Nominations Close For City Council Election; Mayor and School Trustees Acclaimed

Nominations closed at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 with Brad West running unopposed and acclaimed to the position of Mayor for a second term. Christine Pollock for a second term and Michael Thomas for a third term are acclaimed to positions for Trustees for the Board of Education, School District 43.

Office of Mayor:

  • Brad West (acclaimed)

School Trustee:

  • Christine Pollock (acclaimed)
  • Michael Thomas (acclaimed)

The following candidates have filed nominations for the positions of six councillors.

Candidates for the offices of Councillor, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Dawn Becker
  • Cindy Carkner
  • Ivanka Culjak
  • Steve Darling*
  • Sarah Harbord
  • Derek Jeffrey
  • Mithila Karnik
  • Nancy McCurrach*
  • Erik Minty
  • Kevin Misera
  • Darrin Nielsen
  • Darrell Penner*
  • Paige Petriw
  • Glenn Pollock*
  • Justin Alexander Smith
  • Dean Washington*
  • Jami Watson
  • Jenny Zhou

* notes incumbent.

Qualified voters can head to the polls to cast their ballot on general voting day Oct. 15 or vote early in the advanced polls on Wednesday, Oct. 5 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Outlet) and Saturday Oct. 8 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre).

Port Coquitlam voters can vote by mail to elect six councillors. This opportunity is in addition to advance and general voting days, making voting even more convenient for qualified voters.

From now until noon on Oct. 15, you can apply for a mail ballot online at Voters can also pick up a mail ballot application in-person at City Hall – Elections Office. After Oct. 3 residents will need to pick up their ballot at the Elections Office once their application has been approved as it would be too late to send and receive the ballot by Canada Post mail.

The Port Coquitlam Election Office must receive the completed mail ballot by 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2022.

Visit to learn more about the candidates and where to vote.




Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499