Category Archives: Election Information

Thank you!!



On Saturday, I was re-elected to Saanich Council with 14,781 votes – topping the polls. I am truly grateful for your support and encouragement.

It is thanks entirely to volunteers, friends and families that have been working their butts off for the last few months to make sure we achieved success on Election Day. I cannot express enough my gratitude for their hardwork, energy and determination.

I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Richard Atwell on his election as Mayor of Saanich; to newcomers Colin Plant and Fred Haynes, and returning Councillors Susan Brice, Judy Brownoff, Vicki Sanders, Vic Derman and Leif Wergeland. A big thank you to Nichola Wade and Paul Gerrard for your dedicated service and hardwork. Your contribution at the Council table has made Saanich a better place.

To our outgoing Mayor Frank Leonard, your 18 years as Mayor and 28 years of service to Saanich leaves our community in great shape and puts us on sound footing for the future. Truly a legacy to be proud of. It was my great pleasure to work with you and learn from you over the last six years on Council, and all the way back to my days as a high school student on a Saanich Advisory Committee. Wishing you all the very best in your next chapter. Thank you.

Now that the votes have been counted, and election signs put away, we can embark on the next four years together to make Saanich even better.



Vote tomorrow!!



Tomorrow is Election Day all over BC. In Saanich, the polls are open from 8 am to 8 pm. You can find your nearest voting location right here.

If you need a ride to the polls, please contact the Dean Team at 250-889-0242.

Campus View Elementary School 3900 Gordon Head Road
Cedar Hill Middle School 3910 Cedar Hill Road
Cordova Bay Elementary School 5238 Cordova Bay Road
Cloverdale Traditional School 3427 Quadra Street
Doncaster Elementary School 1525 Rowan Street
Frank Hobbs Elementary School 3875 Haro Road
Glanford Middle School 4140 Glanford Avenue
Gordon Head Middle School 1671 Kenmore Road
Hillcrest Elementary School 4421 Greentree Terrace
Lochside Elementary School 1145 Royal Oak Drive
Prospect Lake Elementary School 321 Prospect Lake Road
Reynolds Secondary School 3963 Borden Street
Royal Oak Middle School 751 Travino Lane (formerly 4564 West Saanich Road)
Spectrum Community School 957 Burnside Road West
Tillicum Elementary School 3155 Albina Street
Victoria Pacific Rim Alliance Church 1792 Townley Street


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Let’s make Saanich even better

Saanich priorities

I am running for re-election because I’m excited about Saanich’s future and want this to be an even better place for my two children to grow up and raise their kids. Here are my priorities to make Saanich even better. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Affordable Housing – This is a desirable place to live, but it’s also an expensive place to find a home. I believe in providing affordable housing so families can afford to live and work in Saanich. Secondary suites are now legal across our community. That’s a big help to new homebuyers, seniors on a fixed income, and renters. Let’s work with builders to create a variety of new housing options for all ranges of incomes.

Better public transit & transportation options – Our region’s transit ridership is growing. We need better service and routes to catch up to the growing demand. It’s time for rapid transit service on priority routes and better neighbourhood service to connect commuters to major routes.

Quality sidewalks & bike lanes – I am calling on Council to work with our community to develop a 10-year plan for priority sidewalk construction. Our thriving community deserves walkable neighbourhoods. Bike lanes on major routes are a priority to ensure cyclists, pedestrians and motorists have safe traveling environments to get to where they need to go.

Farmland protection & Food Security – Keeping farmland for farming is our best food security. We have to stand up for farmland before it’s lost forever. Let’s create a viable local marketplace to keep farmers in business. We can put community markets in places where people can get access to the foods our local growers are selling. Let’s encourage policies that keep local dollars in the local economy by giving preference to our local growers.

Climate & environmental leadership – Saanich must continue to lead on climate action and environmental protection. A changing climate is a threat to our coastal community and our way of life. We must take priority action to reduce our community emissions – particularly transportation emissions (currently 60% of GHGs). Let’s pioneer initiatives that will free-up our congested streets and give commuters better options for transit, cycling and walking. It will help make Saanich a healthier community as well as a healthier climate.

Sustainable economic development – A thriving Saanich depends on good-paying jobs and families finding homes, sending their kids to school and putting down roots in our community. Saanich is home to two educational powerhouses – UVic and Camosun College. We are perfectly positioned to develop a dynamic technology sector. Let’s build the economy of tomorrow by working with our knowledge precincts and the tech sector it supports to create good-paying jobs for working Saanich families.

Together we can make Saanich an even better place to live, work, learn and play for our children and grandchildren.



Authorized by Dean Murdock, Financial Agent. 250-889-0242.

2014 Saanich All Candidates Meetings



Wednesday, October 22  – 7:00 pm (Doors open to public at 6:30 pm)

Prospect Lake and District Community Association,  5358 Sparton Road


Thursday, October 23 – 7:00 pm

Gordon Head United Church, 4201 Tyndall Avenue


Wednesday, October 29 – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

All Candidates Fair, University of Victoria  Michele Pujol room in the Student Union Building


Wednesday, October 29 – 6:15pm

Royal Oak Middle School, Multi Use Room 751 Travino Lane (formerly 4564 West Saanich Road)


Thursday, October 30 – 2:00 pm  *Mayoral* Candidate  Debate

University of Victoria, Vertigo Room in the Student


Thursday, October 30 – 7:00 pm

Lochside School, 1145 Royal Oak Drive


Tuesday, November 4 – 2:00 pm

The Church of the Nazarene, 4277 Quadra St.


Wednesday, November 5  – 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road


Thursday, November 6 – 6:30pm to 9:30 pm

Garth Homer Centre, Auditorium, 813 Darwin Ave