Vancouver municipal election, 2008

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Vancouver municipal election, 2008
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11 seats in Vancouver City Council
  First party Second party Third party
  Gregor Robertson Burrard.jpg David Cadman.jpg Vancouver politician Peter Ladner (2008).jpg
Leader Gregor Robertson David Cadman
(de facto)
Peter Ladner
Party Vision COPE NPA
Leader since June, 2008 2005 2008
Leader's seat Mayor Councillor Ran for Mayor (lost)
Last election 4 seats, 44.45% 1 seat,
N/A
6 seats, 47.34%
Seats won 8 2 1
Seat change +4 +1 -5
Popular vote 67,598 N/A 48,794
Percentage 54.39% N/A 39.26%
Swing +9.94% N/A -8.08%

Mayor before election

Sam Sullivan
NPA

Elected Mayor

Gregor Robertson
Vision

The 2008 Vancouver municipal election was held on November 15, 2008, filling seats on the Vancouver School Board, the Parks Board, the Vancouver City Council, and the position of Mayor of Vancouver. It was held at the same time as municipal elections throughout the province. Three major civic parties were represented: the Coalition of Progressive Electors, the Non-Partisan Association, and Vision Vancouver. The Green Party of Vancouver fielded one Park Commissioner candidate.

Candidates and results[edit]

All incumbents are marked with (I) before their names.

Mayor[edit]

One mayor was elected out of 15 candidates. Of the candidates, four were affiliated with a political party, and eleven were independent. Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver was elected.

Candidate Name Party affiliation Votes % of votes Elected
Gregor Robertson Vision Vancouver 67,598 54.39% X
Peter Ladner Non-Partisan Association 48,794 39.26%
Betty Krawczyk Work Less Party of British Columbia 1,346 1.08%
Marc Emery Independent 1,119 0.90%
Scott Yee Independent 942 0.31%
Patrick Britten Nude Garden Party 695 0.76%
Jeff Kuah Independent 600 0.48%
Angel L. Jimenez Independent 320 0.26%
Leon Kaplan Independent 299 0.24%
Bill Ritchie Independent 252 0.20%
Joe Hatoum Independent 241 0.19%
Gölök Z. Buday Independent 172 0.14%
Menard D. Caissey Independent 137 0.11%
N. Bur Maxwell Independent 125 0.10%

City Councillors[edit]

Ten councillors were elected out of 32 candidates. Of the candidates, 24 were affiliated with a political party, and eight were independent. Eight incumbent councillors were seeking re-election: four from Vision Vancouver, three from the NPA, and one from COPE. Of the elected councillors, seven were from Vision Vancouver, two from COPE and one from the NPA.

Candidate Name Party Affiliation Votes % of Votes Elected
(I) Raymond Louie Vision Vancouver 66,226 53.29% X
(I) Heather Deal Vision Vancouver 63,116 50.78% X
(I) George Chow Vision Vancouver 62,262 50.10% X
Kerry Jang Vision Vancouver 60,598 48.76% X
Andrea Reimer Vision Vancouver 59,148 47.59% X
(I) Tim Stevenson Vision Vancouver 58,380 46.97% X
(I) David Cadman Coalition of Progressive Electors 56,665 45.59% X
(I) Suzanne Anton Non-Partisan Association 52,941 42.60% X
Geoff Meggs Vision Vancouver 49,538 39.86% X
Ellen Woodsworth Coalition of Progressive Electors 45,877 36.91% X
Kashmir Dhaliwal Vision Vancouver 44,854 36.09%
Michael Geller Non-Partisan Association 44,353 35.69%
(I) Kim Capri Non-Partisan Association 44,270 35.62%
(I) Elizabeth Ball Non-Partisan Association 42,727 34.38%
David Lee Non-Partisan Association 42,195 33.95%
Kanman Wong Non-Partisan Association 36,795 29.61%
Korina Houghton Non-Partisan Association 34,588 27.83%
Leanore Copeland Non-Partisan Association 34,566 27.81%
Sean Bickerton Non-Partisan Association 33,510 26.96%
Daljit S. Sidhu Non-Partisan Association 28,894 23.25%
Chris Shaw Work Less Party of British Columbia 11,237 9.04%
Lea Johnson Independent 10,947 8.81%
Ian Gregson Work Less Party of British Columbia 10,493 8.44%
Geri Tramutola Work Less Party of British Columbia 8,619 6.93%
John T. Boychuk Independent 8,093 6.51%
Timothy Wisdom Work Less Party of British Columbia 7,435 5.98%
Marc Boyer Independent 4,305 3.46%
Audrey Jane Laferriere Independent 4,196 3.38%
Wendythirteen Independent 3,508 2.82%
Steve Wansleeben Independent 3,299 2.65%
Bud Oracle Independent 2,860 2.30%
Matt Kadioglu Independent 2,423 1.95%

Park Commissioners[edit]

Seven commissioners were elected out of twenty candidates. Of the candidates, 15 were affiliated with a political party, and five were independent. Two incumbent commissioners were seeking re-election: one from COPE and one from the NPA. Of the elected commissioners, four were from Vision Vancouver, and one each from the NPA, COPE, and the Green Party of Vancouver.

Candidate Name Party Affiliation Votes % of Votes Elected
Constance Barnes Vision Vancouver 62,973 50.67% X
Aaron Jasper Vision Vancouver 58,343 46.94% X
Sarah Blyth Vision Vancouver 56,775 45.68% X
(I) Loretta Woodcock Coalition of Progressive Electors 49,901 40.15% X
Raj Hundal Vision Vancouver 48,871 39.32% X
Stuart MacKinnon Green Party of Vancouver 48,415 38.95% X
(I) Ian Robertson Non-Partisan Association 44,005 35.41% X
Anita Romaniuk Coalition of Progressive Electors 43,636 35.11%
Marty Zlotnik Non-Partisan Association 42,633 34.30%
Melissa De Genova Non-Partisan Association 42,062 33.84%
Laura McDiarmid Non-Partisan Association 37,841 30.45%
Christopher Richardson Non-Partisan Association 35,849 28.84%
Sharon Urton Non-Partisan Association 33,129 26.66%
Naresh Shukla Non-Partisan Association 27,350 22.01%
Jamie Lee Hamilton Independent 15,405 12.39%
Juliet Victoria Andalis Independent 11,730 9.44%
Richard Mayencourt Independent 11,152 8.97%
Ivan Dumenc Work Less Party of British Columbia 10,919 8.79%
Thomas Lockhart Independent 6,832 5.50%
Peter Raymond Haskell Independent 5,674 4.57%

School Trustees[edit]

Nine school trustees were elected out of 19 candidates. Of the candidates, 17 were affiliated with a political party, and two were independent. Five incumbent trustees were seeking re-election: three from the NPA, and two from COPE. Of the elected trustees, four were from Vision Vancouver, three from COPE and two from NPA.

Candidate Name Party Affiliation Votes % of Votes Elected
Patti Bacchus Vision Vancouver 64,451 51.67% X
Mike Lombardi Vision Vancouver 62,772 50.32% X
Ken Clement Vision Vancouver 62,096 49.78% X
Sharon E. Gregson Vision Vancouver 61,417 49.24% X
(I) Allan Wong Coalition of Progressive Electors 56,027 44.92% X
(I) Al Blakey Coalition of Progressive Electors 49,045 39.32% X
Jane Bouey Coalition of Progressive Electors 48,227 38.66% X
(I) Ken Denike Non-Partisan Association 46,777 37.50% X
(I) Carol Gibson Non-Partisan Association 46,048 36.92% X
Bill Bargeman Coalition of Progressive Electors 45,981 36.86%
Heather Holden Non-Partisan Association 45,921 36.81%
Alvin Singh Coalition of Progressive Electors 43,754 35.08%
Sophia Woo Non-Partisan Association 43,538 34.90%
(I) Clarence Hansen Non-Partisan Association 40,953 32.83%
Eileen Le Gallais Non-Partisan Association 37,598 30.14%
Margit Nance Non-Partisan Association 35,014 28.07%
Lakhbir Singh Non-Partisan Association 33,659 26.98%
Robert Allan Stark Independent 10,914 8.75%
Peter Raymond Haskell Independent 10,370 8.31%

Capital Plan questions[edit]

The following Capital Plan questions were posed to voters:[1]

Public works[edit]

1. Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2011, to borrow an aggregate $93,820,000 for the following purposes?

  • Street and Bridge Infrastructure at $66,607,000
  • Traffic and Safety Improvements at $12,553,000
  • Street Lighting, Traffic Signal, and Communications Systems at $14,660,000
Option Votes Percentage
Yes 78,506 63.16%
No 28,024 36.84%
Total Votes 124,285 100%

Public safety and civic facilities[edit]

2. Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2011, to borrow an aggregate $68,605,000 for the following purposes?

  • Public Safety at $31,965,000
  • Civic Facilities at $32,490,000
  • Library at $4,150,000
Option Votes Percentage
Yes 79,429 63.91%
No 26,679 36.09%
Total Votes 124,285 100%

Parks and recreation facilities[edit]

3. Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2011, to borrow an aggregate $59,575,000 for the following purposes?

  • Recreation Facilities at $52,247,000
  • Parks at $7,328,000
Option Votes Percentage
Yes 77,259 62.16%
No 29,366 37.84%
Total Votes 124,285 100%

Voter and party statistics[edit]

Voter turnout[edit]

Of the 403,663 registered voters, there were 124,285 recorded ballots, marking the voter turnout at 30.79%. This is an decrease of 1.66% from the 32.45% turnout during the previous municipal election in 2005.[2]

Elected percentage by party[edit]

Party Mayor Councillors Park Commissioners School Trustees Total candidates
# Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected
Green Party of Vancouver NIL N/A NIL N/A 1/1 100.0% NIL N/A 1/1 100.0%
Vision Vancouver 1/1 100.0% 7/8 87.5% 4/4 100.0% 4/4 100.0% 16/17 94.1%
Coalition of Progressive Electors NIL N/A 2/2 100.0% 1/2 50.0% 3/5 60.0% 6/9 66.7%
Non-Partisan Association 0/1 0.0% 1/10 10.0% 1/7 14.3% 2/8 25.0% 4/26 15.4%
Work Less Party of British Columbia 0/1 0.0% 0/4 0.0% 0/1 0.0% NIL N/A 0/6 0.0%
Nude Garden Party 0/1 0.0% NIL N/A NIL N/A NIL N/A 0/1 0.0%
Independent candidates 0/11 0.0% 0/8 0.0% 0/5 0.0% 0/2 0.0% 0/26 0.0%

Seat changes by party[edit]

Party Mayor & Councillors Park Commissioners School Trustees Total elected
2005 2008 % Change % Seats 2005 2008 % Change % Seats 2005 2008 % Change % Seats 2005 2008 % Change % Seats
Vision Vancouver 4 8 +100.00% 72.73% 0 4 N/A 57.14% 0 4 N/A 44.44% 4 16 +400.00% 59.26%
Coalition of Progressive Electors 1 2 +100.00% 18.18% 2 1 -50.00% 14.29% 3 3 ±0.00% 33.33% 6 6 ±0.00% 22.22%
Non-Partisan Association 7 1 -85.71% 9.09% 5 1 -80.00% 14.29% 6 2 -66.67% 22.22% 17 4 -76.47% 14.81%
Green Party of Vancouver 0 0 ±0.00% 0.0% 0 1 N/A 0.00% 0 0 ±0.00% 0.00% 0 1 N/A 3.70%

References[edit]

General[edit]

  • "Election summary - Election 2008 - City of Vancouver Elections". City of Vancouver. Retrieved 2014-07-27.

Specific[edit]

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