Five candidates have entered to race for mayor in next month’s municipal election. Nominations closed Friday, Oct. 10.
Incumbent Ted Adlem, FVRD Electoral Area C director Wendy Bales, community advocate Kevin Francis, retired MLA Randy Hawes, and Coun. Tony Luck have put their names forward to lead Mission for the next four years.
There are 19 candidates vying for six seats on council. Incumbents Dave Hensman, Jeff Jewell, Larry Nundal, and Jenny Stevens are seeking re-election. Also entering the race are Pam Alexis, Bobby Brar, Attila Davalovsky, Don Forsythe, Terry Gidda, Carol Hamilton, Ronn Harris, Jim Hinds, Barry Jeske, Michael Nenn, Rhett Nicholson, Danny Plecas, Shazad Shah, Terry Stobbart, and Rich Vigurs.
Coun. Nelson Tilbury is not seeking another term in office. Citizens for Responsible Municipal Government (CRMG) is the only registered elector organization. Candidate for CRMG are Adlem, Hensman, Nundal, Brar, Davalovsky, Forsythe, and Harris.
Nine people have put their names forward for school board trustee in Mission, along with two candidates for the rural region.
Incumbents Randy Cairns, Edie Heinrichs, and Jim Taylor will be joined by Philip Cooper, Tracy Loffler, Paul Loyla, Kathleen MacKillop, Rick McKamey, and Scott Young on the ballot in Mission.
Incumbent Shelley Carter will be challenged by Earl Babich for the rural seat in school district 75.
In the FVRD Electoral Area C, current representative Wendy Bales, who is also running for mayor in the election, will be challenged by Alec Niemi in the race. Electoral Area C includes the communities of Hemlock Valley, a portion of Harrison Mills, Lake Errock, and Morris Valley.
FVRD Electoral Area F incumbent Ray Boucher and Electoral Area G incumbent Al Stobbart are in for another term by acclamation.
Voters will be selecting one mayor, six councillors, and four school trustees in Mission.
The 2014 municipal election takes place Saturday, Nov. 15. Advance voting will be held on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 at municipal hall.