The Cowichan Valley’s first elected School Board since the province dismissed the previous Board in 2012 will include former Chair Candace Spilsbury and several members of her “Students First” team: Barb De Groot, Cathy Schmidt (also former Trustees) as well as Joe Thorne.

Another team, calling itself “Your Four”, made up of former trustees Deb Foster and Ellen Oxman along with Kayla Barrett and Connie Buckner was shut out.

(Data courtesy Civic Info BC)

School District Trustee Candidate(s)
First NameLast NameInitialGenderSD Area RepresentedAcclaimedVotesElected
RobHutchinsRMAt Large6699YES
JoeThorneP.MAt Large5348YES
CandaceSpilsburyBFAt Large5334YES
RandyDomanHarvinderMAt Large4975YES
CathySchmidtMFAt Large4938YES
Barbde GrootDianeFAt Large4791YES
ElizabethCroftFAt Large4090YES
KeithChicquenGMAt Large3796
DebFosterFrancesFAt Large3648
KaylaBarrettMFAt Large3536
ConnieBucknerMarieFAt Large3314
RogerChinStephenMAt Large3088
Joannede LureJoanneFAt Large2899
DanaArthursAFAt Large2821
AmyMatambaElizabethFAt Large2532
EllenOxmanTFAt Large2428
AmrikPriharS.MAt Large0
 

Several incumbents are out, including Chair Dot Neary, after Saturday night’s elections in School District 68.  Winning seats at the table were “Save Cedar Schools” advocates Steve Rae, Scott Kimler and Stephanie Higginson.  Community advocate, and founding head of the Colliery Dam Park Preservation Society, Jeff Solomon has also been elected

(Data courtesy Civic Info BC)

School District Trustee Candidate(s)
First NameLast NameInitialGenderSD Area RepresentedAcclaimedVotesElected
StephanieHigginsonFAt Large9545YES
ScottKimlerMAt Large8490YES
JeffSolomonMAt Large7463YES
SteveRaeMAt Large7270YES
NatashaBobFAt Large7243YES
TaniaBrzovicAFAt Large7020YES
NoahRoutleyMAt Large6564YES
JamieBrennanMAt Large6275YES
BillRobinsonMAt Large