REPORTING · 15th November 2014
Sitting in the District of Kitimat Offices waiting for the results to come in from the polling stations were four candidates. Germuth, Goffinet, Rattee, Lagace and Raj. Former Mayor Rick Wozney even dropped in to see the final results. They started coming in at 9:00 and were all in by 10:15.
The Mayoral results came in first, Germuth with a landslide of votes compared to the votes of the other Mayoral Candidates. The results are still unofficial at the moment. According to Germuth, He was nervous waiting for them to come in.
“It was great to see the support. Obviously, the people came out in large numbers to vote this time and that’s great,” said Germuth.
Germuth stated the first issues are housing, relationship building with the Haisla and supporting the industries who are looking at Kitimat.
“I would like to thank Joanne for her 30+ years of service. So many good things have come to this community because of her time on Council and her time as Mayor and Joanne really deserves a big thank you from the community of Kitimat,” said Germuth.
He also thanked his son Trevor for being able to look after his business when Phil has to go out of town and do work for the community. “I think he kind of likes it when I’m gone, to be honest,” joked Germuth.
Comment by Forest Fan on 16th November 2014
Congratulations to Phil and a big thank you to the vast majority of voters for recognizing that it was time for a change.
To Fay Ellen - The voters have spoken and in a loud voice have said that Ms Monaghan is no longer an appropriate ambassador for Kitimat - for many valid reasons.
To Ms Monaghan - Thanks you for your many, many years of service on council. I hope you will embrace a new stage of life - retirement - and enjoy the many pleasures it offers. There is more to life than politics.
Comment by FayEllen McFarlane on 16th November 2014
Good job! Thank you for recognizing the work Joanne has done for Kitimat. I'm thinking it would be great to appoint her as Ambassador for our community.