Leo Facio wins mayoral race in Harrison Hot Springs

Facio beats out former councillor Kiss and former mayor Allen in election

Leo Facio

Leo Facio will remain the mayor of Harrison Hot Springs, after beating out two challengers.

Facio, the current mayor, earned 389 votes. John Allen earned 217 votes and Zoltan Kiss, who currently sits as a councillor in the Village, earned 98.

Two incumbent councillors won their seats back, and two newcomers earned a place at the table.

John Buckley topped the polls in Harrison, with 450 votes. Sonja Reyerse came second with 330.

John Hansen, a newcomer who has been very active fighting to preserve Sasquatch Park, earned himself 311 votes. And Samantha Piper, who works for the City of Chilliwack, trailed closely with 305 votes.

Long time councillor Allan Jackson lost his seat, coming fifth in the polls with 280 votes.

Rounding out the list of candidates was Ed Wood (205), Raymond Hooper (205), Terry Mitchell (187), and Leslie Ghesezan (146).

The new council will be sworn in at an upcoming council meeting.

 

 

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