A statment from Mayor Wendal Milne
I will not be seeking re-election in the November election. I have chosen not to run for another four year term for a number of personal reasons.
The job of mayor’s is not without its frustrations and the challenge of continually trying to bring members of council together on issues is sometimes trying. It took the first two years of the current term to have the District of Sooke in a position to move forward on a number of initiatives. While I am happy with the progress we’ve made, I don’t feel that I can give the position the attention it needs for four more years.
I have made this decision with a great deal of reservation and soul searching, but feel it is best for myself and my family. I intend to lead council over the remainder of this term to ensure that things are in place for a new council to continue the many projects that are underway.
Being mayor of Sooke has been a very rewarding experience that has allowed me to meet and work with many members of the community on a variety of issues, and I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done. It has reinforced for me what a great community we have, made up of so many people who do so much to make it what it is.
I would like to thank the community, our great staff at the district and the majority of the council who have supported me during this term.