SD 59 election update

There will be some choice for voters in Electoral Areas I (Chetwynd and Contiguous Rural Area), III (City of Dawson Creek) and IV (the rural area surrounding Dawson Creek, and Pouce Coupe), with a number of candidates stepping up so far in each.

There are five candidates for Area IV. Nicole Soontiens, who was the incumbent for Area V (which was amalgamated into IV), will be looking for re-election in Area IV, while newcomers Chad Anderson, Kim Erickson, Travis Jones, and Darcy Heartt have also put their names forward. Two will be elected.

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For Area I (Chetwynd and Contiguous Rural Area), incumbents Andrea Smith and Crystal Hillton will be running for re-election, while newcomers Jessica Fairful and Becky Borton have joined the race. Two will be elected from Area I.

Incumbent Tamara Ziemer will run for re-election in Area III, while Jennifer Lalonde and Angelina Schurmann have put their names forward as well. Two will be elected.

In Area II (Tumbler Ridge and Contiguous Area), no one has submitted a nomination yet. One will be elected from II, equalling seven trustees total.

At the June board meeting, it was indicated that Dick Powell (Area III), Wayne Ezeard (Area IV), and Sherry Berringer (Area II) were not intending to run for re-election at that time.

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