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ELECTIONS 2014: Little change at council table

Two new faces will be around the council table following the 2014 civic election. Dieter Dudy and Denis Walsh are both part of the Vision Kamloops alliance that formed just after nominations closed in October.
November 16, 2014 - 9:36 AM

TWO NEW FACES AT CITY COUNCIL

KAMLOOPS - With 32 candidates vying for a council seat and another 15 looking for a Kamloops school trustee seat it has been a busy month of campaigning, but we finally found out who will lead our city for the next four years, and there is not much change. 

Coun. Donovan Cavers was re-elected and while he is happy with the results he won't be seeing as much of Nancy Bepple or Nelly Dever.

"I'm a bit saddened to see some of the councillors I've worked with won't be here," he says, adding, "It's a substantially different mix of people, it might lighten my load a bit on the issues I care deeply about."

One of those issues, the proposed Ajax Mine, is something both newly voted councillors Denis Walsh and Dieter Dudy have spoken out against as well, but they say it is not just about the mine.

"We didn't go into this thinking we were just against the mine, there's so many other issues we want to deal with," Dudy says of the Vision Kamloops alliance stance.

Dudy gave Mayor Peter Milobar a run for his money in the last election, coming within a couple hundred votes while Walsh has served on council previously.  

While advance polling saw an significant increase in voter turnout, the final numbers hit just 33.14 per cent with 22,672 people voting. This is still up from 2011 when only 29 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot. Kamloops Vote 50 coordinator Will George was happy to see the increase and feels the creative approach to the eleciton helped.

"Any increase from 29 per cent is a good increase," he says. "We're happy with the results and to have a more engaged voting population this year."

MAYOR (vote for one)

Peter MILOBAR** 17,006 / 78.11%
Pierre FILISETTI 2,941 / 13.51%
Benjamin JAMES 1,040 / 4.78%
Dallas PAISLEY 786 / 3.61%

CITY COUNCILLOR (vote for eight)

Ken CHRISTIAN** 12,473 / 8.11%
Arjun SINGH** 10,939 / 7.12%
Dieter DUDY 10,399 / 6.76%

Donovan CAVERS** 8,957 / 5.83%
Denis WALSH 8,549 / 5.56%
Marg SPINA** 8,380 / 5.45%
Tina LANGE** 8,374 / 5.45%
Patricia WALLACE** 7,483 / 4.87%

Andy PHILPOT 7,188 / 4.68%
Nelly DEVER** 6,685 / 4.35%
Mike O'REILLY 6,350 / 4.13%
Bob DIENO 6,305 / 4.10%
Peter SHARP 6,240 / 4.06%
Annette GLOVER 5,184 / 3.37%
Jenny GREEN 4,658 / 3.03%
Nancy BEPPLE 4,601 / 2.99%
Brad HARRISON 4,145 / 2.70%
Bernadette SIRACKY 3,785 / 2.46%
Daphane NELSON 3,606 / 2.35%
Cheryl PHIPPEN 3,452 / 2.25%
Peter KEREK 2,879 / 1.87%
Dustin W. McINTYRE 2,867 / 1.86%
Tanja HASLER 2,854 / 1.86%
Andrew MILLER 2,235 / 1.45%
Glen THOMPSON 1,772 / 1.15%
Glenn HILKE 1,598 / 1.04%
Alexandra PROCTOR 1,290 / 0.84%
Reo R. ROCHELEAU 484 / 0.31%

SCHOOL TRUSTEE (vote for five)

Joan COWDEN** 9,265 / 13.48%
Kathleen KARPUK** 8,759 / 12.75%
Joe SMALL 6,776 / 9.86%
Gerald WATSON** 6,338 / 9.22%
Meghan WADE** 5,467 / 7.96%

Christy CAMPBELL 4,903 / 7.14%
Don KITT 4,509 / 6.56%
Adam JENSEN 4,296 / 6.25%
Christine WATSON 3,804 / 5.54%
Colleen DeVEYRAC 3,088 / 4.49%
Michael CARROLL 2,892 / 4.21%
Barbara M. MORIN 2,786 / 4.05%
Bowen COOLURIS 2,464 / 3.59%
Colin MADLAND 2,062 / 3.00%
Aaron SHUFLETOSKI 1,299 / 1.89%

SCHOOL TRUSTEE (outside of Kamloops)

Rhonda KERSHAW** acclaimed
Denise HARPER** acclaimed
Cara McKELVEY** acclaimed
Shelley SIM 653

Willow McDONALD 295

THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT 

Area A
Carol SCHAFFER 177

Tim PENNELL** 164

Area B (results not yet available)
Willow MacDONALD**
Max LENTZ

Area E
Sally WATSON** acclaimed

Area I
Steven RICE** acclaimed

Area J
Ronaye ELLIOTT** 143
Ron McGIVERN 78

Area L
Ken GILLIS** 281

John TAYLOR 184

Area M
Randy MURRAY** acclaimed

Area N
Herb GRAHAM** acclaimed

Area O
Bill KERSHAW** 156

Mike FENNELL 88

Area P
Mel ROTHENBURGER 512
John STERNIG** 444

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 10:59 p.m. with additional details.

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