Election Results

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Here is my take on a few

Penticton...Man Jakubeit really bit it hard....no surprise...that waterslide and other stuff did him in...but to come in third?

Peachland..that was close

Westbank...Finally Rosalind "no" Neis is gone thank you to whoever voted for Jason Friesen.

Lake Country...James Baker...too bad

Kelowna...well didnt matter who you voted for...it was all money...
**Disclaimer: The above statement is in my OPINION only.
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Well I just checked my mail and my cheque was in it. Did everyone else get theirs? If not it’ll probably arrive shortly. 18000 cheques is a lot to write out so give it time.
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WalterWhite wrote:Biggest surprise for me is Maxine Dehart leading all councilors with votes - *bleep* Kelowna? How she retained her seat is beyond me. Most useless councilor since - ever. Popularity contest at it's finest/worst.


I presume the recent articles from the media have given her a boost. Like that breakfast fundraiser or whatever she did a few short days ago. People have short term memory. Maxine seems like a nice lady however I agree in that as a councillor she really isn't adding much value to the discussion or in knowledge. I feel like she continues there because retirement would be too boring for her. So basically Gord Lovegrove, an academic with specialization in urban studies and civil engineering (Phd), finished 9th and did not get a seat in council. Well, it is democracy so nothing left but to accept the results.
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Same Mayor.
Same Council.
I don’t believe this had anything to do with money really. I believe this had to do with people voting for names on a piece of paper that were familiar to them. This election result was about people being too lazy to do even the smallest measure of research on candidates before they voted.
It’s not a ringing endorsement of past leadership; it’s a pathetic reflection of our electorate.
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I agree with Mark ^^^.
It was the electorate's complacency with familiarity that voted these unqualified people in, in spite of qualified choices.

Like lemmings over a cliff.
It was almost predictable.
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Agree with Mark and BPEEP . Apathy at its finest .
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Not many I voted for got in. BUT. I voted. So did the rest of my family. It is good to exercise choice, and I'm glad that we can.
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Unfortunately, in today's world, the democratic process ends the moment the vote is cast.
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Faraday wrote:I feel sorry for Kelowna!! Same team :( Glad we left when we did!! :-X


Makes me glad West Kelowna incorporated. I am hopeful with the new council. Was hoping Mr. Sockswithsanadals would have been shelved. But at least he’s not at the helm and we have a few fresh faces on there.
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Numbers seem low so guess a lot didn't vote
I too am surprised about Max getting in, Walter and his pals would have moved mountains to get Colin in again
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Scrobins94 wrote:
WalterWhite wrote:Biggest surprise for me is Maxine Dehart leading all councilors with votes - *bleep* Kelowna? How she retained her seat is beyond me. Most useless councilor since - ever. Popularity contest at it's finest/worst.


I presume the recent articles from the media have given her a boost. Like that breakfast fundraiser or whatever she did a few short days ago. People have short term memory. Maxine seems like a nice lady however I agree in that as a councillor she really isn't adding much value to the discussion or in knowledge. I feel like she continues there because retirement would be too boring for her. So basically Gord Lovegrove, an academic with specialization in urban studies and civil engineering (Phd), finished 9th and did not get a seat in council. Well, it is democracy so nothing left but to accept the results.


Thank goodness Lovegrove did not get in. He seems to be a know it all micro-manager. No doubt he wishes he could be mayor.
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WalterWhite wrote:Biggest surprise for me is Maxine Dehart leading all councilors with votes - *bleep* Kelowna? How she retained her seat is beyond me. Most useless councilor since - ever. Popularity contest at it's finest/worst.


My sources in the know say that she and at least one other Councillor don't have a clue on many things brought to a vote. They do little or no research and even when they do they just don't understand but vote anyway.

Sad but true.
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As Ron Seymour stated in his column:

Remember, next Saturday you do not have to vote for eight councillors. In fact, doing so could reduce the chance of those you really would like to see elected of winning office. That's because votes you spread around on other candidates, who you may or may not really know anything about, effectively count against your preferred choices.


The votes are in and while I am not happy Colin Basran won again, it is what it is, and not surprising.

I think Dyas of all the comers had the best chance of defeating him but when he started to sling mud I think that might have brought him down several pegs in his possible supporters eyes. Shewe - a mystery really why he even ran and I think his low showing was evidence that others thought so too. If he had been more present and showed any actual desire to be Mayor I think he could have fared well. For me, I kept waiting for him to talk but it almost seemed like he was being coerced into doing something he didn't want to do. He was invisible....I would have liked to see more enthusiasm showing he actually wanted the job - I thought he had similar concerns to mine - when he did come out of the shadows. Kennedy, very personable and I think seemed like a fun-loving guy but maybe not quite grounded enough for the Mayor's chair.

I don't think it was a very good turnout, but that doesn't surprise me either. Why don't people vote? I mean, I guess I should say why don't THE MAJORITY of people vote? Even if we had 50% of eligible people vote, which I don't think we even came close but I haven't seen the exact number yet, would still only be HALF of eligible votes. It baffles me why people more than 50% of residents don't vote!

What DOES surprise me is that ALL of the incumbent councillors got in - and I think a HUGE part of that could be just what Ron Seymour was trying to say - don't vote for all 8 if you don't REALLY want ALL those 8 to get in or you hurt your preferred councillors' chances. I really feel there were some new candidates who really deserved to be on council and could have lent fresh ideas and years of experience on a some pertinent issues and it's a shame we just didn't understand the voting process well enough, or we were too afraid to step out of our comfort zone and just voted for the names we recognized, or as I mentioned above were too "?????" to get out and vote!

Anyways, another term of the same ol', same ol' - some will be thrilled, others will be frustrated, but that's how it goes!
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Bsuds wrote:
WalterWhite wrote:Biggest surprise for me is Maxine Dehart leading all councilors with votes - *bleep* Kelowna? How she retained her seat is beyond me. Most useless councilor since - ever. Popularity contest at it's finest/worst.


My sources in the know say that she and at least one other Councillor don't have a clue on many things brought to a vote. They do little or no research and even when they do they just don't understand but vote anyway.

Sad but true.


look at her and how she comes across easy to see how clueless she is about almost everything , no wonder are mayor and councillors are useless, 4 more years for them to destroy kelowna and criminals run free :swear:
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So...

In a municipality with what, 100,000+ residents?; 18,000 votes buys an already bought and paid for mayor and council which gets to keep mowing down democracy, the agricultural industry and heritage values here for out of town "developers" for another term?

On the plus side; when the speculation tax and real estate casino money laundering investigation is completed, the real culprits, including Basran et al. will be seen to be holding the carpet bags of corruption.

Can't wait for those news days when Basran's former CHBC colleagues report on this.

I believe that, for the future, we need to ensure democracy is given due process and disallow any election where less than 70% of the populace actually votes...

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