Mayor wins by acclamation, 14 seek council

DELTA – Some familiar names as well as new faces will be running for Delta council and school board in next month’s civic election.


The nomination period closed Friday (Oct. 10) with 14 names vying for six council seats and 16 candidates running for seven school trustee positions.


Lois Jackson has been acclaimed for the mayor’s job.


Jackson is on the Delta Independent Voters’ Association (DIVA) ticket, which includes incumbents Robert Campbell, Ian Paton and newcomer Rod Binder.


Meanwhile, incumbent Bruce


McDonald is running with colleague Jeannie Kanakos and school board trustees Nick Kanakos and Laura Dixon on a ticket called Independents Working for You.


A new group called Delta Connect includes Nicholas Wong, Peter Van Der Velden, Jennifer Thoss and Johann Ackerman. Only incumbent Sylvia Bishop and newcomers Ron Calliou, Peter Mattoo and former councillor Heather King are running on their own.


On the school board, one seat is open after trustee Simon Truelove recently announced he’s not running again.


All the other incumbents are running again, including Dale Saip and Fabian Milat, former adversaries now running together on a REAL slate that also includes newcomers Scott Stoilen and Carla Qualtrough. Newcomers Rhiannon Bennett, Bruce Reid and Nic Slater are running together on a slate called Kids Matter.


Incumbents Donna Burke and Val Windsor are running on their own. Also on the ballot are Corinne Atwood, Phil Hurt , Laura Michelle Thomas, Brad Sherwin and Susan Fetterkind.

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