John Dooley, seen here with his wife Pat, will return as Nelson’s mayor after winning the municipal election Saturday night. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: John Dooley elected Nelson’s mayor

Logtenberg, Anderson, Woodward, Renwick, Morrison and Page elected to council

John Dooley has been elected mayor of Nelson, defeating incumbent mayor Deb Kozak and candidate Bernie Brown.

Dooley, who previously served three three-year terms as Nelson’s mayor and two terms as councillor, ran on addressing what he said is a lack of civic leadership under Kozak.

Unofficially results saw Dooley finish with 2,290 votes, followed by Kozak’s 1,904 and Brown at 121.

Voters also opted for a mostly new city council. Incumbent Janice Morrison (1,578 votes) was re-elected, and will be joined by newcomers Rik Logtenberg (1,923), Brittny Anderson (1,862), Jesse Woodward (1,813), Cal Renwick (1,765) and Keith Page (1,389).

Kozak, who defeated Dooley in the last municipal election, campaigned on three main issues: wildfire preparedness, drinking water security, and a consensus vision for the future of Nelson.

Brown said she felt compelled to run, in part because of her disapproval of Kozak and Dooley’s leadership, but also because of the responses she received to a letter she published about mental health in the Star’s Sept. 6 issue.

Below the graphic you will find links to past stories we’ve done on every candidate in Nelson, as well as candidates for the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Kaslo and School District 8.

More to come.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2018 RESULTS
Infogram

Mayoral candidates

Deb Kozak

John Dooley

Bernie Brown

Council candidates

Part 1: Bob Adams, Brittny Anderson, Laureen Barker, Robbie Kalabis, Keith Page, Joseph Reiner, Rob Richichi

Part 2: Robin Cherbo, Travis Hauck, Michelle Hillaby, Charles Jeanes, Janice Morrison, Jesse Woodward

Part 3: Rik Logtenberg, Leslie Payne, Cal Renwick, Brian Shields, Margaret Stacy, Stephanie Wiggins

Election Events

Voters pack Nelson mayoral forum

Nelson candidates debate climate change at forum

Candi-dating: ‘A beehive of conversation’ in Nelson

VIDEO: Candidates at Nelson election forum

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Ramona Faust, Reggie Goldsbury

Kootenay Lake School Board

Susan Chew, Lance Gotzy

Kaslo mayoral candidates

Suzan Hewat

Patrick Mackle

Andy Shadrack

Visit our website and Facebook page to follow the results from Nelson and the rest of the region.

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