BC Election 2013 Map & Guide


Doug Donaldson BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 67 of 67
Candidate Votes Popular
Doug Donaldson BC NDP
3769 46.58%
Sharon Hartwell BC Liberal
2995 37.01%
Jonathan Dieleman BC Conservative
500 6.18%
Rod Taylor Christian Heritage
486 6.01%
Roger Benham BC Green
286 3.53%
Jesse O'Leary Independent
56 0.69%

At a glance

Doug Donaldson won the province's northwesterly seat for the BC NDP in 2009, by a small margin of 450 votes. The BC Liberals nearly doubled the expenditures of the NDP in this district. The district was created in 2008 from more than half of the former Buckley Valley-Stikine riding. It has historically been hotly contested, with only one recent win by a margin of over 10 per cent.

Incumbent Donaldson runs for a second term this May. The BC Liberal candidate is Sharon Hartwell, former mayor of the Village of Telkwa and a former director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

The BC Conservative candidate is Jonathan Dieleman, who worked in logging and mining before a paralyzing dirt-biking accident, and who now works for local Telkwa organizations.

The BC Green candidate is Roger Benham.

Jesse O'Leary is an independent candidate, and Rod Taylor represents the Christian Heritage Party of BC.

Did you know?

In 2006, the Stikine district had among the highest proportions of aboriginal people and status Indians (which does not include M├ętis and Inuit). Nearly 90 per cent of people aged 15 to 24 had a high school education or less, more than 10 per cent higher than the B.C. average at the time.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 65.3%)
Candidate Votes %
Doug Donaldson BC NDP 4274 50.4%
Scott Groves BC Liberal 3829 45.2%
Roger Benham BC Green 375 4.4%

Telling Stats about Stikine

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 13% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 51% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 13% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Gitksan: 1.1%, German: 0.8%, Carrier: 0.4% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $55,732 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 72/24 70/30

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