Chilliwack-Sumas

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Chilliwack-Sumas was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada from 2001 to 2009.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 46,700
Population Change, 1996–2001 7.7%
Area (km²) 259.46
Pop. Density (people per km²) 180

Geography[edit]

1999 Redistribution[edit]

Changes from Chilliwack to Chilliwack-Sumas include:

  • Removal of half of the City of Chilliwack
  • Removal of all area east of the City of Chilliwack

Changes from other electoral district to Chilliwack-Sumas

  • Inclusion of the southwestern portion of the City of Abbotsford
  • Inclusion of Sumas Mountain

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Hon. John Les, a former mayor of Chilliwack. He was first elected in 2001. He represents the British Columbia Liberal Party. Mr. Les was appointed Minister of Small Business and Economic Development on Jan. 26, 2004. He is seeking re-election in the newly created Chilliwack riding for the 2009 election.[needs update]

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Les 11,995 57.36%
New Democratic John-Henry Harter 6,477 30.97%
Green Norm Siefken 1,731 8.28%
Democratic Reform Brian Downey 315 1.51%
Youth Coalition Augustine Lee 266 1.27%
Moderates Adam James Solheim 127 0.61%
Total 20,911 100.00%
B.C. General Election 2001: Chilliwack-Sumas
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John Les 14,137 74.80% $38,708
     NDP Christine Muise 2,434 12.88% $4,360
     Conservative Grant Cepuran 1,199 6.34% $354
     Marijuana Norm Siefken 1,130 5.98% $973
Total valid votes 18,900 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 168 0.89%
Turnout 19,068 70.58%

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