Some new faces join familiar ones around the board of directors table at the Regional District of Nanaimo following Saturday’s election.
Newcomer Alec McPherson earned 36.2 per cent of the 710 votes cast in Electoral Area A (Cassidy, Cedar, Yellow Point and South Wellington). Laurie Gourlay placed second with 33.1 per cent, Andrea Bonkowski finished third and Geoff Baltzer fourth.
Howard Houle is the new regional director for Area B (Gabriola, DeCourcy, and Mudge islands), earning 781 of 1,512 votes. Jordy Alexander finished second with 573 votes and Eric Moeller received 158 ballots.
Maureen Young returns as a director after running unopposed in Area C, Extension (Arrowsmith-Benson, East Wellington, Pleasant Valley).
George Holme retained his Area E seat in Nanoose with 555 of the 1,084 of the ballots cast. Bob Rogers finished a close second with 509 votes and Ken Dawson received 20 votes.
Sheila Malcolmson and Gisele Rudischer are Islands Trust representatives for Gabriola Island with 1,162 and 825 votes, respectively. Maggie Mooney finished third with 730 votes.