Mary-Ann Booth has been elected mayor of West Van by a margin of only 21 votes. Booth’s margin of victory was the smallest in the Lower Mainland. The tally put Mark Sager at 4,373 and Booth at 4,394. With margins this tight it’s a good reminder that every vote matters in any election.
With current West Vancouver mayor Michael Smith choosing to to stand in the upcoming election, the job is up for grabs for five new faces on the ballot.
Whoever gets elected will have a huge impact on what marijuana legislation will look like in the city, as well as attempt to solve the traffic congestion that has plagued West Van for years.