Kelowna has a brand new mayor and three new councillors
(Update: 11:15pm) – Meet Kelowna’s new mayor Tom Dyas.
Dyas is the owner of TD Benefits, an insurance and employee benefits firm and a former president of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.
Four years ago, Dyas also challenged incumbent Colin Basran, but lost.
It was a totally different story this time around.
Dyas campaigned on a platform of the city needing new leadership.
The message obviously resonated with the electorate because, with all of the votes counted, Dyas garnered a convincing 21,110 votes (62% of votes cast), almost twice as many as Basran’s 10,821 (32%).Kelowna’s new mayor Tom Dyas makes his victory speech at his campaign party at the Best Western hotel.” class=”img-responsive” src=”https://www.kelownanow.com/files/files/images/Tom%20for% 20story.jpg” style=”margin: 5px;”/>
Basran, who’s served two terms as mayor and a term before that as a councillor, gave an emotional concession speech at his campaign office downtown.
Five of the incumbents for council are back in — Loyal Wooldridge, Maxine DeHart, Charlie Hodge, Mohini Singh and Luke Stack.
Gail Given was the only incumbent who didn’t make it.
That means three new members of council — top vote getter Ron Cannan, who served on council years ago and is also a former Kelowna-Lake Country MP, former Kelowna TV news anchor Rick Webber and UBCO professor and engineer Gord Lovegrove.Colin Basran, pictured here with his children, put on a brave face in defeat at his campaign office downtown.” class=”img-responsive” src=”https://www.kelownanow.com/files/files/images/colin %20defeat.jpg” style=”margin: 5px;”/>
(UPDATE: 10:10pm) – Kelowna city council will have a new mayor with Tom Dyas, six returning councillors and two new councillors with Ron Cannan and Rick Webber.
With almost all the votes counted, Dyas has a commanding lead with 16,168 votes, almost twice that of incumbent Colin Basran’s 8,521.
See the lists below for the latest vote count beside each candidates name.
An * beside the name denotes an incumbent.
|Glendon Charles Smedley||278||0.82%||0.81%|
Tom Dyas’ reception as Kelowna’s new mayor. pic.twitter.com/VN0GNc6ixm
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For council (eight elected)
|votes||% by votes||% by ballots|
|Chris Williams (Spirit Alliance)||4,693||2.20%||13.60%|
|Amarjit Singh Lalli||4,130||1.94%||11.97%|
|Sacheen Collecutt (Spirit Alliance)||3,037||1.43%||8.80%|
|D. Ben Norman||2.013||0.94%||5.83%|
For school trustee (four elected)
Julia Fraser: 10,410
Wayne Broughton: 10,198
Lee-Ann Tiede: 9,357
Val Johnson: 9,099
Teresa Docksteader (Parents Voice BC): 5,797
Chris Fieber (ParentsVoice BC): 4,603
Tovey Demman (Parents Voice BC): 4,577
Erika Shepherd: 3,769
Chris Becenko: 3,503
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