October 05, 2014 - 7:32 AM
KAMLOOPS - With one week down and one more to go for candidates to file nomination papers we have already seen more than a dozen people officially throw their hats in the ring for a spot on city council.
Three of the candidates are ones who had not previously declared their intent to run and another half dozen candidates who said they will be running have not yet filed.
At the end of the day Friday, incumbent councillors Donovan Cavers, Ken Christian, Nelly Dever, Marg Spina and Pat Wallace had all filed nomination papers. Candidates Nancy Bepple, Bob Dieno, Dieter Dudy, Tanja Hasler, Peter Kerek, Andrew Miller, Cheryl Phippen and Peter Sharp have also handed in their papers.
Current councillors Arjun Singh and Tina Lange have yet to file their nomination documents.
Annette Glover, Dustin McIntyre, Mike O’Reilly and Glen Thompson haven't yet filed either, though all have previously said they intend to run.
There are two candidates so far for the mayor's job, incumbent Peter Milobar and challenger Ben James have both done their paper work.
There are six candidates for school trustee so far, Michael Carroll, Kathleen Karpuk, Don Kitt, Barbara Morin, Joe Small and Christine Watson.
Elaine Sedgman, who has been campaigning for mayor as the character Mr. Open Pitbelly, hasn't made the trip to city hall to file her nomination papers.
Candidates have until Oct. 10 to file their nomination papers.
Kamloops will vote for one mayor, eight councillors and five school trustees in the Nov. 15 civic elections.
If you are interested in running for council, take a quick look at what it takes to be a city councillor and pick up your nomination package online or at City Hall.
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