Ryan Windsor is Central Saanich’s new mayor.
Windsor topped the polls in the district with 2,998, compared with Jack Mar’s tally of 1,955. Windsor reported the results when called by the News Review at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.
According to Windsor, he will be joined on council by Zeb King (incumbent), Alicia Cormier (incumbent), Carl Jesnen (incumbent), Christopher Graham, Bob Thompson and Niall Paltiel. Thompson and Graham have been on Central Saanich council in the past. Paltiel is a newcomer.
Windsor said the result shows that voters were looking for a stable, middle of the road council.
“I’m happy to be working with this new council,” Windsor said. “I am prepared to work with them.”
He said the next two weeks before the new council’s first meeting on Dec. 1 will give him time to think about appointments to the various council committees, and to work out what his first priorities are going to be.
“It’ll give me time to think about how we are going to shape this new council.”
Preliminary Results (District of Central Saanich)
Jack Mar – 1,955
David Shebib – 91
Ryan Windsor – 2,998 (elected)
Alicia Cormier – 2,968 (elected)
Christopher Graham – 2,820 (elected)
John Hannam – 2,276
Carl Jensen – 2,897 (elected)
Zeb King – 3,018 (elected)
Baldev Lalli – 612
Susan Mason – 1,966
William ‘Tex’ Moodrey – 203
Shawn Munro – 1,147
Niall Paltiel – 3,168 (elected)
Bob Thompson – 2,648 (elected)
Nancy Borden – 1,741 (elected)
Pat Bryant – 1,553
Nick Claxton – 1,331
Tim Dunford – 2,192 (elected)
Referendum question on amalgamation
Yes – 3,588
No – 1,489
Voter Turnout: 36%