South Okanagan election results

Unlike the shakeups in other parts of the province, it seems communities in the South Okanagan have chosen to hang on to their mayors.

Unlike the shakeups in other parts of the province, it seems communities in the South Okanagan have chosen to hang on to their mayors.

Penticton’s Mayor Dan Ashton will be returning as will Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino, who was unchallenged in her re-election bid.

And in Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells garnered 1,262 votes, well ahead of Ray Vandenberg, who collected 310 votes. In Oliver, with 941 votes Ron Hovanes is back in the mayor’s seat once more, ousting incumbent mayor Patrick Hampson, with 612 votes.

In Keremeos, longtime mayor Walter Despot, who chose not to run for re-election, will be replaced by Manfred Bauer who, with 399 votes, more than tripled Glenn Goguen’s 125 votes.

Based on the early election results, here are the new mayors and councils in the South Okanagan.


Summerland Mayor

Janice Perrino (Acclaimed)

Summerland Council

Orv Robson (1861)

Martin Van Alphen (1675)

Robert Hacking (1586)

Bruce Hallquist (1522)

Peter Waterman (1365)

Lloyd Christopherson (1298)


Oliver Mayor

Ronald Hovanes (941)

Oliver Council

Rick Machial (WATER)

Andre Miller (WATER)

Linda Larson (969)

David Mattes (958)

Jack Bennest (893)

Maureen Doerr (890)


Osoyoos Mayor

Stu Wells (1262)

Osoyoos Council

Claude Moreira (WATER)

Tony Laranjo (WATER)

Sue McKortoff (1077)

Mike Plante (973)

CJ Rhodes (748)

Michael Ryan (685)


Keremeos Mayor

Manfred Bauer (399)

Keremeos Council

Jeremy Evans (403)

Gary Thielmann (351)

Arlene Arlow (337)

Charlene Cowling (317)


Penticton Mayor

Dan Ashton (3124)

Penticton Council

Garry Litke (4340)

Helena Konanz (3737)

Andrew Jakubeit (3664)

Judy Sentes (3303)

Wesley Hopkin (3233)

John Vassilaki (3216)


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