Candidates declared for Summerland elections

Municipal election date for council and school board is Oct. 20

Candidates have stepped forward for the upcoming municipal council and school trustee elections.

When nominations closed on Friday, there were two mayoral candidates, nine candidates for six municipal council positions and four candidates for two school board trustee positions.

The mayoral candidates are Toni Boot and Janet Peake, both councillors in Summerland since 2014.

The nine candidates include incumbents Richard Barkwill, Erin Carlson, Doug Holmes and Erin Trainer. All were elected to council for the first time in the 2014 municipal election.

Martin Van Alphen, a councillor from 2011 to 2014, is also seeking election to council.

The remaining candidates are Claude Gautron, Ron Kubek, Doug Patan and Mark Smed.

School trustee candidates are incumbents Julie Planiden and Linda Van Alphen, retired teacher Dave Stathers and outgoing Summerland mayor Peter Waterman.

The election date is Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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