Popove elected mayor in Chilliwack

Gaetz second, Waddington third; new faces on city council

There will be a new mayor in Chilliwack, and new faces around the council table and on Chilliwack school board.

Two-time former city councillor Ken Popove emerged the winner of a hotly contested race, beating incumbent mayor Sharon Gaetz and fellow councillor Sam Waddington to secure the win.

Dave Rowan and Brigida Crosbie followed a distant fourth and fifth respectively.

On council, incumbents Jason Lum, Chris Kloot and Sue Attrill retained their seats.

They’ll be joined by newcomers Bud Mercer, Jeff Shields and Harv Westeringh.

Unofficial Results:

Mayor:

1 POPOVE, Ken, 8,432

2 GAETZ, Sharon, 7,426

3 WADDINGTON, Sam, 6,988

4 ROWAN, Dave, 775

5 CROSBIE, Brigida, 409

Council:

LUM, Jason 15,604

KLOOT, Chris 13,298

MERCER, Bud 12,053

SHIELDS, Jeff 10,857

ATTRILL, Sue 10,113

WESTERINGH, Harv 8,745

DE JAEGER, Louis 7,931

CROSS, Terry 6,310

MACAHONIC, Patti 6,227

MATHIES, Sandy 5,677

SOUTAR, Debora 5,342

MORRY, Lisa 4,676

SMITH, Ken 3,386

HULL, Cameron 2,547

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