BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Nechako Lakes

John Rustad BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 85 of 85
Candidate Votes Popular
John Rustad BC Liberal
4859 54.50%
Sussanne Skidmore-Hewlett BC NDP
2407 27.00%
Dan Brooks BC Conservative
1123 12.60%
Colin Hamm BC Green
457 5.13%
Beverly Bird Advocational
69 0.77%

At a glance

The BC Liberals won this northern district by a 20 per cent margin over Byron Goerz of the BC NDP in 2009, earning 56 per cent of the vote. The Liberals spent nearly 10 times more than the NDP in that race.

Incumbent BC Liberal John Rustad, parliamentary secretary for forestry to the minister of forests, lands and natural resource operations, will run again this May.

The BC NDP candidate is Sussanne Skidmore-Hewlett, a community organizer and court clerk.

Guide-outfitter and lodge owner Dan Brooks will represent for the BC Conservatives.

Colin Hamm, the BC Green candidate, is a former playground designer.

Beverly Bird is a candidate for the Advocational International Democratic Party of BC. As described by the Prince George Citizen, the party is "mysterious" and "wants to use a lottery to select MLAs and has $2.8 million in assets."

The Nechako Lakes electoral district was created in 2008. The district it replaced, Prince George-Omineca, was a BC Liberal stronghold since 1996.

Did you know?

Lakes loyalties: In 2006, Nechako Lakes had high rates of residents who did not move in the last five years. It also had a low rate of recent and total immigration, ranking among the lowest in the province.

Although it had one of the highest proportions in the province of aboriginal people and status Indians (the latter of which does not include Inuit or M├ętis) at the time, it had one of the lowest rates of visible minorities in the province. "Visible minorities" does not include aboriginal people under census guidelines.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: %)
Candidate Votes %
John Rustad BC Liberal 4949 55.8%
Byron Goerz BC NDP 3133 35.3%
Gerard Riley BC Green 559 6.3%

Telling Stats about Nechako Lakes

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 14% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 47% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 12% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Carrier: 1%, German: 0.9%, Punjabi: 0.6% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $63,103 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 75/20 70/30

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