Thursday, September 01, 2011

Longest Servicing City of Victoria Councilors

I was looking though some old elections in the City and wondered who were the longest serving Victoria City councilor/aldermen - time as mayor not counted.   Here is the list of all of them that have served 15 or more years:

  • Geoff Young 23 years - 1984-99, 2006 to current
  • Pam Madoff 18 years - 1994-current
  • Robert Dewar 17 years - 1920-37
  • J.A. Worthington 17 years - 1928-45
  • Helen Hughes 16 years - 1991-2006
  • William Fullerton 15 years - 1905-11, 1913-17, 1919-21

Interestingly the two longest serving councilors in the 149 year history of the City of Victoria are currently on the council.  Three of the longest serving councilors were all on the same council from 1994 to 1999.

Longest Serving Mayors:

  • Alan Lowe 9 years - 1999 to 2008 (also 6 years on council)
  • Andrew McGavin 8 years - 1936-44 (4 years on council)
  • Peter Pollen 8 years - 1971-1975, 1981-85 (2 years on council)
  • George Percy 7 years - 1944-51 (3 years on council)


I am honestly surprised to not see any longer tenures as mayor.   Even if their council time is added to their tenure as mayor, only one of them reaches 15 years.   Meanwhile in Saanich Frank Leonard has been mayor for 15 years now.
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