First results of the night — Wilkie triumphs in Area G

Gerry Wilkie will be back for another term in Electoral Area G.

Gerry Wilkie has secured a second term as Area G director.

Incumbent Area G director Gerry Wilkie will get the second term he was hoping for, according to the first Columbia Valley poll results from tonight’s B.C. local government elections.

Wilkie was returned to his seat over former School District 6 trustee Roberta Hall by a margin of 202-126.

Looking at the preliminary election results, Hall fared best with voters at the Edgewater and Prestige Resort polling stations, where she beat Wilkie by 77-68 and 22-20. Wilkie, however, carried the Brisco and Wilmer polls by wide margins — 38-18 and 56-4. He also fared better in two rounds of advance voting.

Though this will be his second term as a director of the Regional District of East Kootenay, it’s Wilkie’s first campaign win. In 2008, he was acclaimed.

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