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Nine candidates vying for six council seats in Vanderhoof

Two mayoral candidates each in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake

As of 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, there are two mayoral candidates and nine candidates for council in the District of Vanderhoof.

Incumbent Mayor Gerry Thiessen will be running against Justus Benckhuysen for the mayor’s seat on Oct. 20.

Meanwhile, incumbent district councillors Brian Frenkel (who was recently elected the third vice-president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities), Steve Little, Kevin Moutray, John Murphy, and Ken Young are all running for re-election.

New candidates for council in the District of Vanderhoof include Cyndi Lauze, Spencer Siemens, Roy Spooner, and Leroy Vossler.

There are approximately 3,104 eligible voters in the district and there are six council seats available.

In Fraser Lake, there are two mayoral candidates and five candidates for council.

Incumbent Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom will be running against Sarrah Storey in the election.

There is only one councillor, Craig Lepoidevin, running for re-election in Fraser Lake, against four new candidates. These candidates include Audrey Fennema, Darrel Holland, Joe Jenkinson, and Kim Watt-Senner.

There are four council seats available in this election, with approximately 742 eligible voters in the area.

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