Quesnel City Hall. Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel

12 hopefuls for Quesnel City Council in upcoming municipal election

Incumbent Bob Simpson is the only candidate for Quesnel mayor

The 4 p.m. deadline has just passed, and the candidates for City of Quesnel mayor and City Council are in.

Incumbent mayor Bob Simpson is the sole candidate for mayor.

But the race for council seats will be much more lively, with 12 candidates in the running for six seats.

Current council members Scott Elliott, Ron Paull and Laurey-Anne Roodenburg have each committed to running for another term, while other current councillors Ed Coleman, John Brisco and Sushil Thapar will step down as of October 2018.

New faces include Tammy Burrows, Cody Dillabough, Tony Goulet, Susan MacNeill, Martin Runge, Kyle Townsend, Mitch Vik, Lindsay Woods and Fritz Wyssen.

The list remains unofficial, pending nomination changes, and the close of the withdrawal period is Friday Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

The Quesnel Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a facilitator to hold an all-candidates debate at some point in the campaign period.

The Notice of Election will be Sept. 24 after 4 p.m. and the election will take place Saturday, Oct. 20.

Unofficial results will be in after 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, with official results announced Oct. 22 after 10 a.m.

School District 28 trustees will also be elected Oct. 20, with seven seats available.

Six current trustees have thrown their hats back in the ring, including David Chapman, Wendy Clement, Tony Goulet, Gloria Jackson, Julie-Anne Runge and Howie Schonke.

New candidates in the running include Roland Sawatsky and Cyril Tobin.

Read Quesnelobserver.com and the print issue to find out more about each local candidate.

READ MORE: Bob Simpson to seek second term as mayor of Quesnel



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