Declaration of Candidates in 2014 Local Government Elections

The nomination period has closed for candidates in the Comox Valley rural areas,  for trustees representing the rural areas for School District 71, and for Islands Trust representatives from Denman and Hornby Islands -- and there will be elections required in most cases. 

In Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area ‘A’) there are three candidates for one seat:  Wayne Anderson, Dan Lisch, and Bruce Jolliffe. In Lazo North (Area ‘B’) there are two candidates for one seat: Jim Gillis and Rod Nichol. In Puntledge-Black Creek (Area ‘C’) there are two candidates for one seat: James Derry and Edwin Grieve. 

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) also conducts the nomination, and elections, for school trustees from Areas A, B and C for School District 71 and for Islands Trust representatives from Denman and Hornby Islands. 

Regarding electoral area representatives for School District 71, there are two candidates for the one seat of office of school trustee from Area ‘A’: Chris Aikman and Sheila McDonnell.  There is just one candidate for the office of school trustee from Area ‘B’: Tom Weber.  And there are two candidates for the one seat of office of school trustee from Area ‘C’: Ian Hargreaves and Paula Selby. 

Regarding Denman Island local trust area representative to Islands Trust, there are three candidates for the two seats: Laura Busheikin, David Critchley and Perri Gorrara. And regarding Hornby Island local trust area representative to Islands Trust, there are two candidates for the two seats: Alex Allen and Tony Law.

Next steps:

-          Tuesday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline by which a challenge of nomination may be made, by an application to the Provincial Court in accordance with section 73.2 of the Local Government Act.

-          Friday, October 17 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline by which a candidate may withdraw from the election by submitting a written withdrawal to the chief election officer

-          Monday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline by which the chief election officer must declare that an election by voting is to be held or that the candidates are elected by acclamation.

For more information and complete nomination packages please go the CVRD elections website at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/vote.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media contact:         
James Warren
Chief Election Officer
Comox Valley Regional District
250-334-6007 or jwarren@comoxvalleyrd.ca