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Anmore and Belcarra civic election candidates: Who's campaigning in 2022?

One acclaimed as 16 others hope to earn your vote on Oct. 15 for mayor and council.
Belcarra Regional Park
Here are the candidates looking to earn votes in the 2022 municipal election for the villages of Anmore and Belcarra (regional park pictured) | Metro Vancouver

Anmore's and Belcarra's candidate lists have been finalized for the 2022 municipal election — set for Oct. 15.

The deadline for interested residents to throw their hat in the ring for mayor, council or school trustee was 4 p.m. today (Sept. 9).

Between the two communities, there are four people running for mayor and 12 for a councillor's seat.

There are 10 combined spots on Anmore and Belcarra councils, including both mayoral seats.

Kerri Palmer Isaak has acclaimed the one and only trustee position to represent the villages on School District 43's (SD43) board of education.

The candidates are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Village of Anmore

  • Mayor
    • John McEwen (incumbent)
    • Mario Piamonte
  • Council
    • John Burgess
    • Polly Krier (incumbent)
    • Timothy Laidler (incumbent)
    • Douglas Richardson
    • Kim Trowbridge (incumbent)
    • Paul Weverink (incumbent)

Village of Belcarra

  • Mayor
    • Colm Cole
    • Jamie Ross (incumbent)
  • Council
    • Carolina Clark (incumbent)
    • Joe Elworthy
    • Penny Moen
    • Janet Ruzycki
    • Ben Shoolestani
    • Liisa Wilder (incumbent)

Voter information

If you're eligible to vote in the 2022 local election, you have three options to ways to vote:

  • Mail ballot – eligible voters must fill out an online application form or apply in-person at their respective city halls to receive a mail ballot, and completed mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer before Oct. 15.
  • Advance polls – Various locations depending on community
  • General Voting Day – Polls will be open on Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at various location

If you wish to seek a nomination for a civic position, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on election day (Oct. 15)
  • Be a B.C. resident for at least six months immediately before the day you file your nomination papers
  • Must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act from voting in a B.C. election or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office

For more information, you can visit Anmore and Belcarra's respective village websites.

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