Sullivan wins, leads NPA to victory
Veteran Vancouver city councillor Sam Sullivan is the city's mayor-elect, defeating Jim Green of Vision Vancouver – and leading the civic Non Partisan Association back to power.
Vancouver mayor-elect Sam Sullivan
Sullivan won by more than 3,700 votes – receiving 61,543 votes to Green's tally of 57,796.
There was another independent James Green on the Vancouver ballot who received 4,273 ballots.
The 45-year-old Sullivan, who has served on council for the past 12 years, is a quadriplegic who broke his neck in a skiing accident when he was 19.
The NPA has bounced back from its overwhelming defeat in 2002, winning five of the 10 seats on council. The right-leaning party was nearly wiped out three years ago – losing the mayoralty and winning only two seats on the 10 seat-council.
Jim Green of Vision Vancouver
Two NPA candidates topped the councillors' race – Suzanne Anton and incumbent Peter Ladner – followed by Vision Vancouver councillor Raymond Louie in third place.
Kim Capri of the NPA finished fourth, Tim Stevenson of Vision Vancouver was fifth – followed by Cadman, George Chow of Vision Vancouver, Elizabeth Ball of the NPA, Heather Deal of Vision Vancouver and B.C. Lee of the NPA.
The NPA also recaptured control of the Vancouver School Board with six of the nine seats– and of the Vancouver Park Board with five of the seven seats.
McCallum ousted in Surrey
There's been a major upset in the City of Surrey, where incumbent Mayor Doug McCallum – who is also the chair of the TransLink board – has been defeated by independent challenger Dianne Watts.
McCallum had been the mayor the past nine years.
In Burnaby, Mayor Derek Corrigan won re-election, defeating challenger Andrew Stewart. Corrigan received 17,662 votes with Stewart well back with 13,951 votes.
Despite his victory, Corrigan's Burnaby Citizens party lost two of its six seats on council – with four councillors elected from the opposition Team Burnaby and four councillors from the Burnaby Citizens party.
Coquitlam Mayor Jon Kingsbury was narrowly upset by challenger Maxine Wilson – by a margin of 52 votes. Wilson received 7,979 votes and Kingsbury received 7,918.
Kingsbury actually made his acceptance speech before the official results were announced. He says his scrutineers made a mistake counting votes.
A former Coquitlam mayor is on his way back to city hall. Lou Sekora, who also served as a Liberal MP, has been elected to council.
Scott Young was re-elected as the mayor of Port Coquitlam.And in Port Moody, Joe Trasolini was acclaimed to another term.
In Richmond, Mayor Malcolm Brodie won easy re-election, almost tripling the vote of challenger Michael Wolfe. Brodie received 21,139 votes and Wolfe received 7,165 votes.
And Lois Jackson is back for another term as mayor of neighbouring Delta, defeating challenger Bruce McDonald. Vicki Huntington, who ran unsuccessfully as an independent in May's provincial election, topped the councillors' race.
On the North Shore, West Vancouver voters have elected a new mayor. Pamela Goldsmith-Jones upset incumbent Ron Wood 7,569 to 4,139.
In the District of North Vancouver, Richard Walton topped the polls in the race to replace Janice Harris who stepped aside to run successfully for a councillor's seat.
In the City of North Vancouver, incumbent mayor Barbara Sharpe was upset by councillor Darrell Mussatto.
Wayne Wright was re-elected mayor in New Westminster, as was Judy Forester in White Rock.
Gord Robson is the new mayor of Maple Ridge, while Don McLean was re-elected in Pitt Meadows.
Peter Fassbender is the new mayor of Langley City. Kurt Alberts was re-elected in Langley Township.
In Lions Bay, former Vancouver Sun scribe Max Wyman is the new mayor. Further along Highway 99, Ian Sutherland was re-elected in Squamish. And Ken Melamed is the new mayor of Whistler, defeating one-time mayor and former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Ted Nebbeling.
There were some upsets in other parts of B.C. Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray was defeated by more than 2,000 votes by challenger Sharon Shepherd.
In Fort St. John, long-time mayor Steve Thorlakson was ousted by Jin Eglinski in a four-way race. And in Dawson Creek, long-time mayor Wayne Dahlen was also defeated – by councillor Calvin Kruk, who manages the city's performing arts centre