53 people vie for 26 seats on Islands Trust

53 people vie for 26 seats on Islands Trust
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There are 53 people running for the 26 seats across 13 islands within the Islands Trust, with two islands having their seats acclaimed.

Each island gets two seats. Joe Bernardo and Kate-Louise Stamford have been acclaimed to Gambier Island. Mairead Boland and Lee Middleton have been acclaimed to Saturna Island.

The Islands Trust outlines advance voting times and locations at this link.

General voting on Oct. 15 times and locations can be found here.

On Bowen Island, there are five people running for the seats: Sue Ellen Fast, Judith Gedye, Gale Lyttle, Maureen Nicholson, and Tim Wake.

Denman Island has four people running: Sam Borthwick, David Critchley, David Graham, and Wesley Ritter.

Gabriola Island has six people seeking the seats: Tobi Elliott, Erik Johnson, Wendy Kotorynski, Wayne Mercier, Lisa Webster, and Susan Yates.

Galiano has four people in the running: Lisa Gauvreau, Ben Mabberley, John Ronsley, and Jane Wolverton.

Hornby Island there are three people up for election: Alex Allen, Jeffrey Rabena, and Grant Scott.

Lasqueti Island is tied with the most people running at seven: Mikaila Lironi, Dave Olsen, Timothy Peterson, David Rogers, Pachiel Smith, Tom Weinerth, and Injah West.

Mayne Island has three people running: Jeanine Dodds, Deb Foote, and David Maude.

North Pender has three people seeking the seats: Aaron Campbell, Deb Morrison, and Mary Beth Rondeau.

Salt Spring has seven people running, tied for the most candidates for one island: Ben Corno, Gary Gagne, Jamie Harris, Don Marcotte, Jenny McClean, Laura Patrick, and Elissa Poole.

South Pender Island there are three people seeking election: Dag Falck, Kristina Peszel, and Cameron Thorn.

Thetis Island has four people seeking the seats: Doug Fenton, Ken Hunter, Peter Luckham, and Emily McIvor.

In 2018, 13,798 people voted for a voter turnout of 91.9 per cent.

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