Familiar and fresh faces alike voted to Fort St. John council

Once again, Larry Evans received the most votes, with 1831. Evans has been a city councillor for the past six years. He is a Fort St. John historian, and a former Fire Chief. Evans received 1839 votes in 2008, more than any other councillor or mayoral candidate.

Coming in second in Dan Davies with 1749 votes. Davies has been a councillor for the past six years. As well as being a grade 5 teacher, he is the Chair of the North Peace Economic Development Commission and is involved with cadets and the Restorative Justice Program. Davies received 1753 votes in 2008, the third highest of any candidate.

A close third, Trevor Bolin received 1742 votes. Bolin has been a city councilor for three years. He owns real estate agencies in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John and has his hand is several other businesses. Bolin received 1558 votes in 2008.

Gord Klassen, a newcomer, received 1693. Klassen has been a trustee on the School District 60 School Board for the past six years. He is also involved as a pastor at the Fort St. John Alliance Church and is a chaplain at the Fire Department.

Bruce Christensen, the fourth incumbent elected, received 1614 votes. Christensen has been a city councillor since 2006 when he was voted in during a by-election. He is an alternate director on the Peace River Regional District and works with the Rotary Club and Elks of Canada. Christensen received 1781 votes in 2008, the second highest of any candidate.

Rounding out the bunch is newcomer Byron Stewart, who received 1296 votes. This is Stewart’s second time running for city council. He ran during the by-election in 2006, after the death of his father, then councillor Don Stewart. Stewart is the Manager of the Lido Theatre and is involved with KidSport.

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