LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS: And they're off!
Candidates are declared for the upcoming local government elections with a selection of people running in every area.
All candidates meetings will give everyone the opportunity to feel out the different nominees in the next month. In Grand Forks the all candidates meeting for council and mayors will take place Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the GFSS auditorium at 7:00 p.m. For area D candidates the meeting is in the same location, GFSS auditorium, on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:15 p.m. And the contenders are: Grand Forks Mayor: Brian Taylor, incumbent; Christine Thompson; and Ann Gordon Grand Forks Council (6 seats): Cher Wyers (incumbent); Joy Davies (incumbent); Michael Wirischagin (incumbent); Everett Baker; Jocelyn Cowie; Lorraine Dick; Zak Eburne-Stoodley; Bob Kendel; Neil Krog; Patrick O’Doherty; Bob Smith and Gary Smith Greenwood Mayor: Jim Nathorst; and Nipper Kettle Greenwood Council (4 seats): Angie Phelps (incumbent); Christopher Stevenson (incumbent); Darla Ashton; Lee Cudworth; Chris Fieber; Ray Harrison; Colleen Lang; Faye Tarashita; Barry Noll Midway Mayor: Randy Kappes by acclamation Midway Councillors (4 seats): Dunsdon, Dick (incumbent); Rotvold, Marguerite (incumbent); Lehmann, Earl; Schierbeck, Gary (incumbent); Robinson, Chris; Fromme, Martin (incumbent); Booth, Evelyn; Coburn, John; Metcalf, Darrin Area C: Grace McGregor (incumbent) wins by acclamation. Area D: Irene Perepolkin (incumbent); Brian Johnson; Dave Johnson; Ken Johnston; and Teresa Taylor Area E: Bill Baird (incumbent); and Christopher Stevenson School District 51 Trustees: Christina Lake (Area C): Sally Garcelon (incumbent); and Cindy Strukoff Grand Forks (two seats): Teresa Rezansoff (incumbent); Ken Harshenin (incumbent); and David Grootjes Grand Forks Rural (Area D): John Malloff (incumbent); and David Reid Kettle Valley East: Cathy Riddle (incumbent); and Deborah Baker Kettle Valley West: Vicki Gee (incumbent) – acclaimed. Kettle Valley North: Rose Zitko – acclaimed.