Jeyes elected, Ranta returned as mayors

Ashcroft Mayor-elect Jack Jeyes and Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta begin their new terms in December.

Jack Jeyes

Except for incumbent councillor Doreen Lambert, Ashcroft voters elected a brand new village council on Saturday. On the other hand, Cache Creek voters returned their past council with the addition of one new member, David Dubois.

Jack Jeyes will head up Ashcroft’s village council beginning in December when the new Council is sworn in. Jeyes (352 votes) beat opponents Dave Belcham (201) and former councillor Jerry Fiddick (183) for the job as mayor.

The only incumbent Council member running for re-election, Doreen Lambert (543) was returned, along with first time councillors Barbara Roden (555), Al Mertens (390) and former councillor Alfie Trill (350) who sat on council 2008-2011.

In Cache Creek, Mayor John Ranta was elected to his ninth term in office, having just completed 24 years as mayor. Ranta (278 votes) defeated opponent Marg Durnin (161) in her first venture into municipal politics.

Incumbent councillors Lisa Dafoe (339), Herb Hofer (309) and Wyatt McMurray (278) were re-elected by voters, McMurray has been on Council for 26 years. David Dubois (266) will join them at the Council table.

 

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