Candidate Information

Declaration of Candidates for the RDCK 2022 General Election

Pursuant to section 97 of the Local Government Act, the following persons have been declared as candidates in the 2022 General Local Election by Tom Dool, Chief Election Officer for the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Office of Director of Electoral Area A
Garry Jackman

Office of Director of Electoral Area B
Roger Tierney
Tanya Wall

Office of Director of Electoral Area C
Adam Casemore
Kelly Vandenberghe

Office of Director of Electoral Area D
Aimee Watson

Office of Director of Electoral Area E
Reggie Goldsbury
Cheryl Graham
Dan Rye
Landon Veregin

Office of Director of Electoral Area F
Tom Newell

Office of Director of Electoral Area G
Anna Bundschuh
Hans Cunningham
Farrell Segall

Office of Director of Electoral Area H
Walter Popoff

Office of Director of Electoral Area I
Andy Davidoff

Office of Director of Electoral Area J
Henny Hanegraaf
Kim Tassone

Office of Director of Electoral Area K
Teresa Weatherhead

Declaration of Candidates for the RDCK 2022 General Election

General voting day is October 15, 2022 to elect one Director for each electoral area (A-K).

Who Can Run?

You may run for local government office if you meet all of the following criteria :

  1. You are a Canadian citizen;
  2. You are at least 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day;
  3. You are a resident of BC for at least 6 months before filing nomination documents; and
  4. You are not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other Act from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

You do not have to live in the jurisdiction in which you are running for office.

For more information regarding candidate eligibility please consult Elections BC.

The BC government has many helpful resources for those thinking of running for local office:

Key Dates for Candidates

The nomination period begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 30 and ends at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9. If submitting nomination documents by fax or email, originals must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 16.

At 4:00 pm on Monday, September 19, candidates will be declared by acclamation or by voting. Challenges to nominations will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 13.


Action or Deadline

August 23, 2022

Learn about Campaign Financing and Election Advertising Rules (Elections BC)

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual (Zoom) - 

To Request a Zoom link please contact them at 1-800-661-8683 or

August 24, 2022

Local Government Candidate Readiness Workshop - Castlegar

Click the link for more information


August 25, 2022

Local Government Candidate Readiness Workshop - Creston

Click the link for more information


August 30, 2022 9:00 am - Nomination Period beings
September 9, 2022

4:00 pm - Nomination Period ends

Declaration of Candidates

September 13, 2022 4:00 pm - Challenge to Nomination and Endorsement Period ends
September 16, 2022 4:00 pm - Original nomination documents must be received, if sent by email or fax
September 17, 2022 12:01 am - Campaign period begins
September 20, 2022 4:00 pm - Declaration of election by voting or by acclamation

 Nomination Documents

Nomination Package [PDF - 12 MB]

A nomination package is available for download by clicking the link above, or pick up in-person from the RDCK office in Nelson between 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also request a nomination package to be mailed to you by contacting the Chief Election Officer.

Any person who wishes to seek office (the Nominee) as an electoral area director must have a minimum of two (2) qualified nominators. Nominators must be eligible electors in the electoral area in which the nominee is seeking office. The Nominee must also pay a nomination deposit in the amount of $50.

Certain nomination documents, including elector organization endorsements, will be made available here for public inspection as they are received.

Notice of Nomination [PDF - 638 KB]

Election Signage Regulations

  1. Signs may be placed beginning at 7:00 am local time September 17, 2022.
  2. Signs must be removed by 8pm local time October 16, 2022.
  3. Signs placed along road right-of-ways must be set back at least 2m from the paved surface.
  4. Signs belonging to a candidate must be placed at least 10m apart.
  5. Signs belonging to different candidates must be placed at least 2m meters apart and in a way that does not obscure their content.
  6. Signs shall be no larger than 2m x 1m.
  7. Elections signage shall not:
    1. be unsightly, dilapidated, structurally unsafe, illuminated, a traffic distraction or interfere with the safety of vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians;
    2. be permitted to be attached or affixed to vehicles or trailers;
    3. visually obstruct, simulate, or detract from any traffic control signs;
    4. be attached to or placed on Regional District structures or property;
    5. be located within 100 metres of a voting place on voting days;
    6. obscure fire hydrants or house numbers; or
    7. contain language that is inappropriate, threatening, or derogatory.
  8. Election signage may be removed for cause if considered by the CEO as not meeting these requirements.

Campaign Advertising and Financial Disclosure

Elections BC administers campaign financing, disclosure, and advertising rules for local elections and assent voting in BC under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Please visit the Elections BC website for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Chief Election Officer
Tom Dool
Phone: (250) 352-8173

Deputy Chief Election Officer
Angela Lund
Phone: (250) 352-8160

The content on this page was last updated July 12 2023 at 4:24 AM