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At least 13 candidates nominated for six council seats in Hope

List includes mix of incumbent council members and newcomers to politics
Election day is just around the corner and the names on the ballot are coming into focus in Hope. (Hope Standard file)

There will be two candidates running for mayor in Hope in the upcoming election.

Victor Smith and Wilfried Vicktor are running for mayor, and both have served the community in the past. Smith was most recently a council member, and Vicktor was mayor prior to the last election.

There are also 13 candidates running as council hopefuls, for six council seats.

In alphabetical order, they are Dave Fernie, John Mason, Scott Medlock, Pauline Newbigging, Crystal Sedore, Bob Shore, Angela Skoglund, Heather Stewin, Hondo Stroyan, Sue Turgeon, Arlene Webster, Zachary Wells and Janet Wort.

Medlock and Stewin are the only incumbent council members on the ballot.

For school trustees, there are four candidates for the three Hope positions at the Fraser Cascade School Board of Education, and one for the Fraser Canyon position.

The Hope candidates are Pattie Desjardins, Lori Izawa, Linda Kerr and Heather Stewin. Kerr and Stewin are incumbents. (Stewin is both a councillor and a school trustee.)

Cathy Speth is running unopposed for re-election for the Fraser Canyon seat, which means she will be acclaimed.

The rest of the Fraser Cascade board of education is made up from three seats assigned to Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. There are four candidates vying for those seats; incumbents Wendy Coleman-Lawley and Marilyn Warren, and newcomers Wendy Clark and Andrea Hensen. Election day is Oct. 15 with an early voting opportunity on Oct. 5.

READ MORE: Crystal Sedore is running for councillor of the Distict of Hope


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Jessica Peters

About the Author: Jessica Peters

I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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