Election info: Election action begins

District of Oak Bay: 14 candidates are vying for seven seats

A total of 14 people are in the race for seven seats at the helm of Oak Bay.

Nominations officially closed at 4 p.m. Friday for those seeking seats in the Nov. 15 local election.

Two Oak Bay residents are in the running for mayor, incumbent Nils Jensen and current Councillor Cairine Green. Non-resident David Shebib is also running for the position of mayor in races across Greater Victoria, including Oak Bay.

Incumbent councillors Michelle Kirby, Tara Ney and Kevin Murdoch are running along with past council member Hazel Braithwaite. Also seeking one of the six council positions available are Tom Croft, Heather Holmes, Sigurd Johannesen, Jan Mears, Joan Russow, Andrew Stinson and Eric Zhelka.

The Nov. 15 ballot will also include the non-binding opinion question: Are you in favour of The District of Oak Bay being amalgamated into a larger regional municipality? (answer only yes or no).

A baker’s dozen, 13, are in the running for nine seats as school district trustee for Greater Victoria School District. Visit election2014.civicinfo.bc.ca for the list.

 

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