Saanich

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

Fred Haynes   Website  15,312*
Richard Atwell (incumbent)   10,786
Rob Wickson Website 5,546
David Shebib   324

 

Council Candidates (8)

Website/Social Media

Final  Vote Count

Rebecca Mersereau Website | Facebook | Twitter 18,416*
Colin Plant (incumbent) Website | Facebook | Twitter 17,749*
Ned Taylor Website | Facebook | Twitter 16,047*
Susan Brice (incumbent)    15,981*
Zac de Vries  Website 13,631*
Judy Brownoff (incumbent)  Website 13,594*
Nathalie Chambers  Website 13,080*
Karen Harper (incumbent) SLATE United for Saanich  Website 11,713*
Kathleen Burton SLATE United for Saanich Website 11,289
Shawn Newby Website | Facebook | Twitter  11,010
Rishi Sharma Website 10,127
Ian Jessop SLATE United for Saanich Website 9,606
Teale Phelps Bondaroff Website 9,043
Cory Montgomery SLATE United for Saanich Website 8,695
Trevor Barry Website | Facebook | Twitter 5,541
Benjamin Allan   5,209
Art Pollard Facebook  3,675
Vernon Lord Website | Twitter 3,300

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

Mayor

Result

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

Council

 
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%​