A new, but familiar face, is in the Sechelt mayor’s seat following the 2022 Municipal elections.
John Henderson was elected mayor for the new term to the position that he held from 2011-2014. He beat incumbent Darnelda Siegers by almost 400 votes.
“I’m honoured and humbled to win and to get a mandate from the community to help make a better Sechelt,” says Henderson.
Before the election, Henderson said his biggest regret from his time in office was not having the four-year term that had been implemented since. Now he gets his chance at a four-year term.
During this term he says his three biggest priorities will be water, housing, and safety.
“We’ve got a great opportunity for Sechelt to be even better,” says Henderson. “We get the chance to build on the foundation from our last council who worked very hard on a number of issues. What I’m hoping is that the community will focus on solutions, focus on being positive, and let’s work together to build – as I say – a better Sechelt.”
His council is made up of two incumbents (Alton Toth and Brenda Rowe), one former member of council (Darren Inkster), and three other who are new to Sechelt politics (Donna Bell, Adam Shepherd, and Dianne McLauchlan).
SECHELT ELECTION RESULTS:
Ballots Cast: 2,945
Estimated Voter Turnout: 30.67%
ELECTED: John Henderson – 1,396 votes (47.4%)
Darnelda Siegers – 1,008 votes (34.2%) Incumbent
Allan Holt – 678 votes (23%)
Jeri Patterson – 346 votes (11.7%)
ELECTED: Alton Toth – 2,100 votes (71.3%)
ELECTED: Brenda Rowe – 1,775 votes (60.3%)
ELECTED: Donna Bell – 1,558 votes (52.9%)
ELECTED: Darren Inkster – 1,518 votes (51.5%)
ELECTED: Adam Shepherd – 1,494 votes (50.7%)
ELECTED: Dianne McLauchlan – 1,370 votes (46.5%)
Cheryl Chang – 1,297 votes (44%)
Warren Allan – 1,275 votes (43.3%)
Christopher Moore – 1,246 votes (42.3%)
Thomas Bramble – 1,191 votes (40.4%)
Tim Horner – 990 votes (33.6%)
Micky Argiropoulos – 932 votes (31.6%)
Anna Jade Chen – 573 votes (19.5%)