Two-term councilor Kevin Murdoch has been elected as the new mayor of Oak Bay, unseating incumbent Nils Jensen.
Jensen has been on council since 1996 and was first elected mayor in 2011, he was seeking his third term in the position.
Murdoch was often seen on the opposite minority voting side in council, and called a Jensen council a reactive one.
The new mayor ran on promises like better budgeting to control taxes and water bills and restoring elder care at the Oak Bay Lodge. Both candidates ran on investing in sidewalks and rods, along with controlling the deer population in the municipality.
They differed on their housing strategy, Jensen looked to develop a regulation on secondary suites while Murdoch said that would take too long he plans to streamline development and zoning approval.
Murdoch won with 5,042 votes, over 2,904 voes more than Jensen.
Incumbent councilors Hazel Braithwaite, Tara Ney and Eric Zhelka made it back to council, along with Cairine Green who served prior to 2014. Esther Paterson, Andrew Appleton are the two new members of the council.
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