City Councillor Sonya Chandler to step down; byelection to be held

May 28, 2010 at 10:49 am 2 comments

City of Victoria annoucement:

Councillor Sonya Chandler has announced that she will leave her position as City Councillor effective September 1, 2010. Sonya has been awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in Sustainable Health Systems in the European Union. A by-election will be held this year to fill the vacancy.

When I was canvassing for votes in 2008 I was struck by the number of people who expressed their admiration for Chandler. Her background in public health as a street nurse has given her a unique perspective on social issues (which as the Bridge poll results reveal is still the number one issue for Victorians).

By the way, for those that are curious, here are the Council results of the last election:

1 Charlayne Thorton-Joe 9887 – incumbent
2 Pam Madoff 9017 – incumbent
3 Sonya Chandler 8002 – incumbent
4 Lynn Hunter 7926
5 Geoff Young 7276 – incumbent
6 Philippe Lucas 7042
7 Chris Coleman 6102 – incumbent
8 John Luton 6002

Not elected:

9 Robert Randall 3737
10 Wayne Hollohan 3624
11 Rose Henry 3372
12 Tim Van Alstine 3216
13 Pieta VanDyke 3109
14 John Farquharson 2992
15 Barry Hobbis 2962
16 Susan Woods 2798
17 Jane Lunt 2667
18 Richard Park 2029
19 Diana Smarden 1259
20 Joseph Boutilier 1194
21 Simon Nattrass 950
22 Suzanne Carroll 943
23 John Turner 942
24 Gregory Hartnell 852
25 Tavis Dodds 728
26 Nick Baker 679
27 Christopher Gillespie 542
28 Chris Munkacsi 495
29 Robert Allington 433
30 Patrick Jamieson 411
31 Allen Jones 393
32 Denis Oliver 311
33 Jon Valentine 257
34 David Shebib 229
35 Jonathan Le Drew 158

Entry filed under: City Hall, Election 2010.

Victorians to choose next Car Share purchase Monday Magazine: Place your bets

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. David Bratzer  |  May 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Robert, good luck with this if you decide to run. I imagine the key issue will be the bridge as there will be a referendum on the ballot. Whoever wins this will have a big advantage going into the 2011 municipal election as an incumbent.

    Reply
  • 2. robertrandall  |  May 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you, David. Yes, the bridge referendum will probably have an effect on the byelection. I am awaiting Council’s decision on the voting results next week and the release of the new Class C estimates on the bridge repair.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Categories

Feeds


%d bloggers like this: