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Belcarra projected to keep incumbent mayor and council — plus two new faces

Jamie Ross is mayor-elect and is set to serve a second term at municipal hall, along councillor incumbents Carolina Clark and Liisa Wilder.
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Incumbent Jamie Ross is campaigning for mayor of Belcarra in the 2022 municipal election.

Belcarra voters want to keep the same incumbents on village council for the next four years.

And that includes Mayor-Elect Jamie Ross.

While numbers remain unofficial, the 63-year-old retired educator/consultant is projected to win a second term in the big chair at Belcarra municipal hall after earning 60 per cent of the votes — 250 out of 420 ballots cast.

He ran against Colm Cole, who came up with the remaining 40 per cent in the mayoral race.

In an earlier campaign interview with the Tri-City News, Ross believed his work was only beginning.

"As mayor, my focus was and, if elected, will continue to be an open, respectful and collaborative approach to community governance," he said.

"Most important for the coming council will be asset and infrastructure maintenance and development. These are the lifeblood of any community. These plans will be built on our sound financial base and wise forward planning."

Ross said other key efforts he wants to see through is to support the Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department, and improved safety for local roads and trails.

Meanwhile, Carolina Clark and Liisa Wilder are projected to each win another term on Belcarra's village council, and appeared to have earned the second (23.9 cent) and fourth seats respectively (21.4 per cent).

New Councillor-Elect Janet Ruzycki won the most votes with 350 ballots in her favour (25.3 per cent of the total vote).

Joe Elworthy rounds out the four-seat council, and tallied 308 votes (22.2 per cent), according to Belcarra's unofficial results page.