Pam Alexis speaks to her supporters after being elected the new mayor of Mission. / Bob Friesen Photo

Mission’s new mayor, Pam Alexis, says she feels terrific

The people have spoken and elected Pam Alexis as Mission’s new mayor

Pam Alexis says she feels terrific to be the new mayor of Mission.

Alexis topped the polls with 5166 votes compared to 2541 for former mayor Randy Hawes. Wyatt Scott was third with 723 votes while Iain Gilfillan received 225.

As the polls came in, it was clear that Alexis was going to win, however, she didn’t know.

“I was in a movie for the past two hours and 10 minutes and I got a little bit nervous at around nine and I resisted putting my phone on and then I put the phone on and I feel absolutely terrific.”

Her supporters chanted her name as she walked into Sisto’s Pub for an after election celebration.

“I feel really responsible and now we have lots of work to do.

She said the first order of business is to gather the new team together.

“We have to make sure that everybody has the vision right and we can move forward together.

This is the first time that Alexis has held the position of mayor.

Alexis was first elected as a Mission school trustee in 2005, and was then elected as a councillor in November, 2014.

Unofficial final results are:

Mayor:

Pam Alexis 5166

Randy Hawes 2541

Wyatt Scott 723

Iain Gilfillan 225

The six new councillors will be:

Jag Gill 4269

Cal Crawford 3777

Carol Hamilton 3611

Danny Plecas 3486

Ken Herar 2847

Mark Davies 2521

Other candidates:

Kelly Apostoliuk 1236

Anne Graham 1158

Jim Hinds 2317

Jennifer Holmes 2090

Carla Janis 2472

Jeff Jewell 1753

Doug Lifford 1667

Mike Nenn 1871

Tracey Lee Norman 1317

Alan Pedersen 532

Ashley Sharpe 1766

Neil Smith 1258

Dave Westley 1322

The four new school trustees will be:

Tracy Loffler 4931

Randy Cairns 4849

Rick McKamey 4298

Julia Renkema 4279

Other candidates:

Doug McNeill 4006

MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2018 RESULTS
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