Potential Kelowna civic election candidates still lining up

With just under two weeks to go to the start of the official nomination period for the municipal election, interest in a seat on council appears stronger than ever.

With just under two weeks to go to the start of the official nomination period for the municipal election, interest in a seat on council appears stronger than ever.

While 49 sets of nomination papers have been picked up by potential candidates considering a run for one of the eight councillor positions, a whopping 11 sets of papers have been picked up by people considering a run for the mayor’s job.

In addition to two-term incumbent Sharon Shepherd and the man she beat out for the job in 2005, Walter Gray—who served as mayor for three consecutive terms between 1996 and 2005—Kim Ouellette, who lost to Shepherd in 2008, James Murphy, Diana Van Beest, Cal Condy, Derek Barnbrook, D. Earl Keegan and four unnamed would-be candidates have picked up mayoral nomination papers. The formal nomination period runs from Oct. 4 to the 4 p.m. deadline on Oct. 14.

 

Kelowna Capital News