Wendal Milne wins the race

Sooke electors wanted a change and they got it in last night's election.

Sooke's new mayor Wendal Milne.

Wendal Milne is now Sooke’s new mayor. He topped the polls beating out Dave Bennett by almost three times the number of votes.

Milne gathered 2,571 votes to Bennett’s 931. Others joining Milne at the council table are: Kevin Pearson, Bev Berger, Herb Haldance, Rick Kasper, Maja Tait and Kerrie Reay.

In the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Regional Director Mike Hicks managed to retain his seat against his opponent Alanda Carver.

Land Use Committee results: East Sooke Kara Middleton; Otter Point Heather Phillips; Port Renfrew John Wells; Shirley/Jordan River Harold Shipton; Willis Point Art Wynans. Otter Point Advisory Committee members elected are: Al Wickheim, Bud Gibbons, Sandy Sinclair, Sid Jorna, Anne Miller.

School District 62 results brings back Margot Swinburnson, along with Neil Poirier and Bob Phillips who topped the polls for Milne’s Landing beating out Allison Watson, Terrance Martin and Janet Evans.

See more on the results and comments in Wednesday’s Sooke News Mirror.