Incumbent Colwood Coun. Rob Martin

New faces in Colwood to be guided by second-term mayor

Carol Hamilton to lead a slightly different crew for next four years

The City of Colwood has consistency in leadership to go along with some new blood on council.

Mayor Carol Hamilton won in a landslide tonight, while incumbent councillors Cynthia Day, Gordie Logan and Rob Martin will be joined for the next four years by former councillor Jason Nault and newcomers Lilja Chong, a 22-year-old university student, and retiree Terri Trace.

“I’m glad we can keep the momentum going,” Hamilton said on her re-election. “We’ve got a real good, solid core already, and new folks that can be integrated really well. Our newcomers will bring diversity. Jason has been on council before and Terri has years of experience in municipal administration. And we’ve got newcomer Lilja Chong representing the upcoming (generations).”

Hamilton attracted 2,368 votes, far more than the 359  cast for mayoral challenger Robin Stanbridge. David Shebib, running in all 13 regional municipalities, received 94 votes.

Voter turnout in Colwood was 25 per cent, slightly under the 27 per cent seen in the 2011 election.

“I’m just relieved!” said Gordie Logan, laughing, as the poll results were announced. “It’s bittersweet because I’m going to miss the current council that’s been the best council in Colwood history. But I’m looking forward to working with the new council. It will be the busiest and most productive council in Colwood history.”

Logan had big smiles and hearty handshakes for unsuccessful candidates Duane MacNeill and Robb Marty, who were also waiting at the municipal hall as the polls closed.

– with files from Don Descoteau

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