Three-way race in Lumby

There’s bound to be a lot of new faces on Lumby council after Nov. 19 with only three incumbents seeking re-election.

There’s bound to be a lot of new faces on Lumby council after Nov. 19 with only three incumbents seeking re-election.

There’s a three-way race in Lumby for mayor, along with eight candidates vying for four councillor positions.

Coun. Janet Green is looking to move up in the political ranks as she seeks the mayor’s chair. She joins incumbent mayor Kevin Acton and Whitevale resident Jim McEwan in pursuit of the top position.

“I think Kevin’s a great guy, we just have some philosophical differences,” said Green, who with a background in administration, sees things differently.

“I have elected to challenge this position because there is a need for strong leadership to bring the community together to promote economic growth for the benefit of all residents.”

Prior to coming into office in 2009, as a result of a by-election, Green spent 34 years working in health care with involvement in research, education and administration. She retired to the Okanagan from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in 2005.

“I strive to represent the majority of the electorate on potentially contentious issues and I strive to determine the wishes of the electorate before voting on contentious issues before council,” said the widowed 62-year-old. “I am known to be forthright and honest.”

Voters have eight choices for councillor. They are: Murray August, Jo Anne Fisher, Judy Gibbs, James Harvey, Nick Hodge, incumbent Lori Mindnich, Randal Ostafichuk and Elinor Turrill.