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UPDATE: Kamloops election results are in: Ken Christian returns as mayor

Ken Christian at city hall on election night, Oct. 20, 2018.
October 20, 2018 - 8:45 PM

KAMLOOPS - The results are in and Ken Christian remains as the city's mayor.

The incumbent has been serving as the mayor of Kamloops since he was elected in the September  2017 byelection where he replaced former mayor Peter Milobar.

Christian was first elected to Kamloops city council in 2011 as a city councillor.

"I want to say thank you, its humbling to see this amount of votes and this percentage of votes," Christian says. "We did better than we had done last time and you know it reflects the hard work that we have done into both the year of service and this particular campaign."

This election 20,570 people voted out of roughly 68,700 eligible voters, roughly 30 per cent.

The incumbent mayor focused his campaign platform on controlling taxes, affordable housing, the revitalization of downtown, dependable infrastructure and building relationships.

The final results of the 2018 Kamloops municipal election are:

Incumbents Kathy Sinclair, Arjun Singh, Dieter Dudy and Denis J. Walsh all secured their seats. 

Voters elected Dale Bass, Bill Sarai, Sadie Hunter, and Mike O'Reilly to Kamloops city council.

Donovan Cavers and Ray Dhaliwal were not re-elected.

Mayoral Results

Ken CHRISTIAN - 17328 votes 86.67%

William James TURNBULL 2666 votes 13.33%


City Council Results

Arjun SINGH 12203 votes 9.28%

Kathy SINCLAIR 10806 votes 8.22%

Mike O'REILLY 9375 votes 7.13%

Dieter DUDY 9181 votes 6.98%

Dale BASS 9059 votes 6.89%

Denis J. WALSH 7960 votes 6.05%

Sadie HUNTER 7441 votes 5.66%

Bill SARAI  7218 votes 5.49%


School Trustee Results

John O'FEE 11261 votes 16.63%

Kathleen KARPUK 9972 votes 14.72%

Joe SMALL 9001 votes 13.29%

Heather GRIEVE 8317 votes 12.28%

Meghan WADE 8123 votes 11.99%


The newly elected candidates will be sworn in on Nov. 5 at the Coast Kamloops and Conference Centre at 7 p.m.

For past stories on the Kamloops municipal election go here.

—This story was updated at 8:54 p.m.

—This story was updated at 9:03 p.m.

—This story was updated at 9:15 p.m.

—This story was updated at 9:28 p.m.

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