With the October 20th municipal elections quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to brush up on the candidates and platforms in your area.

To help make the research on Greater Victoria’s democratic process easier, we’ve compiled a list of the mayoral and councillor candidates for all 12 municipalities on Southern Vancouver Island that will be holding elections this year.

The list also includes the candidates’ personal websites or social media pages which highlight their campaign platforms and points of interest.

Don’t forget that advanced voting day is tomorrow, October 10th, for those who are eager to do their civic duty!

Also stay tuned to Victoria Buzz on October 20th for breaking coverage on the elections.

The list of mayoral and councillor candidates for Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Central Saanich, View Royal, Langford, Colwood, North Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Esquimalt, and Metchosin are below.

Victoria

Mayoral Candidates (10)

Councillor Candidates (29 candidates running for 8 positions)

Saanich

Mayoral Candidates (4)

Councillor Candidates (18 candidates running for 8 positions)

Oak Bay

Mayoral Candidates (2)

Councillor Candidates (10 candidates running for 6 positions)

Central Saanich

Mayoral Candidates (1)

Councillor Candidates (9 running for 6 positions)

View Royal

Mayoral Candidate (1)

Councillor Candidates (6 people running for 4 positions)

Langford

Mayoral Candidates (2)

Councillor Candidates (7 people running for 6 positions)

Colwood

Mayoral Candidates (2)

Councillor Candidates (11 people running for 6 positions)

North Saanich

Mayoral Candidates (2)

Councillor Candidates (6 people elected by acclamation for 6 positions)

  • Joscelyn Barnard
  • Heather Gartshore  
  • Jack McClintock
  • Brett Smyth
  • Celia Stock
  • Murray Wiesenberger

Sidney

Mayoral Candidates (2)

Councillor Candidates (11 people running for 6 positions)

Sooke

Mayoral Candidates (3)

Councillor Candidates (13 people running for 6 positions)

Esquimalt

Mayoral Candidates (2)

Councillor Candidates (10 people running for 6 positions)

Metchosin

Mayoral Candidates (1)

Councillor Candidates (8 people running for 4 positions)

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