Sunday, December 10, 2017

2014 Oak Bay Council Election Financial Analysis

These are the figures for money raised and spent by each candidate in 2014 municipal election.   Also included is how much was donated by unions, businesses and the candidate themselves.

All amounts rounded to the nearest dollar, candidates are in order of how they finished in the election

Mayor
Candidate      raised   spent union business personal
Nils Jensen    $6,715  $9,505  $0    $1,347    $300    
Cairine Green $11,768 $11,768  $0    $1,533  $1,820  
David Shebib       $0      $0  $0        $0      $0       

Council 
Candidate         raised  spent   union business personal
Kevin Murdoch     $4,868  $5,069     $0    $569   $1,295 (1)
Hazel Braithwaite $4,339  $5,827     $0      $0       $0 (2)
Tara Ney          $4,027  $4,027     $0    $350     $362      
Michelle Kirby    $4,398  $4,965 $1,600      $0   $2,173
Eric Zhelka       $6,470  $6,470     $0      $0     $381 (3)   
Tom Croft         $5,554  $5,301     $0    $100   $1,599          
Max Johannesen    $4,161  $4,121     $0      $0   $4,111  
Andrew Stinson    $1,778  $1,778     $0      $0   $1,368 (4)   
Heather Holmes    $5,692  $5,542     $0  $1,597   $1,000
Jan Mears         $2,690  $1,668 $1,300      $0   $1,000     
Joan Russow       $1,704  $1,688     $0      $0   $1,300

(1) $250 donated by Alex Murdoch and Connie Murdoch
(2) $1,000 each from Ken Braithwaite and John Braithwaite, $750 from Debra Braithwaite 
(3) $2,100 donated by Rennie Knowlton 
(4) $100 donated by Sandra Stinson      

Saturday, December 09, 2017

2014 North Saanich Council Election Financial Analysis

These are the figures for money raised and spent by each candidate in 2014 municipal election.   Also included is how much was donated by unions, businesses and the candidate themselves.

All amounts rounded to the nearest dollar, candidates are in order of how they finished in the election

Candidate           raised   spent union business personal
Alice Finall        $4,675  $6,582   $0      $0       $0
Dorothy Hartshorne $12,402 $12,402   $0  $3,900   $4,558 (1)
Peter Miller          $555     $555  $0      $0     $406
David Shebib            $0       $0  $0      $0       $0    

Council - 6 to be elected
Candidate           raised   spent union business personal
Geoff Orr           $5,275  $4,988   $0      $0  $2,100         
Heather Gartshore  $14,498 $11,500   $0  $1,862  $1,451 (2)
Jack Thornburgh     $6,300  $5,470   $0      $0  $2,400    
Celia Stock         $5,925  $5,741   $0    $200  $4,000     
Jack McClintock       $924    $911   $0      $0      $0(3)     
Murray Weisenberger $2,696  $2,546   $0    $298    $476
Steve Pearce          $901    $901   $0      $0      $0  (4)      
Craig Mearns       $41,766 $20,829   $0      $0 $21,050 (5)     
Conny McBride       $3,274  $2,286   $0      $0  $1,675 (3)       
Dunstan Browne        $899    $899   $0      $0      $0 (3) 

Team North Saanich $44,056 $44,056   $0  $1,800      na   

(1) Former mayor and councilor donated $100, Craig Mearns donated 
(2) Brian Gartshore also donated $551
(3) $899 transferred to Team North Saanich
(4) $850 transferred to Team North Saanich
(5) $19,916 transferred to Team North Saanich
(6)$2,099 transferred to Team North Saanich

2014 Metchosin Council Election Financial Analysis

These are the figures for money raised and spent by each candidate in 2014 municipal election.   Also included is how much was donated by unions, businesses and the candidate themselves.

All amounts rounded to the nearest dollar, candidates are in order of how they finished in the election

Mayor 
Candidate     raised  spent union business personal
John Ranns     $600   $599   $0      $0     $500
Ed Cooper        $0     $0   $0      $0       $0     
David Shebib     $0     $0   $0      $0       $0   

Council
Candidate         raised  spent union business personal  
Bob Gramigna        $469   $469   $0     $0      $469
Andy MacKinnon    $1,042 $1,042   $0     $0      $552 
Moralea Milne       $561   $757   $0     $0      $500
Kyara Kahakauwila   $879 $1,079   $0   $300      $379
Chris Moehr       $2,602 $2,602   $0     $0    $2,202
Anne Richmond     $2,060 $2,020 $700     $0        $0 (1)   
Karen Watson          $0     $0   $0     $0        $0

(1) MP Randall Garrison donated $100  

2014 Langford Council Election Financial Analysis

These are the figures for money raised and spent by each candidate in 2014 municipal election.   Also included is how much was donated by unions, businesses and the candidate themselves.

All amounts rounded to the nearest dollar, candidates are in order of how they finished in the election
Mayor
Candidate       raised  spent  union business personal
Stew Young        $60      $6   $0     $0       $0
David Shebib       $0      $0   $0     $0       $0 

Candidate       raised  spent    union business personal
Lillian Szpak    $4,761 $6,400     $0    $226     $0 (1)
Denise Blackwell $4,126 $5,309     $0    $226     $0 (1)
Lanny Seaton     $4,376 $5,296     $0    $226     $0 (1)  
Winnie Sifert    $4,126 $6,164     $0    $200     $0 (1)
Roger Wade       $4,510 $5,132     $0    $411     $0 (1)   
Matt Sahlstrom   $4,126 $6,457     $0    $226     $0 (1)  
Jim Munro          $712   $712     $0      $0   $383   
Pauline Adams      $389   $328     $0      $0     $0 
Dustin Finerty     $969   $872     $0      $0   $369 (2)
Grant McLachlan  $2,900 $2,418 $1,375      $0   $772 (3)
Mark McInnes     $2,661 $2,661     $0    $800     $0
Paul Barber        $702   $702     $0      $0   $384 (4)  
Timothy Power      $719   $716     $0      $0   $219  

Andre Mollon       $209   $206     $0      $0     $0

(1) Held a fundraiser that raised $3,200
(2) Sooke School District candidate Ravi Parmar donated $100
(3) MP Randall Garrison donated $100
(4) Timothy Power donated $171 and Dustin Finerty donated $147       

2014 Higlands Council Election Financial Analysis

These are the figures for money raised and spent by each candidate in 2014 municipal election.   Also included is how much was donated by unions, businesses and the candidate themselves.

All amounts rounded to the nearest dollar, candidates are in order of how they finished in the election
Mayor
Candidate       raised   spent   union business personal
Ken Williams  $650 $717 $0 $0 $600
David Shebib $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 

Candidate      raised  spent  union business personal
Leslie Anderson $860    $459    $0     $0     $800
Karel Roessingh $241    $590    $0     $0     $131
Marcie McLean   $682  $1,082    $0     $0     $682
Karen Burns     $560    $781    $0     $0     $300
Gord Baird      $355    $327    $0    $50       $0
Ann Baird       $355    $327    $0    $50     $125
Sherry Clayton  $795    $795    $0    $0      $500 (1)

(1) $200 donated by Gerald Lawrence Clayton

2014 SD#61 Greater Victoria School Board Election Finances

These are the figures for money raised and spent by each candidate in 2014 municipal election.   Also included is how much was donated by unions, businesses and the candidate themselves.

All amounts rounded to the nearest dollar, candidates are in order of how they finished in the election

Candidate            raised spent    union business personal
Ann Whiteaker        $1,678  $1,678     $0   $0       $478 (1)
Deborah Nohr         $6,259  $6,182     $0   $0     $5,530 (2)
Peg Orcherton       $10,655 $11,381 $4,500 $200     $1,177 (3)
Diane McNally        $4,099  $3,922     $0  $70     $3,850
Rob Paynter          $2,796  $3,244     $0  $20     $2,547
Elaine Leonard       $3,598  $2,739     $0   $0     $3,245
Edith Loring-Kuhanga $3,809  $3,723     $0   $0     $1,327 (4)
Tom Ferris           $2,982  $2,739     $0  $40     $2,630
Jordan Watters       $4,447  $4,447     $0   $0       $637
Bev Horsman          $3,447  $3,447   $600   $0     $1,012 (5)
Nicole Duncan          $361    $356     $0   $0       $361
John Rizzuti         $3,351  $2,739     $0   $0     $2,998
Ruth MacIntosh       $3,429  $3,429     $0   $0     $1,954 (5)

(1) James Whiteaker also donated $1,000
(2) Neils Nohr donated $240.70
(3) Steve Orcherton donated $500 as well.  $4,000 came from a Madelaine Burbridge
(4) MP Randall Garrison donated $100
(5) Former MLA Steve Orcherton donated $200

2014 Esquimalt Council Election Financial Analysis

These are the figures for money raised and spent by each candidate in 2014 municipal election.   Also included is how much was donated by unions, businesses and the candidate themselves.

All amounts rounded to the nearest dollar, candidates are in order of how they finished in the election
Mayor
Candidate       raised   spent   union business personal
Barb Despardins $11,850  $9,402    $0  $5,170  $2,000 (1)
John Drucker    $12,045 $11,927 $7550    $100    $500 (2)
Scott Attrill    $1,283  $1,153    $0    $999    $461 (3)   
David Shebib         $0      $0    $0      $0      $0

Council
Candidate      raised   spent   union  business personal
Susan Low         $2,745 $2,571     $0    $320   $200 (4)
Tim Morrison      $4,400 $3,279 $3,750      $0     $0 (5)
Meagan Brame      $1,050 $2,000     $0      $0 $1,000 (6)
Beth Burton-Krahn $3,326 $2,701     $0    $560 $1,610 (7)
Lynda Hundleby    $3,090 $3,580     $0    $925 $2,000 (8)
Olga Liberchuk    $2,628 $2,564   $560      $0   $110
Mark Salter       $2,448 $2,446     $0      $0 $2,198
Bob McKie         $1,420 $1,342     $0  $1,100     $0
Brenda O'Connor      $10     $0     $0      $0
Rob Lavergne         $58    $58     $0      $0     $0
David Schinbein     $931   $761     $0      $0   $881
Josh Steffler       $682   $616     $0      $0     $0

(1) $1,000 from 360305, a business owned by Alan Vanderkerkoff
(2) $100 each from Murray Rankin and Maurine Karagianis
(3) His personal donation was from his own business
(4) $1,000 came from Victoria council candidate Justin Stephenson
(5) $500 comes from what seem to be two family members
(6) Her form is confusing me, I think she donated $1,000 herself plus covered a deficit of $992.45
(7) $100 from Werner Krahn and $100 from Victoria council candidate Justin Stephenson
(8) another $625 came from Walter Hundlbey's business

I started doing these for all the municipalities a couple of years back but never finished but will do so now over the next couple of weeks

Friday, December 01, 2017

Back after a break

A lot has happened in my life in the last two years which has meant writing about local issues has taken a back seat when it comes to my time.  I am now ready to get back into commenting on what is going in on Greater Victoria.   I will be updating this blog a couple times a week but also adding a lot more video reportage and probably a podcast about my take things..

I am currently working on a number of new ideas and hope to have something substantive up on Sunday.

I expect that I will be posting something Tuesday and Sunday afternoons.

If you have any thoughts on what you think I should be looking at please let me know.

Bernard

2017 View Royal By-election

A by-election was held on November 23rd 2017 in View Royal to fill the seat vacated by Heidi Rast who resigned because she moved away
  1. Damian Kowalewich 518
  2. Nathan Daisley    286
  3. Adam Flint        177
  4. Mark Brennan      136
  5. Angela Hanes      105
  6. Jodi Zwicker       73
Total vote of 1,295 out of about 7,800 eligible voters for a rough turnout of 16.6%.  View Royal does not maintain a voters list and therefore do not know how many eligible voters there are.

Past View Royal Election Results
2005 the council was elected by acclamation



2017 Saanich By-Election

The by-election was held September 23rd 2017 to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Vic Derman


  1. Karen Harper      2,340
  2. Rebecca Merserau  2,238 (ran in 2014 coming 9th of 13)
  3. Nathalie Chambers 1,856
  4. Michael Geoghegan   863
  5. Ned Taylor          597
  6. Rob Wickson         577 (ran in 2011 coming 9th out of 12, and in 2008 9th of 11)
  7. Shawn Newby         465 (ran in 2014 coming 11th of 13)
  8. Marsha Henderson    344 (ran in 2014 coming 13th of 13)
  9. Keith Davidoff      163
  10. Art Pollard          83
Total vote 9,526 of 83,559 which is a turnout of 11.40%

Past Saanich Election Results

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

2016 Greater Victoria Census Populations

Municipalities  2016    2011   Pct change
Saanich       114,148 109,752   4.0%
Victoria       85,792  80,017   7.2%
Langford       35,342  29,228  20.9%
Oak Bay        18,094  18,015   0.4%
Esquimalt      17,655  16,209   8.9%
Colwood        16,859  16,093   4.8%
Central Saan.  16,814  15,936   5.5%
Sooke          13,001  11,433  13.7%
Sidney         11,672  11,178   4.4%
North Saan.    11,249  11,089   1.4%
View Royal     10,408   9,381  10.9%
Indian Reserves 5,133   5,186  -1.0%
Metchosin       4,708   4,803  -2.0%
Juan de Fuca 1  4,670   4,237  10.2%
Highlands       2,225   2,120   5.0%
Juan de Fuca 2    190     229 -15.6%
TOTAL         367,960 344,906   6.7%

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Number of Women and Men Elected in the CRD

The CCPA report of the best city in Canada for women said it was the CRD and noted that Victoria council had five women out of nine on the City of Victoria council but missed out that the main municipality in the CRD only has three women out of nine positions.   This made me think about how many women are elected in this region

Here is a list of men and women elected in this region:

Postion   Women  Men
MPs         2     1.5 (one MP is only partly in the CRD)
MLAs        3     4
Mayors      5     8
Councilors 37    42
TOTAL      47    55.5
           45.9% 54.1%

For MP and MLA this measure is fine but there is a significant difference between being a mayor or councilor in Saanich than in the Highlands.  I went through and pro rated the councils based on population, the result was not dramatically different.

The biggest gap between elected men and women is among mayors where it is eight men to five women.