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."
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