Sheryl Armstrong will be Nanaimo’s next city councillor.
Armstrong won the seat in a byelection Saturday, defeating 12 other candidates with 3,611 votes, according to preliminary results from the City of Nanaimo. She will replace Wendy Pratt, who resigned from her position in the spring.
Armstrong was born in Saskatchewan. She recently retired after 35 years as an RCMP officer. He experience includes strategic planning and training in conflict mediation and resolution.
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During her campaign, she said fiscal responsibility, economic development, a mental-health strategy and seeking community input were all priorities.
Armstrong will be sworn in on July 18 with her first council meeting on July 24.
The official byelection results will be announced Wednesday.
With files from Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist