Acclaimed Mayor Sharon Gaetz was the only one to file nomination papers by the 4 p.m. deadline

No race for the mayor’s chair in Chilliwack

Acclaimed Mayor Sharon Gaetz was the only one to file nomination papers by the 4 p.m. deadline, city officials said Friday afternoon.

No one is contesting the mayoralty race in Chilliwack.

Acclaimed mayor Sharon Gaetz was the sole candidate for mayor to file nomination papers by the 4 p.m. deadline, city officials said Friday afternoon.

“I’m thrilled,” said Gaetz. “I hope it means people think I’ve represented them well and that we’ve done a good job.”

The strength of the past three-year term was in council’s ability to remain “non-partisan” while conducting city business.

“We don’t have slates or parties as they do in some larger cities,” she said. “So it attracts savvy people who have the community in mind. We don’t always agree, but we keep talking and we work as a team.”

She hopes anyone who gets elected on Nov. 19 will continue this trend, and to respect the diversity of opinions.

There are a total of 20 candidates are vying for for a councillor seat on council, while 24 are seeking election as school trustees.

“People have a wonderful opportunity to choose from a large number of candidates this election,” she said. “It shows our community is engaged.”

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