Five vie for North Cowichan mayoralty

At least one new face will grace North Cowichan municipal hall after a race by 17 candidates next month.

B.C.’s Nov. 19 vote will see five of North Cowichan’s six councillors seek re-election, while veteran councillor George Seymour has called it quits.

B.C.’s oldest municipality could be helmed by one of four hopefuls challenging Mayor Tom Walker for his chair.

Mayoral candidates include former mayor Jon Lefebure plus Clayton Balabanov, Scott Baker and Joyce Behnsen.

That five-way mayoralty bout twins the card for six council seats currently occupied by incumbents Ruth Hartmann, Dave Haywood, Garrett Elliott, Al Siebring and John Koury — all seeking another three-year term.

Their challengers include Pat Barnes, Robert Douglas, Roger Hart, Geoff Hincks, Hilary Huntley, Barb Lines, Rod Lowe, Jagtar Singh Mann, Tom Masters, Kate Marsh, Michael Ruge and Jennifer Woike.


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