ELECTION NIGHT: Strong night for incumbent councillors

Tim Lavery tops the polls in race for seat on Salmon Arm council

Tim Lavery is both pleased and humble to have received strong support from the community to serve as city councillor for another four years.

The Salmon Arm council incumbent topped the polls Saturday night, with the unofficial tally showing him receiving 3,358 votes or 58.8 per cent of the vote.

“It’s really residents investing their confidence and trust in me in the vote,” said Lavery. “I’m really appreciative of that. It’s very humbling for that.”

Incumbent Chad Eliason was next in line, earning 3,158 votes or 55.3 per cent of the vote. Fellow incumbent Kevin Flynn followed, with 3,083 or 54 per cent.

Debbie Cannon, who served on city council prior to 2014, was voted back on council with 2,827 votes or 49.5 per cent. Incumbent Louise Wallace Richmond will also be back with 2,758 votes or 48.3 per cent.

Related: ELECTION NIGHT: Mayor-elect Alan Harrison expresses gratitude

Rounding off the next council is Sylvia Lindgren, who received 1,856 votes or 32.5 per cent.

Flynn was elated with the results, for the mayor elect, Alan Harrison, the underpass and the new council.

“’I’ve never felt better,” said Flynn. “They’ve elected the leader that we need for our future. I’m so happy to be back with the best council I’ve worked with, to be back with Debbie Cannon who I’ve worked with before, and I’m looking forward to be working with Sylvia Lindgren. This is a great group to lead us into the future and I’m so happy the underpass passed with flying colours.”

For Lindgren, the win was cause for both shock and excitement.

I think as a candidate, you get prepared for losing but you don’t prepare yourself for winning – I think I am going to wake up tomorrow and still be in shock a little bit,” she said, expressing her gratitude and appreciation for her fellow Prosperity 4 Salmon Arm council candidates – Mary-Louise McCausland and Chris Meikle, as well as the group’s mayoral candidate Jim Kimmerly.

“It’s a shame we couldn’t be elected to the same council, but maybe next time,” said Lindgren.


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Louise Wallace Richmond experiences a moment of shock and joy learning she’s been re-elected. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

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