2 mayoral and 10 councillor candidates up for election in Qualicum Beach

2 mayoral and 10 councillor candidates up for election in Qualicum Beach
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In Qualicum Beach, two people are seeking to be the mayor and 10 are hoping to be elected as councillor in the upcoming election.

The incumbent mayor is being challenged by a current councillor, and the other three councillors are seeking re-election.

In addition to voting for mayor and councillors, Qualicum Beach residents will also vote for two school trustees in Area G of the Qualicum School District.

The ballot will also contain two referendum questions:

  • Are you in favour of the Town of Qualicum Beach Council increasing in size from four (4) Councillors to six (6) Councillors?
  • Should the Town spend the necessary funds, up to a maximum of $700,000, to refurbish the St. Andrew’s Lodge building?

There will be two advance voting days on Oct. 5 and 12, as well as general voting day on Oct. 15. All three days, voting will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In 2018, 4,600 people voted in the election for a voter turnout of 58.9 per cent.

Teunis Westbroek, who is currently a councillor, and incumbent mayor Brian Wiese are seeking the mayor’s seat in the election.

The three incumbents seeking re-election as councillors are Robert Filmer, Scott Harrison, and Anne Skipsey.

Stanley Beech, Peter Kent, Doreen MacKay-Dunn, John Phillips, Petronella Vander Valk, Dave Willie, and Jean Young are hoping to be elected.

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