Congratulations to the following successful candidates with UFV connections:
UFV alumna Kelly Chahal (named one of UFV’s Top 40 Alumni) was re-elected as a councillor. She has an MA, BA, and diploma in Criminal Justice from UFV.
UFV alumna and current Bachelor of Adult Education student Shirley Wilson was re-elected as a Board of Education trustee.
UFV alumnus and former mayor of Abbotsford Bruce Banman was elected as a councillor.
Returning councillor Jason Lum is a UFV alumnus (Lum is also one of the UFV Top 40 Alumni). Lum took a variety of courses while a student in the early 2000s.
Elected school trustee Dan Coulter has also been a UFV student.
Susan Spaeti (who earned a BCIS degree in 2003) was elected to Council for the District of Kent (which includes Agassiz).
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Gerry Palmer, an associate professor in the School of Business and member of Senate, was elected as a councillor.
Pam Alexis was elected mayor after serving as a councillor. She has served on UFV’s Mission Community Council and was on the UFV Foundation board.
Re-elected councillor Kiersten Duncan has been a UFV student.
Several other people with UFV connections ran for office in a number of communities, including Chilliwack, Langley City, and Vancouver, but were unsuccessful in gaining a seat.
(If we’ve missed anyone, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).