2018 municipal election results:
Mayor: Tait (2,299, re-elected)
Parkinson (2,250, re-elected)
Logins (2,197, re-elected)
Original post: Maja Tait, the first-term mayor of Sooke and a former councillor, is being challenged by councillor Kevin Pearson.
Tait's mayoralty was contentious in that she left for maternity leave just one year following the November 2014 municipal elections. She returned on April 1st of 2016. During her absence councillor Rick Kasper took over her role as a CRD director. Although the role was to be an interim position, upon Tait's return there was some drama as Kasper wasn't all too happy to relinquish the position after Tait's absence. Even the mayor's husband got involved and there was a dispute between him and Kasper. Police investigated but closed the case.
Several Sooke councillors are also not seeking re-election for another term.