DIVA incumbents to seek re-election

List of council candidates continues to grow

Diva candidates (L-R) Scott Hamilton

Diva candidates (L-R) Scott Hamilton

Delta voters will see a familiar set of names on the ballot in the Nov. 19 civic election.

The Delta Independent Voters Association (DIVA) team includes incumbent Mayor Lois Jackson, who declared her intentions to run in July, along with current councillors Robert Campbell, Scott Hamilton and Ian Paton.

The DIVA website (votediva.ca) says the members “have been providing fiscally responsible leadership to the citizens of Delta and will continue to work hard to make Delta a great place to live and raise a family.”

“Knowing where your tax dollars are going is important. In Delta, we have been focusing on paying down our debt like any fiscally prudent municipal government should.”

Jackson served on council for five terms before being elected mayor in 1999. She will run against Coun. Heather King, former longtime councillor Krista Engelland and Tsawwassen resident John Meech, candidates who had announced their candidacy for mayor as of Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Campbell, a lawyer and longtime Beach Grove resident, was first elected to council in 1999. He is the current chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Boundary Bay Airport Advisory Committee.

Hamilton, a North Delta resident first elected to council in 2002, lives in North Delta with his wife and two daughters and their guide dog in training. And Ladner resident Paton, elected in the 2010 by-election, is a farmer and professional auctioneer by trade.

The slate of candidates is holding a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Surrey North Delta Leader