Courtenay mayor-elect Larry Jangula is flanked by sons Todd and Craig.

Mayor-elect Jangula ‘amazed, overwhelmed’ in Courtenay

Larry Jangula narrowly toppled incumbent mayor Greg Phelps in Courtenay, with Bill Bate finishing a distant third.

Larry Jangula narrowly toppled incumbent mayor Greg Phelps in Courtenay, with Bill Bate finishing a distant third.

Jangula, who did not run for re-election as a councillor to run for mayor, earned 2,543 votes, 77 more than Phelps garnered. Bate got 257 ballots.

“I’m amazed. I’m overwhelmed,” Jangula reacted.

“I want to thank all the people who voted for me and I thank the people who didn’t vote for me” for being part of the democratic process, he added.

Jangula thanked his wife Jeanette, sons Todd and Craig and his campaign team.

Manno Theos topped all council candidates, with fellow incumbent Jon Ambler a strong second. Former mayor Starr Winchester was third, incumbents Ronna-Rae Leonard and Doug Hillian were re-elected and newcomer Bill Anglin took the sixth and final council seat.

Longtime councillor Murray Presley did not run for re-election.

Marcus Felgenhauer, Mark Middleton, Dave Smith, former school board trustee Jean Rowe, former councillor Erik Eriksson, Norm Reynolds, John Van Egmond, Doug Kerr, George Knox and Stu MacInnis completed the 16-candidate field.

Vote totals (e=elected):

Mayor:

e-Larry Jangula     2543

Greg Phelps         2466

Bill Bate           257

Council:

e-Manno Theos       3156

e-Jon Ambler        2707

e-Starr Winchester  2583

e-Ronna-Rae Leonard 2410

e-Doug Hillian      2142

e-Bill Anglin       1923

Marcus Felgenhauer  1557

Mark Middleton      1515

Dave Smith          1404

Jean Rowe           1357

Erik Eriksson       1264

Norm Reynolds       1248

John Van Egmond     1198

Doug Kerr           1027

George Knox         652

Stu MacInnis        588

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