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B.C. municipal election 2018: Esquimalt results

Incumbent Barb Desjardins has been re-elected in the Township of Esquimalt.

Desjardins defeated challenger John Roe 2,919 votes to 1,128.

Esquimalt’s new council will be made up of incumbents Tim Morrison, Meagan Brame, Lynda Hundleby and newcomers Jacob Helliwell, Jane Vermeulen and Ken Armour.

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

Candidates

Mayor

Barb Desjardins (incumbent)

John R Roe

Council

Meagan Brame (incumbent)

Veronica Greer

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Jacob Helliwell

Lynda Hundleby (incumbent)

Tim Morrison (incumbent)

Chris Munkacsi

Stephane Vaudandaine

Jane Vermeulen

Ken Armour

Andrew Hrushowy

Boundary

A township that’s a neighbour to B.C.’s capital, Esquimalt is located about four kilometres from downtown Victoria at the southern end of Vancouver Island.

Population (2016)

17,655

History

Esquimalt.” It’s an anglicized version of the Indigenous word “es-whoy-malth,” meaning “the place of gradually shoaling water.”

And it describes a community whose roots can be traced back to 4,000 years before European settlers arrived, when the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples were first to call the territory home.

Post-settlement Esquimalt would begin as an agricultural community before a naval base would be established there in 1865.

Today, CFB Esquimalt is the township’s biggest employer.

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

$105,267/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

No data available.

Political representation

Federal

Randall Garrison (NDP)

Provincial

Mitzi Dean (BC NDP)