In the Regional District of Central Kootenay, two candidates are running in Area J, and only one in Area I in the upcoming municipal election.
Andy Davidoff has been the Area I (rural Castlegar) director for 11 years and is uncontested in the 2022 race.
“I am standing for reelection to continue being a strong advocate for enhancing the rural quality of life Area I residents have chosen in each of our distinct communities and to continue to ensure respectful and sustainable ‘neighbour-friendly’ development and land use,” said Davidoff.
Henny Hanegraaf and Kim Tassone are both running for the Area J (Lower Arrow/Columbia) director’s seat.
Henny Hanegraaf is a retired union rep.
She says, “I decided to run for the director of Area J because I believe public service is important and that I can make a positive contribution to my community. I believe the skills I’ve developed over my working life will transfer well into representing the people of Area J.”
Kim Tassone says, “I look forward to serving Area J as I have lived in the district for the past 40 years. I believe I understand the needs of the constituents, and will work hard to continue the good work of past directors while looking towards future needs.”
Elsewhere in the RDCK, in Area E (Balfour and the south side of the west arm of Kootenay Lake to Blewett), 14-year director Ramona Faust decided not to run for re-election and there are four candidates seeking to replace her: Reggie Goldsbury, Cheryl Graham, Dan Rye, and Landon Verigin.
In Area H (Slocan Valley) incumbent director Walter Popoff is unopposed.