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Four candidates vying for vacant seat in upcoming school trustee byelection in Chilliwack

Application period now closed, general voting day Feb. 13
Clockwise from top left: Carin Bondar, Brian VanGarderen, Richard Procee and Adam Suleman are the four candidates for the Feb. 13 byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack.

There are four candidates to choose from in the upcoming Chilliwack School Board byelection for school trustee.

The deadline to submit an application was 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. The nomination period was officially closed and the final candidate list was announced that day by Jacqueline A. Morgan, Chief Election Officer for the City of Chilliwack.

Candidates (in alphabetical order) for the offices of school trustee for Chilliwack School District No. 33 and Trustee Electoral Area Fraser Valley Regional District D, E and H are:

Carin Bondar

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Richard Procee

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Adam Suleman

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Brian VanGarderen

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The byelection will be held on Feb. 13 and the winner will fill the seat left vacant by Dan Coulter following the provincial election. Coulter is now the Chilliwack MLA.

General voting day is Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre (45530 Spadina Ave.) and Chilliwack Heritage Park (44140 Luckakuck Way).

Advance voting days are: Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre; Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place at the voting locations, including: physical distancing, plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizing stations, mandatory masks, and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, voting stations and pens/pencils.


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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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