Hartmann tops North Cowichan Councillor poll
Updated information shows Ruth Hartmann topped the polls in the race for Municipality of North Cowichan councilor seats with 2,896 votes.
The other five voted to council with the next highest votes in order were: Jennifer Woike (2,815), Barb Lines (2,762), John Koury (2,744), Kate Marsh (2,634) and Al Siebring (2,467).
Woike was the leading vote-getter at the Municipal Hall (236) and Crofton (269) polls. Hartmann led the way at Quamichan (608) and Prevost (536) polls by a slim margin while Lines was the most popular candidate in Maple Bay (622) and Marsh was the overwhelming favourite in Chemainus (740).
Dave Haywood and Garrett Elliott were both seeking reelection but fell short with 2,214 and 2,097 votes, respectively.
Rounding out the list of contenders and their vote totals were: Robert Douglas (1,988), Roger Hart (1,756), Tom Masters (1,742), Rob Lowe (1,627), Geoff Hincks (1,368), Pat Barnes (1,181), Hilary Huntley (862), Jagtar Singh Mann (604) and Michael Ruge (377).
Jon Lefebure won back the North Cowichan Mayor's chair by a mere 22 votes over Tom Walker.
The difference came in Chemainus where Lefebure topped Walker 495-322.