Of the 621 votes that were cast, 49.92 per cent were for current counsellor Kevin Murdoch and 50.08 per cent were for incumbent Nils Jensen. (File photos)

Poll results show tight race for Oak Bay mayor seat

621 votes cast for two mayoral candidates show less than one per cent difference in support

It appears to be a tight race for the mayor’s seat in Oak Bay in the upcoming municipal election, according to a poll on the Oak Bay News website last week.

Of the 621 votes that were cast, 49.92 per cent were for current counsellor Kevin Murdoch and 50.08 per cent were for incumbent Nils Jensen.

Of the 621 votes that were cast, 49.92 per cent were for current counsellor Kevin Murdoch and 50.08 per cent were for incumbent Nils Jensen.

RELATED: POLL: Who do you want to be the next mayor of Oak Bay?

READ MORE: Oak Bay candidates in the 2018 municipal election

For a look at the political platforms of the two mayoral candidates, see their websites at:

Nils Jensen (incumbent) – nilsjensen.ca

Kevin Murdoch (current councillor) – murdoch4mayor.com

An all-candidates meeting will be held on Oct. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, Oak Bay High School, sponsored by the Community Association of Oak Bay.

The province heads for general municipal election Saturday, Oct. 20. In Oak Bay, residents will elect a mayor and six councillors.

RELATED: Monterey Centre overflows at Oak Bay’s first 2018 all-candidates meeting


 

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