More than a dozen in race for Pitt Meadows council

Nomination period ends Friday, advanced polls take place Nov. 9-10 at Pitt Meadows city hall

For the first time in years, the citizens of Pitt Meadows will have more than a dozen people on the ballot for council.

Couns. Deb Walters and John Becker join Gary Paller in the race for mayor, while incumbents Doug Bing, Bruce Bell, Gwen O’Connell and Tracy Miyashita will be seeking re-election to council.

Janis Elkerton is also looking to return to Pitt Meadows council after a four-year absence. John Clancy, who was on the ballot in 2008, is trying to win a seat this year.

There are several newcomers vying for the six council positions this year including George Coghlan, Gay Conn, Michael Hayes, David Murray, Charm Prophet, Rick Kreklewetz and Mike Stark.

The nomination period closes today at 4 p.m.

Advanced polls take place at city hall on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. Election day is Nov. 19.