the eight possible Saanich council seats and single mayoral seat.

Rob Wickson joins Coun. Fred Haynes in challenging Mayor Richard Atwell for the mayor’s office as well as David Shebib, who returns after running in 2014 and 2011.

The council race features Benjamin Allan, Vernon Lord, Art Pollard, Shawn Newby, Rishi Sharma, Trevor Barry, Cory Montgomery, Ian Jessop, Kathleen Burton, Nathalie Chambers, Rebecca Mersereau, Ned Taylor, Zac de Vries and Teale Phelps-Bondaroff in challenging incumbents Colin Plant, Susan Brice, Judy Brownoff and Karen Harper for a seat on council.

There will be at least four new councillors in Saanich as veteran Couns. Dean Murdock, Leif Wergeland and Vicki Sanders have announced they will not seek re-election, and Haynes is running for mayor instead.

For more information on the municipal election in Saanich visit here.

ALL CANDIDATES FORUMS:

Gordon Head Residents’ Association: Mayor and Councillors candidates. Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Arts Caliber Academy (formerly Gordon Head United Church) Upper Church Hall, 4201 Tyndall Ave.

Cadboro Bay Residents Association: Mayor and Councillors candidates. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd.

University of Victoria Student Union; Mayoral candidates only. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, Mayoral candidates, University of Victoria, Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Rd.

Broadmead Area Residents’ Association, Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs & Blenkinsop Valley Community Association: Mayor and Councillor candidates only. Claremont Secondary School (Theatre), 4980 Wesley Rd. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Prospect Lake District Community Association: Mayor and Councillors candidates, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 5358 Sparton Rd.

CFAX Mayoral Candidate Debate: Mayoralcandidates only. Thursday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (On air.).

Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association & Mount View Colquitz Community Association: Mayor and Councillor candidates. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Garth Homer, 813 Darwin Ave.

Saanich Neighbourhood Place: Mayor and Councillor candidates. Family & Candidate Breakfast (free drop in breakfast). Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saanich Neighbourhood Place, 3100 Tillicum Rd.

Church of the Nazarene: Mayor and Councillor candidates only: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

Church of the Nazarene, 4277 Quadra St.


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