Saanich Peninsula election candidates revealed

Crowded Sidney field, familiar Central Saanich faces, mayor’s race only in North Saanich

With the nomination period now closed, it’s time for the Saanich Peninsula to meet their candidates for the 2018 local election.

In Central Saanich, Mayor Ryan Windsor will run unopposed. At the councillor level, incumbents Chris Graham, Carl Jensen, Zeb King, Niall Paltiel, and Bob Thompson are all up for re-election. Gord Newton, Kathryn Parfitt, Tayler Ruygrok and Joshua Steeper are new candidates for the councillor level.

Alicia Holman, an incumbent councillor, will be running for School District 63 Trustee along with four others: Megan Desroches, Tim Dunford, Faith Knudsen, and Chris Rowan. Central Saanich has two SD63 school trustees.

In North Saanich, incumbent councillor Geoff Orr and former councillor Dorothy Hartshorne are vying for the mayor’s seat in the wake of incumbent mayor Alice Finall’s retirement. Incumbent councillors Heather Gartshore, Jack McClintock, Celia Stock, and Murray Weisenberger seek re-election, alongside newcomers Brett Smyth and Joscelyn Barnard.

RELATED: Alice Finall to retire as North Saanich mayor

With six candidates for six openings, all North Saanich councillor candidates are expected to be acclaimed.

At the school trustee level, Elsie McMurphy and Sheila Stelck are likely to be acclaimed for the two available spots for North Saanich SD63 school trustee.

In Sidney, incumbent mayor Steve Price will face Tanner’s Books owner Cliff McNeil-Smith. It is in some ways a re-match of the 2014 Sidney mayoral election, where only 132 votes separated Price from McNeil-Smith.

Eleven candidates are vying for six spots on Sidney council. Incumbents Barbara Fallot, Cam McLennan, and Peter Wainwright are seeking re-election. Sara Duncan, Scott Garnett, Melissa Hailey, Greg Lynn, Terri O’Keeffe, Chad Rintoul, Jordan Templeman, and Stephen Weller will be seeking a councillor spot as well.

Incumbent councillors Tim Chad, Mervyn Lougher-Goodey, and Erin Bremner-Mitchell will not seek re-election.

Nola Silzer is a Sidney candidate for SD63 school trustee, and is expected to be acclaimed.

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