2 mayoral and 5 councillor candidates seek election in Cumberland


Cumberland voters will choose between two mayoral and five councillor candidates in the upcoming election.

The incumbent mayor is seeking re-election and a current councillor is also seeking the mayor’s seat.

Two current councillors will also seek re-election, while one is not running.

The Cumberland school trustee on the Cowichan Valley School District has been acclaimed to her seat.

There will be two advance voting days on Oct. 5 and 12 and general voting day will be on Oct. 15. For all three days, voting will take place in the Cumberland Cultural Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters can also to request to vote by mail. Applications have to be received before Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Incumbent mayor Leslie Baird and current councillor Vickey Brown are seeking the mayor’s chair.

There are four councillor seats up for election.

Jesse Ketler and Sean Sullivan are the two incumbent councillors seeking re-election.

Neil Borecky, Tanis Frame, and Troy Therrien are hoping to be elected to council.

In 2018, 1,388 people voted in Cumberland for a voter turnout of 48 per cent.

Laura Brougham

Recent Stories

Send us your news tips and videos!