Familiar crew scores victory in Metchosin election

John Ranns returned as mayor, three of four councillors have experience

John Ranns scored an easy win over his opponents in the race for mayor of Metchosin Saturday night.

Voters also returned incumbent councillors Bob Gramigna and Moralea Milne to the council table, along with former councillor Kyara Kahakauwila and newcomer Andy MacKinnon.

Ed Cooper, who told the Gazette several weeks back that he was mainly running to prevent Ranns from being acclaimed to the job, was left in the dust by the mayor, who outpolled the veteran 1,334 votes to 183. David Shebib, who was running in all 13 municipalities, received 39 votes.

Gramigna, MacKinnon and Milne each collected more than 1,000 votes. Kahakauwila, who served on council from 1999 to 2008 but lost a bid to get back onto council in 2011, pulled in 828 votes, beating next closest candidate Chris Moehr by 260.

The retirement of councillors Jo Mitchell and Larry Tremblay had opened up at least two seats on council.

Voter turnout for the district was 37 per cent, down from the 48 per cent seen in 2011.

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