Lois Jackson has been voted in for her fifth term as mayor of Delta.
With all the ballot boxes counted, Jackson finished with 10,044 votes, or 43.17 per cent of the votes cast.
“I’m just delighted,” she told journalists after the final ballot boxes were tallied. “I’m looking forward to getting back to the grindstone and getting the work done for the people of Delta.”
Meanwhile, her entire slate of DIVA (Delta Independent Voters Association) council candidates, including Ian Paton, Scott Hamilton and Robert Campbell, were re-elected.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Jackson said of the results.
Trailing behind Jackson for the mayor’s seat was Krista Engelland with 6,158 votes, Heather King with 5,346 votes and John Meech with 1,720 votes.
Filling the rest of the council seats are incumbent Bruce McDonald, Jeannie Kanakos, who served one term on council from 2005 to 2008, and Sylvia Bishop, who received 12,229 votes, second to Ian Paton’s 12,530.
This will be Bishop’s first term on council.
“It was a small group of volunteers and obviously a lot of supporters and voters that made this happen,” Bishop said after the results came in.
Incumbent council candidate Anne Peterson lost her seat, coming in with the seventh most votes at 9,507.
Of the 69,328 registered voters in Delta, 23,457 ballots were cast for a 33.83 per cent voter turnout.
The results for mayor and council are as follows:
Candidates for Mayor (vote for one)
Lois E. JACKSON 10,044
Krista ENGELLAND 6,158
Heather KING, 5,346
John A. MEECH 1,720
Candidates for Councillor (vote for six)
Ian L. PATON 12,530
Sylvia BISHOP 12,229
Bruce McDONALD 12,132
Scott HAMILTON 11,770
Jeannie KANAKOS 10,314
Robert CAMPBELL 10,078
Anne PETERSON 9,507
Fabian MILAT 7,321
Neil CORBETT 6,425
Scott BRODERICK 5,403
Andrew CONLEY 5,036
Garth CUTHBERT 4,573
Ranjit (Ranj) HEER 4,268