B.C. municipal election 2018: Central Saanich results

Incumbent Ryan Windsor is the mayor of Central Saanich by acclamation.

Windsor ran unopposed. Incumbent councillors Niall Paltiel, Zeb King, Chris Graham, Bob Thomspon and Carl Jensen were also re-elected. Gord Newton is the only new face on council.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Central Saanich.



Ryan Windsor (acclaimed)


Chris Graham (incumbent)

Carl Jensen (incumbent)

Zeb King (incumbent)

Gord Newton

Niall Paltiel (incumbent)

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Tayler Ruygrok

Bob Thompson (incumbent)

Kathryn Parfitt

Joshua Steeper


Located north of Victoria and south of Sidney on Vancouver Island, Central Saanich is found on the Saanich Peninsula. It’s where you’ll find Brentwood Bay, while just off the coast is James Island.

Population (2016)



The Central Saanich area has long been inhabited by the Tsartlip and Tsawout First Nations.

European settlers first arrived in the area in 1855 and carried out construction that connected the East and West Saanich roads at the base of Mt. Newton.

A quarry and cement plant would be opened at the site of the future Butchart Gardens in 1904, before it closed in 1916.

The gardens became a popular destination after Jennie Butchart, one of the quarry’s proponents, turned it into the “Sunken Garden.”

The District of Central Saanich was incorporated as a municipality in 1950.

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Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median


Crime Severity Index (CSI) – 2016/B.C.

38.49 (+15.45)/93.63 (-0.17)

Violent Crime Severity Index (VCSI) – 2016/B.C.

42.40 (+60.24)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation


Elizabeth May (Green)


Adam Olsen (Green)