Highlands: Ken Williams elected mayor

Highlands has a new mayor, who will lead a council of both new and familiar faces.

Incumbent councillor Ken Williams won an easy victory Saturday with 92 per cent of the vote against his only challenger, David Shebib. The composer and producer, who served as a councillor for nine years, promised to keep a tight belt on the rural district’s finances. He replaces outgoing mayor Jane Mendum, who did not run for re-election.

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Joining Williams on council are incumbent councillors Marcie McLean and Karel Roessingh, as well as Leslie Anderson, Karen Burns and Gord and Ann Baird. The only candidate not elected was Langford resident Sherry Clayton.

At the top of the agenda for the district, based on the priorities expressed by candidates, will be developing a policy on secondary suites, as well as a groundwater protection plan.

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