November 16, 2014 - 9:35 AM
WEST KELOWNA - Doug Findlater is once again mayor of the District of West Kelowna and he will have a familiar face back at the council table—former mayor Rosalind Neis.
Neis is one of only two non-incumbents to win a seat. She joins newcomer Rusty Ensign at the council table, replacing long-timer valley politician David Knowles who ends decades of service to West Kelowna and Gord Milsom who didn't seek re-election.
Findlater takes the mayor's seat with 3,600 votes out of 6,651 ballots cast. His nearest competitor, Stephen Johnston received 2750. Mary Mandarino got 282 votes. There is an estimated 20,887 elegible voters in the district.
Along with Findlater, the following have been elected as councillor:
Rick De Jong - 3829 votes
Rusty Ensign - 2775 votes
Rosalind Neis - 2959 votes
Duane Ophus - 3797 votes
Bryden Winsby - 3028
Carol Zanon - 3380
Julia Fraser has been elected school trustee with 3625 votes. Competitor Tina Pomponio got 1892 votes.
The candidates for council who will not have a seat include Johanne Baker, 2120 votes; Jon Peter Christoff, 949 votes; Jermome Chung, 1065 votes; David Knowles, 2481 votes; Tanya Lister, 1608 votes; Gary Stabb, 2035 votes; and Mike Trenn, 1703 votes.
According to Elections B.C. the district's voter turnout was 31.84 per cent.
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