Don’t forget to vote for mayor

The presence of candidate Shebib in all jurisdictions means no acclamations on the West Shore

People may have wondered about David Shebib’s strategy of running for mayor in all 13 municipalities, but the fact remains, his name is on the ballot in all five West Shore jurisdictions.

That means Langford’s Stew Young, for example, is not acclaimed. Voters must put a tick beside his name if they hope to see him elected to the job for a Capital Region record eighth term.

Same for Ken Williams in Highlands, who shifted his focus this time to the mayor’s chair after sitting on council for some time, and with the stepping down of Mayor Jane Mendum once this term is over.

The other three municipalities have more traditional mayoral races.

In Colwood, incumbent Mayor Carol Hamilton is up against political newcomer Robin Stanbridge (and Shebib). Next door in View Royal,  longtime councillor David Screech faces off against responsible sewage treatment proponent Brian Burchill (and Shebib).

And in Metchosin, multiple-term Mayor John Ranns looks to keep the top job on the rural municipality’s council, as he goes up against past opponent Ed Cooper (and Shebib).

Only one of the five municipalities voted to put a non-binding referendum question on the ballot, asking voters about amalgamation. Langford’s question is straight and to the point: “Are you in favour of the City of Langford being amalgamated into a larger regional municipality?”

A different political picture will be painted Saturday night, and it’ll be one residents will play a key role in creating.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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