Ron Browne (left) congratulates councillor Stewart McLean on election night at the Best Western on Saturday. It was a tight race between the two as McLean got 117 votes more than Browne.

Ron Browne (left) congratulates councillor Stewart McLean on election night at the Best Western on Saturday. It was a tight race between the two as McLean got 117 votes more than Browne.

UPDATE: Few new faces in Chilliwack civic vote

There will be few new faces on city council or the school board as Chilliwack voters returned most of the incumbents Saturday.

There will be few new faces on city council or the school board as Chilliwack voters returned most of the incumbents Saturday.

On council Ken Popove and Jason Lum will join incumbents Chuck Stam (who received the most votes), Ken Huttema, Sue Attrill and Stewart McLean.

Ron Browne finished just outside the cut, earning 117 fewer votes than McLean.

The two new councillors replace Pat Clark, who chose not to seek re-election, and Diane Janzen, who stepped down to run under the Liberal banner in the last federal election.

Sharon Gaetz, who went unchallenged in this election, returns as mayor.

On school board, two new names have been added. Walt Krahn secured the most votes to lead the field, with Barry Neufeld – returning to the board after a one-term absence – finishing with the second highest tally.

The two were followed by incumbents Silvia Dyck, Martha Wiens, Louise Piper, Heather Maahs and Doug McKay.

Krahn and Neufeld replace incumbent Darlene Wahlstrom, the only incumbent not to be re-elected, and John-Henry Harter, who chose not to seek re-election.

Owen Skonberg secured the most votes of those running for the Cultus Lake Park Board. He was followed by Bob McCrea, Carlton Toews, Sacha Peter and Malcolm Shanks.

Here are the unofficial results:

Council

1 *  STAM, Chuck     5,386

2 *  POPOVE, Ken     4,876

3  * LUM, Jason     4,423

4 * HUTTEMA, Ken     4,136

5 * ATTRILL, Sue     3,997

6 * McLEAN, Stewart     3,140

7 BROWNE, Ron     2,941

8 CURRIE, Brenda     2,358

9 HARRINGTON, Dick     2,206

10 GOOSEN, Gerry     1,677

11 KORNELSEN, Gord     1,536

12 BRUCE, Phill     1,186

13 WEDEL, Ron     1,040

14 NOSKO, Mitchell     927

15 BRITTON, Mike     812

16 CARMICHAEL, Ian B.     546

17 GLASSEL, Garth     418

18 EROS, Chad     397

19 STELMASCHUK, Rob     329

20 MYERS, Roger Alan     179

 

Trustee

1 * KRAHN, Walt     3,923

2 *  NEUFELD, Barry     3,505

3 * DYCK, Silvia     3,406

4 * WIENS, Martha     3,122

5 * PIPER, Louise     2,904

6 * MAAHS, Heather     2,777

7 * MCKAY, Doug     2,504

8 COULTER, Dan     2,120

9 SCHMIDT, Harold     1,924

10 BRANDRETH, Kirsten     1,705

11 JARVIS, Karen     1,562

12 TOMPKE, Vern     1,369

13 REDEKOP, Nicki     1,307

14 LAWRASON, Brett     971

15 BASS, Jack Alexander     929

16 DAVIS, Don     919

17 BROWN, Tammy     888

18 RUSSELL, David J.     869

19 WAHLSTROM, Darlene     850

20 CONWAY, Karen     808

21 HAGERMAN, Joey     804

22 STOLLINGS, Audrey     782

23 MITCHELL, Les     593

24 WHITLEY, Neil Robert     261

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