Nominations for Salmon Arm city council closed Friday, giving the electorate a large selection of candidates from which to choose.
Eighteen people are running for the six positions on city council, while three are vying for the mayor’s position. Seeking the mayor’s seat are Nancy Cooper, incumbent councillor Kevin Flynn and Ronald Telfer.
Councillor candidates are, in alphabetical order: Ted Bacigalupo who is also vying to represent Area C – South Shuswap; Warren Bell; incumbent Debbie Cannon; incumbent Chad Eliason; incumbent Alan Harrison; Lynne Hawrys; Glenn Hill; incumbent Ivan Idzan; incumbent Ken Jamieson; Marg Kentel; Jim Kimmerly; Tim Lavery; John Lund; Skylar Plourde; Denise Reimer; Tom Sakamoto; Louise Wallace Richmond and Thomas Welsh.
Candidates for the office of electoral area director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are, for Area C – South Shuswap: Dan Adrian; incumbent Ted Bacigalupo; and Robyn King.
For Area D – Falkland/Silver Creek/Ranchero: Julie Stuart; incumbent Rene Talbot.
For Area F – North Shuswap: David Gordon Baxter; Larry Morgan; and Terry White.
In the race for school trustee in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District, three candidates are vying for two Salmon Arm positions: Marcel Bedard; incumbent Bobbi Johnson and incumbent Michel Saab.
In a two-way race for the one Carlin/Sorrento seat are: incumbent Lisa Rolland and Ray Wedge.
Holly Overgaard has been acclaimed for the one North Shuswap position.
In Falkland/Deep Creek/Ranchero, there’s a two-way race for one seat between Debbie Evans and Gina Johnny.
Residents will get the opportunity to hear from City of Salmon Arm council and mayoral candidates at an all-candidates forum to be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at the SASCU Recreation Centre.
Municipal elections for all positions will take place Nov. 19.