Doug Routley BC NDP
Amanda Jacobson BC Liberal
Mayo McDonough BC Green
John Sherry BC Conservative
Murray McNab Independent
Anna Paddon Independent
At a glance
The BC NDP's Doug Routley won the island district of Nanaimo-North Cowichan in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009 with 54 per cent of the vote. He is currently critic for citizens' services and open government and the deputy critic for health. Over the years he's worked in industry, business, unions and politics.
Routley will run to defend his district this May. The BC Liberal candidate is Amanda Jacobson, a Ladysmith-based mortgage broker.
The BC Conservative candidate for the district is real estate consultant John Sherry.
The BC Green candidate is Mayo McDonough, who has worked in marketing and communcations and was an executive director of BC WorkInfoNet and at the Better Business Bureau.
Anna Paddon and Murray McNab are independent candidates.
This district was created in 2008 during the electoral boundary redistribution from the old districts of Nanaimo and Cowichan-Ladysmith.
Did you know?
Mother tongue: In 2011, the district tied for most native English speakers of all others in the province. Just eight per cent had a non-English mother tongue.
In 2006, Nanaimo-North Cowichan had a slightly higher number of single males over 15 and two-person earner families on government support.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Doug Routley BC NDP||12888||54.3%||Rob Hutchins BC Liberal||8426||35.5%||Ian Elliot Gartshore BC Green||2135||9%||Ronald James Fuson BC Refederation||271||1.1%|
Telling Stats about Nanaimo-North Cowichan
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||20%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||41%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||8%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||French: 0.4%, Punjabi: 0.3%, German: 0.2%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$56,976||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||82/18||70/30|