2022 Local Government Election: Official Election Results

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – Maja Tait has been re-elected as the Mayor of the District of Sooke, earning 2,403 of the 3,358 votes cast for Mayor, or 71.6%.

Elected Council candidates are:

  • Dana Lajeunesse – 1,807 votes
  • Jeff Bateman – 1,493 votes
  • Megan McMath – 1,339 votes
  • Al Beddows – 1,261 votes
  • Kevin Pearson – 1,209 votes
  • Tony St-Pierre – 1,067 votes

See the official election results for Mayor and Councillors here and statements of declaration:

See School District Trustee results here.

A total of 3,358 voters – approximately 26% of eligible voters – participated in the advanced polls and on General Voting Day. By comparison, in 2018 the eligible voter turnout was 4,078 voters or approximately 41% of eligible voters.

Inaugural Meeting of Council

The inaugural meeting of Council will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The meeting will include the Mayor and Councillors’ Oath of Office, and the Mayor’s Inaugural Address. Public are welcome to attend. Please note seating will be limited.

Online viewing is also available as the meeting will be streamed on the District’s YouTube channel.

Stay involved in Council meetings

All Council meetings are open to the public. Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are also streamed on the District’s YouTube channel. Watch live or view the recording at your convenience.

For details on upcoming Council meetings, please:

Other ways to stay involved

  • Subscribe to receive the District’s monthly e-newsletter or any of our preferred mailing lists.
  • Complete the citizen budget survey available every year from mid-June to mid-July.
  • Participate in the Annual Budget Open House (anticipated to take place early 2023).
  • Visit sooke.ca, our engagement website, where you can learn about current and recent projects open for input and stay informed on master plan implementation progress.
  • Say “hello” to District staff and Council and community pop-ups, at most Thursday Night and Saturday Community Markets in the summer.