Election 2014: Penticton sees record number of candidates

City of Penticton: In the Nov. 15 election, Penticton voters will have to choose from 28 candidates for mayor and council

There are going to be a lot of choices for Penticton voters to make on the municipal election day, Nov. 15.

As the nomination period came to a close on Oct. 10, three people had declared they were running for mayor: John Vassilaki, a 12-year veteran of council; Andrew Jakubeit, in his second year on council; and Jukka Laurio, who ran for mayor in 2011, but withdrew after his criminal record became public knowledge.

But the race for the six council seats is where there are really some choices. Twenty-five community members came forward to run for the six council seats, beating out 2011 by a large margin, when 19 candidates ran for mayor and council.

Check out our coverage of the candidates at http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/municipalelection/candidate/?electionregion=