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 Name Last Name Initial Gender SD Area Represented Acclaimed Votes Elected
Rob Hutchins R M At Large 6699 YES
Joe Thorne P. M At Large 5348 YES
Candace Spilsbury B F At Large 5334 YES
Randy Doman Harvinder M At Large 4975 YES
Cathy Schmidt M F At Large 4938 YES
Barb de Groot Diane F At Large 4791 YES
Elizabeth Croft F At Large 4090 YES
Keith Chicquen G M At Large 3796
Deb Foster Frances F At Large 3648
Kayla Barrett M F At Large 3536
Connie Buckner Marie F At Large 3314
Roger Chin Stephen M At Large 3088
Joanne de Lure Joanne F At Large 2899
Dana Arthurs A F At Large 2821
Amy Matamba Elizabeth F At Large 2532
Ellen Oxman T F At Large 2428
Amrik Prihar S. M At Large 0
 

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 Name Last Name Initial Gender SD Area Represented Acclaimed Votes Elected
Stephanie Higginson F At Large 9545 YES
Scott Kimler M At Large 8490 YES
Jeff Solomon M At Large 7463 YES
Steve Rae M At Large 7270 YES
Natasha Bob F At Large 7243 YES
Tania Brzovic A F At Large 7020 YES
Noah Routley M At Large 6564 YES
Jamie Brennan M At Large 6275 YES
Bill Robinson M At Large