Election 2014: John Van Laerhoven stays in mayoral chair

Agassiz's incumbent mayor earns more than 800 votes in District of Kent

Susan Spaeti

Susan Spaeti

John Van Laerhoven will remain the mayor of The District of Kent, serving a second term.

He earned 821 votes, as opposed to 559 for challenger Ken Schwaerzle.

Council will be a mix of old and new councilors, with a total of four councillors. Newcomer Susan Spaeti topped the polls. She earned 974 votes, the most of any candidate in the District of Kent.

Former mayor Sylvia Pranger earned 843 votes.

Incumbents Duane Post and Darcy Striker were voted back into council, with 796 and 718 votes each, respectively.

Rounding out the other candidates running for council were John Wouda (537 votes), Lorne Fisher (461), Ken Vanderhoek (341) and Jack Van Dongen (337).

There were 1,418 ballots cast, and there are 4,249 estimated eligible voters in the District of Kent, making the voter turnout just under 30 per cent.