District of Taylor set for mayor and council election

The District of Taylor will see a race for mayor on October 20.

Incumbent mayor Rob Fraser and former district employee Laura Prosko have filed for the position.

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Fraser is seeking a second term after winning the 2014 election to replace Fred Jarvis, who served as the district's mayor for 28 years.

This is Prosko's first run for district office. She is the district's former community services director.

There will also be a race for the district's four council seats.

Incumbents Betty Ponto, Dave Lueneberg, and Brent Taillefer have filed to run. Also in the running are newcomers Michelle Turnbull and Sherry Davies. 

Anyone can challenge a candidate's nominations by 4 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Candidates can still withdraw from the race by Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

Election day is Oct. 20, with advanced voting on Oct. 10 and 17.

See below for a list of candidates. 


• Rob Fraser

Rob Fraser.

Fraser will seek a second term after winning the 2014 election to replace Fred Jarvis, who served as the district's mayor for 28 years. 

Read more about Fraser's run for re-election by clicking here.

Connect with Fraser on Facebook at facebook.com/Rob-Fraser-for-Mayor-of-Taylor.

Fraser can be reached by phone at 250-261-1208.

• Laura Prosko

Laura Prosko. - Matt Preprost

Prosko is the former community services director for the district.

Read more about Prosko's run for mayor by clicking here.

Connect with Prosko on Facebook at facebook.com/lauraprosko or on Twitter @LauraProsko.

Prosko can be reached by phone at 778-828-5879 and by email at lauraprosko@gmail.com.


• Betty Ponto

Betty Ponto.

Ponto will be seeking her fifth term on council. She was first elected in 2005.

Ponto can be reached by phone at 250-789-9139 or by email at bettyponto@shaw.ca.

• Dave Lueneberg

District of Taylor Coun. Dave Lueneberg. - District of Taylor

Lueneberg will be seeking a second term on council after being acclaimed in 2014, and shortly after moving to the district earlier that year.

Connect with Lueneberg on Twitter @councillordave.

Lueneberg can be reached by phone at 250-329-9343 or by email at davelueneberg@outlook.com.

• Brent Taillefer

District of Taylor Councillor Brent Taillefer - William Stodalka

Taillefer is seeking a third term on council. He was first elected in 2011.

Taillefer can be reached by email at brent_taillefer@yahoo.ca.

• Michelle Turnbull

Michelle Turnbull.

Turnbull stepped down as a manager at the district's Lone Wolf Golf Club to run for office, and was campaign manager for mayoral candidate Rob Fraser when he ran as an independent in the 2017 provincial election.

Turnbull can be reached by phone at 250-261-9774 or by email at maturnbull74@gmail.com.

• Sherry Davies

Sherry Davies.

Davies is former owner of Lilies & Lavender Floral Boutique in Fort St. John. 

Davies can be reached by phone at 250-262-8488, or by email at liliesandlavender@gmail.com.

Election day is October 20, with advanced voting on October 10. Voting will take place at the municipal hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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