Saanich is the Greater Victoria area’s largest municipality by population and land area. As of the 2016 Census, 114,148 people called Saanich home, which was a 4% increase from 2011. Saanich occupies 103-square kilometres. The average age is 43.

Mayoral Candidates

Website/Social Media

Final Vote Count

Richard Atwell (incumbent) Website  TBD
Fred Haynes Website   
David Shebib    
Rob Wickson Webiste  


Council Candidates (8)

Website/Social Media

Final Vote Count

Benjamin Allan    
Trevor Barry Website | Facebook | Twitter   
Susan Brice (incumbent)   TBD
Judy Brownoff (incumbent) Website  
Kathleen Burton SLATE United for Saanich Website  
Nathalie Chambers Website  
Zac de Vries Website  
Karen Harper (incumbent) SLATE United for Saanich Website  
Ian Jessop SLATE United for Saanich Website  
Vernon Lord    
Rebecca Mersereau Website | Facebook | Twitter   
Cory Montgomery SLATE United for Saanich Website  
Shawn Newby Website | Facebook | Twitter   
Teale Phelps Bondaroff  Website  
Colin Plant (incumbent)  Website  
Art Pollard Facebook   
Rishi Sharma Website  
Ned Taylor Website  

Ballot Question(s):

  • “Are you in favour of spending up to $250,000 for establishing a Citizens’ Assembly to explore the costs, benefits and disadvantages of the amalgamation between the District of Saanich and the City of Victoria?”

2014 Results



x Richard Atwell                14,178
Frank Leonard 13,152
David Shebib 482


x Dean Murdock 14,781
x Colin Plant 14,778
x Susan Brice 14,182
x Vic Derman 14,046
x Fred Haynes 13,492
x Judy Brownoff               13,162
x Vicki Sanders  13,002
x Lief Wergeland 12,107
Rebecca Mersereau 12,077
Paul Gerrard      11,488
Shawn Newby   11,167
Nichola Wade    11,066
Marsha Henderson 10,416

2014 Ballot Question(s):

Do you support Council initiating a community-based review of the governance structure and policies within Saanich and our partnerships within the Region?

•Yes – 21,437
•No – 2,780

2014 Voter Turnout: 35.2%​