2018 Saanich Municipal Election

Candidates for Mayor
Candidates for Council - 8 to be elected
* running for CRD director as well

Dean Murdoch, Vicki Sanders, and Leif Wergeland will not be running for re-election

Past Election Results
2017 2014 2011 2008 2005 2002 2001 1999 1996 1993

Vibrant Victoria discussion about the election

United for Saanich shares a financial agent with Marg Gardiner a Victoria council candidate.

All Candidate Meetings 
  • Thursday, September 20, 7 pm. to 9 pm Location:  Arts Caliber Academy (formerly Gordon Head United Church) 4201 Tyndall Avenue
  • Wednesday, September 26, 7 pm. to 9 pm.Location:  Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road
  • Tuesday, October 2, 7 pm. to 9 pm.Location:  Claremont Secondary School (Theatre), 4980 Wesley Road
  • Wednesday, October 3, 7 pm. to 9 pm.Location:  Prospect Lake District Community Association, 5358 Sparton Road
  • Thursday, October 4, 7 pm. to 9 pm.Location:  Garth Homer, 813 Darwin Avenue
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2 pm to 4 pm Location:  Church of the Nazarene, 4277 Quadra Street
2017 By-Election Results:
The by-election was held September 23rd 2017 to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Vic Derman
  1. Karen Harper      2,340
  2. Rebecca Merserau  2,238 (ran in 2014 coming 9th of 13)
  3. Nathalie Chambers 1,856
  4. Michael Geoghegan   863
  5. Ned Taylor          597
  6. Rob Wickson         577 (ran in 2011 coming 9th out of 12, and in 2008 9th of 11)
  7. Shawn Newby         465 (ran in 2014 coming 11th of 13)
  8. Marsha Henderson    344 (ran in 2014 coming 13th of 13)
  9. Keith Davidoff      163
  10. Art Pollard          83
Total vote 9,526 of 83,559 which is a turnout of 11.40%

2014 Saanich Election Results

28,517 out of 80.986 voted for a turnout of 35.2%

Mayor
  1. Richard Atwell 14,178
  2. Frank Leonard  13,152 (+2,001) incumbent
  3. David Shebib      482
Council - 8 to be elected
  1. Dean Murdock      14,781 (+2,882) incumbent
  2. Colin Plant       14,778
  3. Susan Brice       14,182   (+635) incumbent
  4. Vic Derman        14,046 (+1,619) incumbent
  5. Fred Haynes       13,492
  6. Judy Brownoff     13,162    (-46) incumbent
  7. Vicki Sanders     13,002   (+644) incumbent
  8. Lief Wergeland    12,107   (+367) incumbent
  9. Rebecca Mersereau 12,077
  10. Paul Gerrard      11,488   (+807) incumbent
  11. Shawn Newby       11,167
  12. Nichola Wade      11,066 (+1,629) incumbent
  13. Marsha Henderson  10,416
Referendum
Do you support Council initiating a community-based review of the governance structure and policies within Saanich and our partnerships within the Region?
Yes 21,437 
No   2,780

CRD Director

  1. Susan Brice 10,796 (-211)
  2. Colin Plant 9,419
  3. Vic Derman 9,234 (+830)
  4. Judy Brownoff 8,493 (-1,159)
  5. Dean Murdock 8,339 (+1,601)
  6. Fred Haynes 8,324
  7. Lief Wergeland 7.958 (+58)
  8. Vicki Sanders 6,608 (-345)
  9. Paul Gerrard 6,254 (+573)
  10. Shawn Newby 6.099
  11. Marsha Henderson 5,239
  12. Nichola Wade 5,199 (+425)
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