Gold River, Zeballos voters elect new mayors

Sayward mayor John MacDonald will also return to the regional district table

Two neighbouring communities in the Strathcona Regional District returned incumbents to their mayors’ chairs while two others have newcomers at the helm.

Jude Schooner was re-elected mayor of Tahsis with 66 votes.

David McIntosh was second with 61 votes, followed by Martin Davis with 41 and Steve Atkinson with four votes.

Sayward mayor John MacDonald will also return to the regional district table, after winning his re-election bid with 84 votes.

Brian Wiebe was second with 36 votes while Michael Marsh finished with 19 votes.

In Zeballos, Donnie Cox was elected mayor with 64 votes, followed by Wayne Arnold with 12 votes and Cristina Lepore with 10.

As Zeballos’ new mayor, Cox will also have a seat at the regional district table.

Former chair Craig Anderson lost his seat at the regional district board Saturday, after running an unsuccessful bid for re-election as mayor of Gold River. Challenger Brad Unger was elected mayor with 356 votes, with Anderson finishing in second place with 240 votes and Doug Arcus finishing third with 53 votes.