Another elected official has thrown her hat into the ring for the upcoming 2022 general election.
At the July 20 Sechelt council meeting, Brenda Rowe announced she plans to run again “in an effort to not be known as a has-been.”
Rowe is currently serving her first term on council, after being elected in 2018.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure spending these past four years with all of my council family and getting to know staff. I think we built a really strong foundation, I think we’ve changed some culture, and I want to keep building on that,” she said. “Things are starting to just move in the right direction, I think. Yeah, we have tons of challenges and still lots of work to do.”
“Thank you and welcome to the race,” Siegers said.
With her announcement, Rowe joins at least two of her colleagues in the race. Mayor Darnelda Siegers and Coun. Alton Toth have both publicly stated they will be seeking re-election. Coun. Matt McLean said his name will not be on the ballot this fall, as he plans to relocate and complete his masters at the University of Victoria.
During the July 20 meeting, Siegers and Toth said they have heard from people in the community who are interested in running for office. In his report to council, Toth said he is “happy to talk to anyone who’s curious and [it] doesn’t matter if you agree with me or hate me or what, I think it’s important that anybody looking to put their name forward knows what they’re getting into.”
The general election will be on Oct. 15 in B.C. Seats at the Town of Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District and Sunshine Coast School Board will all be up for grabs.