Election 2014: Interest high in Chase election

Village of Chase: The Chase municipal race is up to an even dozen.

  • Oct. 15, 2014 8:00 p.m.

The Chase municipal race is up to an even dozen.

Three candidates are running for mayor, while nine candidates are vying for the four councillor positions.

Seeking the mayor’s chair are incumbent councillor Rick Berrigan, former mayor Harry Danyluk and newcomer Jocelyn Nash.

Incumbent mayor Ron Anderson is not seeking re-election.

The nine candidates aiming for a councillor spot are: incumbents David Crowe, David Lepsoe and Steven Scott; Diane Overton who served prior to 2011; as well as Val Donnelly, Nancy Egely, Carman Lynch, Ali Maki and Don Price.

The mayor of Chase will represent the village on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board.

As for the board of education, just one person has put forward their name for trustee for School District #73 for areas L & P Rivers and the Peaks, Village of Chase and Mountain Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks – incumbent Denise Harper.

The Chase & District Chamber of Commerce will host an All Candidates Forum to be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Chase Community Hall. The public is asked to bring their written questions for the  moderator.

Citizens may vote in a municipal election in B.C. as a resident elector if they: • are a Canadian citizen; • are 18 years of age or more on general voting day; • have lived in B.C. for at least six months before they register to vote; and • have lived in the municipality, regional district or school district where they wish to vote for 30 days or more before they  register to vote.

Election day is Saturday, Nov. 15.