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New faces join returning trustees on North Van, West Van school boards

October 18, 2022


There will be three new faces joining experienced trustees at the table for the North Vancouver School District this term. | North Shore News

By Jane Seyd, North Shore News.

There will be a few new faces among the familiar ones at the North Vancouver Board of Education this term.

Three experienced trustees in the City of North Vancouver – Christie Sacre, Megan Higgins and Mary Tasi Baker – all opted not to run for election this time around.

In their places, newcomers Daniel Anderson (with 5,593 votes), Lailani Tumaneng (with 4,531 votes) and Antje Wilson (with 4,414 votes) will join incumbents from the District of North Vancouver, who all reclaimed their seats on Saturday.

They include Linda Munro (who was elected in a byelection partway through the last term and reclaimed her seat with 8,358 votes), former board chair George Tsiakos (who won with 7,716 votes), and current board chair Kulvir Mann (who won with 7,157 votes) – who will also serve their second terms on the board. Longtime school trustee Cyndi Gerlach also reclaimed her seat at the board (with 5,705 votes).

In West Vancouver, four of the five incumbent school trustees were re-elected.

There will be one new face at the table, however.

Newcomer Felicia Zhu was elected (with 5,411 votes) to the school board.

She joins incumbents Lynne Block (with 6,164 votes), current board chair Carolyn Broady (with 6,118 votes), Nicole Brown (with 5,844 votes), and Dave Stevenson (with 4,814 votes).

Trustee Sheelah Donahue was defeated.