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Three school trustees elected in Powell River

Brendan Behan, Jaclyn Miller and Rob Hill will sit on School District 47 board of education
BYELECTION HELD: Powell River district’s three new school trustees are Brendan Behan, Jaclyn Miller and Rob Hill. They will be replacing Jackie Timothy, who died while in office, and Aaron Reid and Russell Brewer, both of whom resigned.

School District 47’s byelection results are in, with Brendan Behan, Jaclyn Miller and Rob Hill having been elected to the board of education.

Topping the school trustee ballot was Brendan Behan, with 685 votes. He was followed by Jaclyn Miller, with 647 votes, and Rob Hill, with 475 votes. In fourth place was Rob Hughes, with 398 votes, in fifth place was Tabatha Berggren, with 344 votes, in sixth place was Serena Gill, with 326 votes and in seventh place was Rick Craig, with 273 votes.

According to chief election officer Cathy Greiner, these preliminary results are based on the ballot accounts prepared at each of the voting places and are subject to determination of official election results by the chief election officer.

For the trustee byelection, there were advance polls, mail-in ballots, and on voting day, April 24, votes were cast at James Thomson Elementary School, Westview Elementary School and Kelly Creek Community School.

The Peak will be conducting interviews with the winning candidates in the coming week.