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Cumming wins mayor’s seat in Vernon election

Victor Cumming set to become Vernon’s next mayor
Watch Above: Vernon's mayor-elect Victor Cumming discusses the "demanding campaign" and his plans for the upcoming term.

In Vernon, Victor Cumming has been elected as mayor. This was the regional economist’s second run for the mayor’s chair.

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Cumming captured 4,928 votes, defeating three other candidates: Darrin Taylor (3,608 votes), Eric Olesen (990 votes) and Art Gourley (229 votes), according to unofficial City of Vernon preliminary results.

Cumming believes it was his experience that appealed to voters.

Earning spots on council were incumbents Scott Anderson, Brian Quiring, Dalvir Nahal, and outgoing mayor Akbal Mund.

Quiring ended up with the most votes of any councillor but the veteran local politician admitted he was “pretty stressed out” about the results this time.

“[With] 20 people running it is anybody’s game. [I’m] very thankful. It is nice to feel that you have the support of the community,” said Quiring.
Watch Below: Brian Quiring discusses his priorities for the upcoming term.
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They will be joined by two newcomers Kelly Fehr and Kari Gares.

This was Gares’ second run for council. She was unsuccessful in the 2014 election when she narrowly missed a council seat by less than 300 votes.

Watch Below: Kari Gares speaks about her council win.