Leonard Krog BC NDP
Walter Anderson BC Liberal
Ian Gartshore BC Green
Bryce Crigger BC Conservative
Brunie Brunie Independent
At a glance
The BC NDP's Leonard Krog took the district of Nanaimo first in 2005 and again in 2009 with 53 per cent of the vote. He was first elected in 1991 in Parksville-Qualicum and in 2003 ran for the BC NDP leadership, but lost to Carole James.
Krog will run again this election. Other candidates include BC Liberal Walter Anderson, president of a computer company and past chair of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce.
The BC Green candidate, Ian Gartshore, is a marriage and family therapist who founded a non-profit, Shore Counselling Society, in Nanaimo. Bryce Crigger, a 23-year-old treasurer for the BC Conservatives’ Nanaimo constituency association with an undeniably excellent moustache, is the BC Conservative candidate. Crigger is the party's youngest candidate. See a Tyee profile here.
Brunie Brunie, described as a grandmother and "eccentric wooden boat shipbuilder," is an independent.
The district changed significantly in 2008 during a provincial boundary redistribution, keeping about half of its area and adding a significant amount of Nanaimo-Parksville.
Did you know?
In Nanaimo, almost one-quarter of children lived in low-income households (the tenth highest of all districts in the province) in 2006. This number is well above the provincial average of 15.1 per cent.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Leonard Krog BC NDP||11877||53.3%||Jeet Manhas BC Liberal||8086||36.3%||Dirk Becker BC Green||2036||9.1%||Linden Shaw BC Refederation||272||1.2%|
2005 Winner: Leonard Krog BC NDP
2001 Winner: Mike Hunter BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Nanaimo
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||18%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||44%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||12%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Punjabi: 1.1%, Chinese (all): 0.8%, Korean: 0.5%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$55,756||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||64/36||70/30|