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John Dooley elected Nelson mayor

John Dooley will once again serve as Nelson’s mayor.

He defeated incumbent Deb Kozak and newcomer Bernie Brown in today’s election.

Dooley served as mayor from 2005-14, but lost to Kozak in 2014. He was also a councillor from 1999-2005.

The unofficial count had Dooley with 2,290, Kozak with 1,904 and Brown with 121.

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Here is our interview with Dooley tonight following his victory:

The councillors will be Rik Logtenberg, Brittny Anderson, Jesse Woodward, Cal Renwick, incumbent Janice Morrison, and Keith Page.

The vote totals are as follows:

MAYOR
Name Votes Elected Percentage of Vote Received Previous Office
John Dooley 2,290 YES
53.1%
Served prior to 2014
Debra Kozak 1,904
44.1%
Incumbent
Bernie Brown 121
2.8%
None
COUNCILLOR
Name Votes Elected Percentage of Vote Received Electoral Organization Previous Office
Rik Logtenberg 1,923 YES
44.6%
None
Brittny Anderson 1,862 YES
43.2%
None
Jesse Woodward 1,813 YES
42%
None
Cal Renwick 1,765 YES
40.9%
Coalition of Responsible Electors None
Janice Morrison 1,578 YES
36.6%
Incumbent
Keith Page 1,389 YES
32.2%
None
Rob Richichi 1,058
24.5%
None
Robin Cherbo 1,052
24.4%
Incumbent
Margaret Stacey 1,049
24.3%
Served prior to 2014
Michelle Hillaby 1,037
24%
Coalition of Responsible Electors None
Robbie Kalabis 1,031
23.9%
None
Joseph Reiner 944
21.9%
None
Bob Adams 939
21.8%
Incumbent
Brian Shields 912
21.1%
Coalition of Responsible Electors None
Travis Hauck 864
20%
Coalition of Responsible Electors None
Leslie Payne 819
19%
None
Laureen Barker 712
16.5%
None
Stephanie Wiggins 682
15.8%
Coalition of Responsible Electors None
Charles  Jeanes 254
5.9%
None
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