Three candidates run in North Saanich byelection

Three candidates run in North Saanich byelection
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The nomination period for the North Saanich byelection has closed, and there are three candidates who are in the running for the vacant seat.

The byelection is to fill former-councillor Brett Smyth’s seat, who resigned after calling the mayor “Mr. Hitler” in a council meeting.

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The three candidates in the North Saanich byelection, which will take place on July 8, are Raymon Farmere, Ryan Lay, and Kristine Marshall.

Raymon Farmere

Farmere is a business administration and digital marketing teacher at Multihexa College.

If elected, Farmere says he hopes to get grants from the provincial government for more emergency and police services, bring more affordable housing options to the community, and raise the frequency of BC Transit services.

Farmere ran in the 2022 municipal elections in Oak Bay, receiving 565 votes.

Read Farmere’s bio on North Saanich’s website here.

Ryan Lay

Lay is a lawyer with experience working in other levels of government and private practice.

His interests in government are in how communities organize themselves and solve problems at the local level.

Lay’s bio on North Saanich’s website can be found here.

Kristine Marshall

Marshall has 20 years of experience working with boards, effective governance models, and leading community engagement from her roles as a parliamentarian.

Marshall has an education in business analysis from UBC and is currently completing an organizational coaching program through the same school.

Her bio on North Saanich’s website can be found here.

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