Princeton residents vote for change

"It's time for a change." The majority of residents in Princeton that came out to vote seem to agree with Fred Thomas.

Princeton residents voted for change and a new mayor on Saturday

Princeton residents voted for change and a new mayor on Saturday

“It’s time for a change.” The majority of residents in Princeton that came out to vote seem to agree with Fred Thomas, newcomer to the municipal government scene.

The polls for Princeton and Area H closed at 8 p.m., on Saturday evening with the unofficial results being posted shortly after 11 p.m.  Of the eligible voters in the municipality of Princeton, approximately 45 percent came out to place their vote.

Voters cast their votes in favour of a new mayor, with Fred Thomas receiving 539 votes and Randy McLean 377.

Three of the four incumbent councillors retained their seats, with Frank Armitage and Jason Earle topping the polls with 722 votes each. Marilyn Harkness joins them with 542 votes and new to council chair, Kim Maynard with 465.

Incumbent Ray Jarvis was unsuccessful in his quest for re-election receiving 445 votes with challenger Christina Longley – Scarisbrick receiving 293.

The trustees for School District #58 Trustee (Princeton & Area H) are; Leah Ward, Gordon Comeau and David Rainer.

Incumbent Brad Hope retains his seat as RDOS Area H Director with 315 votes with challenger Charles Weber receiving 245.

Newcomer, Angelique Wood takes the seat for Area G Keremeos Rural/ Hedley with  289 votes.

Incumbent Elef Christensen received 209 votes and challenger Florence Winfrey 53.

The final determination of election results will be posted on Wednesday, November 23.