Mayor's chair attracts 8

Two men who have battled city hall in recent years are the latest to show an interest in running for mayor in October.

Jim McMullan, a strong opponent of Kelowna's new downtown waterfront Tourist Information Centre, and Bakery Boardshop owner Bobby Kennedy have both picked up nomination packages from city hall.

Kennedy and the city went to court earlier this summer after his business was slapped with a petition to stop selling cannabis from his storefront on Pandosy Street. He has since ceased selling the product.

The two men join Bob Schewe, Joshua Hoggan and incumbent Colin Basran as those who have allowed their names to go public.

In all, eight people have taken out nomination papers for mayor, however, three have elected not to make their names public.

Another 18 people have taken nomination papers for city council positions, including just four incumbents. Current councillors Tracy Gray, Charlie Hodge, Maxine DeHart and Brad Sieben have not yet picked up papers publicly.

The latest names of note include Kyle Friesen, Greg Dahms and Kevin Bond.

Four packages have been picked up for school trustee, including incumbent Julia Fraser and Joachim Nierfeld.

Nomination papers must be completed, and returned to city hall between Tuesday, Sept. 4 and the close of business Friday, Sept. 14.

Voters go to the polls to elect a new mayor, council and school board Oct. 20.

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