Council candidate list grows in Agassiz

District of Kent: Eight names on ballot so far, hours to nomination deadline

As the hours count down to the nomination deadline for the Nov. 15 municipal elections, it’s looking like incumbent mayor John Van Laerhoven may be elected by acclamation for a second time.

The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Oct. 10 (today). At 9 a.m., Van Laerhoven was the only mayoral candidate listed on the Civic Info election website.

There will however, be a race for the four seats on council.

Incumbents Lorne Fisher, Duane Post and Darcy Striker are all listed. The fourth incumbent councillor, Holger Schwichtenberg, is not listed.

Former mayor Sylvia Pranger is throwing her hat in the ring this election.

Also running are four who are new to local politics, Susan Spaeti, Jack Van Dongen, John Wouda and Ken Vanderhoek.

This story will be updated when a final list of candidates is confirmed.

 

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