It’s a 13-candidate byelection race for the District of Lantzville.
The nomination period closed Friday with 13 candidates competing for seats recently relinquished by four politicians. It’s more candidates than residents have seen in the previous three general elections.
The vast majority of candidates are new to Lantzville politics, with the exception of former councillors Doug Parkhurst and Warren Griffey. Teamwork and consensus-building are also emerging as common themes for candidates campaigning on the heels of four councillor and two senior staff resignations.
Candidates include Dot Neary, Joan Moody, Peter Popperl, Bob Colclough, Jennifer Bielewski, John English, Will Wyn Geselbracht, Mike Donald, Richard Finnegan, John Garenkooper and Mark Swain.
Council hopefuls have until Friday (July 10) to withdraw their candidacy. The byelection is Aug. 8.