Powell River candidates declare for general election

Voters in Powell River will face a hotly contested campaign in the 2018 general election leading up to voting day on Saturday, October 20.

Declaration of candidates for City of Powell River mayor and council, School District 47 and qathet Regional District closed on Friday, September 14.

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Three people are running for mayor of City of Powell River, 14 candidates are vying for six positions on city council, eight people have put their names forward for five school board trustee seats and 11 are running for qathet Regional District electoral area director positions.

City of Powell River mayor:
Ron Woznow made his intentions known in January that he would be taking on incumbent mayor Dave Formosa. Fomosa, who was elected by acclamation in 2014, will also face Glenn Holstine.


Candidates for Powell River City Council (six positions available):


William Ashworth

Wayne Brewer
George Doubt
Allan Drummond
Cindy Elliott
Kelli Gallagher
Maggie Hathaway
CaroleAnn Leishman
Terry Noreault
Jim Palm
Art Richards
Rob Southcott
Roger Whittaker
Sharon Wright


Candidates for School District 47 School Board Trustee (five positions available):


Russell Brewer
Dale Lawson
Troy Marshall
Aaron Reid
Doug Skinner
Paula Stewart
Peter Taylor
Jack Timothy


Candidates for qathet Regional District (five positions available, plus two appointed municipal directors appointed by City of Powell River):


Electoral Area A:

Patrick Brabazon
Mark Johnston
Denise Smith

Electoral Area B:

Mark Gisborne
Janet May
Alan Rebane

Electoral Area C:

Clayton Brander
Robert Higgin
Connie Keiver

Electoral Area D:

Sandy McCormick

Electoral Area E:

Merrick Anderson
Andrew Fall

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