Sixteen candidates vying for Courtenay councillor positions

It will be a three-way race for mayor, while 16 candidates have officially submitted their names for one of six councillor positions

It will be a three-way race for mayor, while 16 candidates have officially submitted their names for one of six councillor positions on Courtenay council for the Nov. 19 municipal election.

As the official nomination period closed Friday afternoon, current mayor Greg Phelps will be challenged by current Courtenay councillor Larry Jangula and Bill Bate.

The 16 candidates running for councillor position are Jon Ambler, Bill Anglin, Erik Eriksson, Marcus Felgenhauer, Doug Hillian, Doug Kerr, George Knox, Ronna-Rae Leonard, Stuart MacInnis, Mark Middleton, Norm Reynolds, Jean Rowe, Dave Smith, Manno Theos, John Van Egmond and former mayor Starr Winchester.

Eligible voters will vote for one mayor, six councillors and two school trustees.