John Barry Helin was elected Mayor of Lax Kw'alaams on Friday after the Nov. 19 election.

John Barry Helin was elected Mayor of Lax Kw'alaams on Friday after the Nov. 19 election.

John Barry Helin elected Mayor of Lax Kw’alaams

Defeats incumbent Garry Reece, two others in Nov. 19 band election

John Barry Helin has been elected Mayor of Lax Kw’alaams.

With 353 votes, Helin was elected by the community after the results were tabulated on Friday.

Helin defeated incumbent candidate Garry Reece (274 votes) as well as challengers Carl Sampson (300 votes) and Robert Moraes (99 votes).

In order of most votes cast, the elected 12 councillors for the band include Chris Sankey, Geraldine Alexcee, Kelly Sampson, Theodore White, Braden Dudoward, Russell Reno Mather Jr., Stanley Dennis, Helen Johnson, Barbara Henry, Angela Green, Sharon Haldane and Harvey Russell Jr.

Trustee candidate Elaine Miller was elected by acclamation.