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Candidates compete in local elections

Two mayors and ten councillors are competing in the District of Houston elections mid-November.

Two mayors and ten councillors are competing in the District of Houston elections mid-November.

Interim Chief Election Officer Linda Poznikoff declared the following people as candidates this fall.

In a race for Houston mayor are Bill Holmberg and Shane Brienen.

Running to fill the six councillor positions  are Tim Anderson, Colleen Ettinger, Rick Lundrigan, Toni McKilligan, Dawn Potvin, Nick Powell, John Siebenga, Craig Stoltenberg, Tom Stringfellow and Jonathan Van Barneveld.

Only two are running to fill the two school trustee positions. Les Kearns is running again along with Jennifer Williams.

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako returning officer Cheryl Anderson says there are three running for the position as Director of the Houston rural area for the Regional District of Bulkey-Nechako.

The three RDBN candidates are Rob Newell, Frances Teer, and Sheryl Yaremco.

The advance poll is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5 at the District of Houston office.

Regular elections are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 at the Houston Community Hall.

Poznikoff notes that all candidates have the opportunity to withdraw their names by this Friday, Oct. 17.