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POCO: Three more years for Moore

Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore will keep his job after decisively defeating challengers Patrick Alambets and William Issa during Saturday night's civic election.

Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore will keep his job after decisively defeating challengers Patrick Alambets and William Issa during Saturday night's civic election.

The results showed Moore leading in every poll with a total of 5,827 votes, followed by Issa with 1,691 and Alambets with 310.

"I am honoured by the support I received," Moore told The Tri-City News shortly after the results were posted to the city website. "I am looking forward to having a couple of good nights sleep because I haven't had one in a while."

The election results, he said, validated his and council's work and are an endorsement of his platform for the upcoming term.

Moore added that he and council will take much of what they heard on the doorsteps during the campaign to formulate their plans for the next three years.

But while most incumbents held on to their seats on Saturday, there will be one new face on council when the new term begins.

Dean Washington edged Coun. Sherry Carroll for the sixth and final spot with 2,802 votes to her 2,657. Carroll's loss means there will be no female representation on the next council.

"I feel bad for Sherry," Moore said. "She was probably one of our hardest working city councillors. She spent a lot of time going to events and participating at city hall."

There is a steep learning curve for new councillors in any municipality but Moore said he and council will work with their new colleague Washington to help ease his transition.

"I look forward to working with him," Moore said. "My first priority is to meet with him and help him get up to speed."

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

THE RESULTS

Mayor - one to be elected

Greg Moore - 5,827

William Issa - 1,691

Patric Alambets - 310

Councillor - six to be selected

Brad West -5,219

Darrell Penner -4,493

Mike Forrest -4,219

Glenn Pollock - 3,718

Michael Wright -3,361

Dean Washington - 2,802

Sherry Carroll -2,657

Michael Thomas -2,385

Darin Nielsen -2,323

Jamie Arden -1,539

Lih-Ming Tam -1,505

Todd Delaurier -1,341

Chris Carr -1,286

Ron McKinnon -1,065

Derek Kootte -970

Eric Hirvonen - 738

Leigh Morrison - 638

Les Robson -536