Official candidates for the District of Barriere, for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and for School District No. 73 have been officially declared.
Current mayor Virginia Smith will not be seeking another term.
Instead, councillors Mike Fennell and Ward Stamer will seek to step into leadership.
Councillors Al Fortin, Amanda Sabyan, Donna Kibble and Pat Paula are all seeking re-election.
Joining them on the ballot are Linda Altenhofen, Judy Armstrong, Scott Kershaw, Rob Kerslake and Shane Quiding.
Ten candidates will vie for five School Board trustee positions for the City of Kamloops: Donovan Grube Cavers, Bowen Cooluris, Heather Grieve, Adam Jensen, Kathleen Karpuk, Beat Klossner, John O’Fee, Kerri Schill, Joe Small and Meghan Wade.
One trustee will be chosen from the following candidates in each of the remaining areas of School Board 73.
School District 73 Trustee candidates
Trustee Electoral Area 2 – North Thompson – Shelley Sim
Trustee Electoral Area 3 – Barriere/Little Fort – Rhonda Kershaw
Trustee Electoral Area 4 – Chase – Diane Jules and Caroline Thompson
Trustee Electoral Area 5 – Logan Lake – Caca McKelvey
Electoral Area A – Wells Gray Country – Tim Pennell and Carol Schaffer
Electoral Area B – Thompson Headwaters – Stephen Quinn and Albert Venor
Electoral Area E – Bonaparte Plateau – Bill Mackenzie, David Tapping and Sally Watson
Electoral Area I – Blue Sky Country – Daryll Marinello and Steven Rice
Electoral Area J – Cooper Desert Country – Ronaye Elliott and Corine LeBourdais
Electoral Area L – Grasslands – Ken Gillis, Mollie Routledge and John Turner
Electoral Area M – Beautiful Nicola Valley North – David Laird, Linda Murray and Sam Roline
Electoral Area N – Beautiful Nicola Valley South – Herb Graman
Electoral Area O – Lower North Thompson – Bill Humphreys and Bill Kershaw
Electoral Area P – Rivers and the Peaks – Mel Rothenburger
Residents will head to the polls on Saturday, Oct. 20.
In the weeks until voting day, the Star Journal will provide fair and equal coverage of all candidates.
For more information, go to barriere.ca, tnrd.ca or sd73.bc.ca.