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Nine run in White Rock byelection

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There's a full field of candidates for White Rock’s upcoming byelection,

By the closing of the 10-day nomination period Friday afternoon, nine had registered to compete for the chair on city council left vacant by the death of long-time councillor Mary-Wade Anderson, according to the City of White Rock website.

Nominees include: Pat Petrala, Bruce McWilliam, Tom Willman, Megan Knight, Bill Lawrence, Grant O’Kane, David Chesney, Graham Wood and Scott Kristjanson.

The byelection – necessitated by Anderson's death June 26 – will take place Nov. 3.

Under new bylaws enacted by the city in July, those planning to run must have at least 10 people backing their nomination. Each candidate must also make a $100 nomination deposit when filing their papers.

The rules are aimed at ensuring candidates are serious, Arthur told council at the July meeting, in explaining her recommendations for change. The deposit, she added, will be refunded after campaign financial disclosure papers are filed.

The byelection is projected to cost the city $40,000.

For more information, visit www.whiterockcity.ca

 

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