Sunday September 11, 2022 | SOUTH VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC [Updated September 22, 2022]
Public service posting for voter information | by Island Social Trends | No commentary.
As listed on Civic Info BC, the names of 2022 candidates for all school districts in BC are posted online.
In the south Vancouver Island region, there are three (3) school districts.
===== GREATER VICTORIA:
SD61 Greater Victoria – 9 seats | 33 Candidates. Five of the candidates are incumbents: Nicole Duncan, Diane McNally, Robert Paynter, Jordan Watters and Ann Whiteaker. Six candidates are running as the VIVA Victoria slate: Salvetina E Agba, Leslie-Anne Goodall, Janice Novotill, Roberta A Solvey, Oliver Wu, and Sasha Zhang. Also running: Natalie Baillaut, Cindy Bedi Ralph, Esther Callo, Angela Carmichael, Sacha Christensen, Matthew Cook, Mavis E David, Jennifer Foster, Derek Gagnon, Daphna Gelbart, Karin Kwan, Jeffrey Charles Lamb, Justin Lee, Piers MacDonald, Emily Mahbobi, James McNish (but has since withdrawn), Kyle McStravick, Tyson Strandlund (a former federal Communist Party candidate), Jill Van Gyn, Michelle Wiboltt, Ali Zahra, Judith Zulu.
===== SOOKE & WEST SHORE:
SD62 Sooke – 7 seats across two zones | 14 Candidates. Two incumbents.
- Belmont Zone is for voters in Colwood, Highlands, Langford and Metchosin. There are 7 candidates for four (4) seats: Cendra Beaton, Mary P Brooke, Russ Chipps, Dominique Jacobs, Christine Lervold, Ravi Parmar (incumbent), Trudy Spiller.
- Milne’s Landing Zone for voters in Sooke and Juan de Fuca. There are 7 candidates for three (3) seats: Amanda Dowhy, Murielle Lagace, Candace Linde, Ebony Logins, Philip Ney, Veronica Pembertson, Allison Watson (incumbent).
SD63 Saanich – 7 seats in 4 zones. 9 Candidates. Four incumbents.
North Saanich (incumbent Elise MuMurphy, Keven Elder, Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland) and outer Gulf Island, Town of Sidney (Nola Silzer acclaimed), Central Saanich (both seats will be acclaimed — Susan Hickman and Tim Dunford), and District of Saanich (incumbent Teri Van Well, Charles Lamb, Joyce Vandall) and Juan de Fuca (Willis Point), and District of Highlands (Durrance Lake Rd).
===== PUBLISHER’s NOTE =====
As our editor is one of the candidates for school trustee in 2022, we are not providing any commentary or analysis on this election cycle. Apologies to our readers who might have been expected that level of news coverage this fall season.
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