B.C. municipal election 2018: Comox results

Russ Arnott is the new mayor of Comox, B.C.

Arnott finished with 62 per cent of the vote, well ahead of rival Tom Diamond.

He will replace Paul Ives, who had decided not to seek another term as mayor. Ives had been the mayor of Comox since 2008.

Incumbents Maureen Swift and Ken Grant were re-elected to council.  They will be joined by newcomers Alex Bissinger, Pat McKenna, Nicole Minions, and Stephanie McGowan.

Mayoral Candidates

Russ J Arnott
Tom L Diamond

Council Candidates

Alex Bissinger
Don W Davis
Ron J Freeman
Ken J Grant 
Chris T Haslett
Stephanie K McGowan
Pat J McKenna (Patrick)
Nicole B Minions
Maureen E Swift 

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Comox is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, just five kilometres away from Courtenay. Cumberland is located to the south.

Population (2016)



The Comox Valley was originally settled by the K’omoks First Nation, who lived there for thousands of years before European traders came looking for sea otter pelts.

Settlers came in 1862, starting farms and building a townsite in a K’omoks village.

That townsite would become a centre of activity in the Comox Valley, a region rich with agriculture and, today, a Canadian Forces base.

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


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

27.94 (-15.13)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

24.25 (-6.23)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation


Rachel Blaney (BC NDP)

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Ronna-Rae Leonard (BC NDP)