Duncan Mayor And Council Candidates – Which Candidates Live In Duncan And Which Ones Do Not?

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Earlier this year, the City of Duncan went through a divisive, and very expensive, Amalgamation Referendum which was conclusively settled on 23 June 2018 by a resounding No vote from Duncan voters. But although this Amalgamation Referendum was settled nearly four months ago the effects of the Amalgamation campaign are still on the minds of Duncan voters.

As I campaign door to door around Duncan, the first two questions I am most commonly asked by voters are:

  • Do you live in Duncan?; and
  • How did you vote on Amalgamation?

Clearly the Amalgamation Referendum is still on the minds of Duncan voters. Both of these questions are very valid and I have to admit that they are also the first two questions I ask of any candidates currently running for Mayor of Duncan or for Duncan Council.

So, for the information of Duncan voters, let’s go through the list of current candidates for Duncan Mayor and Council and show the answers to the two questions above: What was your position on Amalgamation?; and, Do you live in Duncan?.

Let’s start with the Candidates for Mayor of Duncan (in alphabetical order by surname):

Martin Barker - candidate for Mayor of Duncan, 2018 (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Martin Barker – candidate for Mayor of Duncan, 2018 (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Martin BARKER

  • Was in favour of Amalgamation
  • Lives in Duncan; has a business in Duncan
  • Registered on Duncan Voters List

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Helmer - candidate for Mayor of Duncan, 2018 (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Daniel Helmer – candidate for Mayor of Duncan, 2018 (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Daniel HELMER

  • Position on Amalgamation not known
  • Lives in Cowichan Bay
  • His name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan)

 

 

 

 

Sharon Jackson- candidate for Mayor of Duncan, 2018 (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Sharon Jackson- candidate for Mayor of Duncan, 2018 (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Sharon JACKSON

  • Against Amalgamation. [Note: Sharon Jackson also led the No Amalgamation campaign through Cowichan No Amalgamation, which was registered with ElectionsBC. Disclaimer: I volunteered on the Cowichan No Amalgamation campaign]
  • Lives in the CVRD [note: Sharon lived in Duncan until December 2017 when she moved to the CVRD. She has told me she plans to move back to Duncan in the near future]
  • Her name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan)

 

 

City of Duncan Councillor Michelle Staples (photo: City of Duncan)
City of Duncan Councillor Michelle Staples (photo: City of Duncan)

Michelle STAPLES

  • Against Amalgamation
  • Lives in North Cowichan
  • Her name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan)

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the candidates for City of Duncan Council (in alphabetical order by surname):

Mark Anderson, 4 September 2018 (photo: Lexi Bainas, Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Mark Anderson, 4 September 2018 (photo: Lexi Bainas, Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Mark ANDERSON

[Disclaimer: this website is run by Mark Anderson]

  • Against Amalgamation [note: actively campaigned against Amalgamation online and with Sharon’s Jackson’s Cowichan No Amalgamation campaign]
  • Lives in Duncan, has business based in Duncan
  • Registered on Duncan Voters List

 

 

Bob Brooke, City of Duncan candidate photo, 2018 (photo: Bob Brooke)
Bob Brooke, City of Duncan candidate photo, 2018 (photo: Bob Brooke)

Bob BROOKE

  • Against Amalgamation
  • Lives in Duncan
  • Registered on Duncan Voters List

 

 

 

 

Garry Bruce, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Garry Bruce)
Garry Bruce, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Garry Bruce)

Garry F. BRUCE

  • In favour of Amalgamation.
  • Lives In Duncan
  • Registered on Duncan Voters List

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Duncan Councillor Roger Bruce (photo: City of Duncan)
City of Duncan Councillor Roger Bruce (photo: City of Duncan)

Roger BRUCE

Note: Incumbent Councillor

 

 

 

 

Jenni Capps, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Jenni Capps, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Jenni CAPPS

  • Against Amalgamation
  • Lives in Duncan
  • Registered on Duncan Voters List

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Duncan Councillor Tom Duncan (photo: City of Duncan)
City of Duncan Councillor Tom Duncan (photo: City of Duncan)

Tom DUNCAN

Note: Incumbent Councillor

  • Against Amalgamation [note: actively campaigned against Amalgamation online and volunteered with Sharon’s Jackson’s Cowichan No Amalgamation campaign
  • Lives In Duncan
  • Registered on Duncan Voters List

 

 

 

 

Gordon Heppell, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Gordon Heppell)
Gordon Heppell, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Gordon Heppell)

Gordon HEPPELL

  • Against Amalgamation
  • Lives in North Cowichan, owns a business in downtown Duncan and manages the Cowichan Merchants Building in downtown Duncan
  • His name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan)

 

 

 

 

 

Lura McCallum, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Lura Mccallum)
Lura McCallum, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Lura Mccallum)

Lura McCALLUM

  • In favour of Amalgamation
  • Lives in North Cowichan, co-owns a commercial building in downtown Duncan
  • Her name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan)

 

 

 

 

Gordon Heppell, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Gordon Heppell)
Stacy Middlemiss, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Stacy Middlemiss,)

Stacy MIDDLEMISS 

  • Against Amalgamation
  • Lives in North Cowichan
  • Her name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan)

 

 

 

George Neilson, candidate for Duncan Council (photo appeared in Cowichan Valley Citizen)
George Neilson, candidate for Duncan Council (photo appeared in Cowichan Valley Citizen)

George NEILSON

  • In favour of Amalgamation and actively campaigned for Cowichan Pro Amalgamation, including many online posts arguing in favour of Amalgamation
  • Lives in North Cowichan
  • His name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan)

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Newington, candidate for City of Duncan Council (photograph in the Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Carol Newington, candidate for City of Duncan Council (photograph in the Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Carol NEWINGTON

  • In favour of Amalgamation
  • Lives in Duncan
  • Registered on Duncan Voters List

 

 

 

 

Glen Santics, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Glen Santics)
Glen Santics, candidate for Duncan City Council (photo: Glen Santics)

Glen SANTICS

  • Against Amalgamation
  • Lives in Duncan
  • His name does not appear in the Duncan Resident Voters List or the Duncan Non-Resident Property Electors List (which lists non-resident property owners who are allowed to vote in Duncan) although I know he lives in Duncan.

 

 

 

 

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