By a margin of 73 votes, Ed Wood is mayor-elect of Harrison Hot Springs, according to unofficial results from Civic Info B.C.
Wood (337 votes, 43. 7 per cent) won out over incumbent Coun. Samantha Piper (264 votes, 34.2 per cent) and candidate John Allen (170 votes, 22 per cent).
“The village has been naturally refreshed and is open for business,” Wood said.
Woood earned 132 more votes than his previous 2014 big for Village Council, in which he tied Ray hooper with 205 votes, falling 100 votes short of the fourth-place candidate elected to council, which was Piper.
According to the breakdown of the results, ahead of election night, Piper earned the most advance votes with 90, followed by Wood with 74 and Allen with 26.
Official voter turnout has not yet been released. However, based on Statistics Canada data, assuming everyone voted for a mayoral candidate, a total of 771 votes for mayor were cast, mesauring at about a 40 per cent turnout.