At least three members of District of Squamish Council are committed to campaigning to keep their jobs 10 months from now, while the rest say they haven't decided if they will seek re-election.
Mayor Ian Sutherland was the first out of the gate last year when he announced his intention to run for a second term.
The Chief asked each member of the current council if they plan to make their future plans known.Councillors Ray Peters and Sonja Lebans both confirmed they intend to run.
"I just bought a new truck and I have to pay it off," Peters said with a laugh after the regular council meeting on Jan. 18.
Lebans didn't hesitate when she was asked on Tuesday (Jan. 25).
Coun. Corinne Lonsdale isn't ready to reveal her plans.
"You'll just have to wait," she said when she was asked this week.
Coun. Jeff Dawson indicated he is interested in seeking a second term.
"I hadn't given it any thought, but all things being equal, sure, I'd like to run again," said Dawson. "But, until I talk it over with my family, nothing is official I guess. I just hope we don't spend the next six or seven months campaigning when we should be governing and getting things done."
Coun. Raj Kahlon ruled out running for mayor. He said he wasn't interested in holding Squamish's top political office.
As for a third term as a councillor, Kahlon did not clearly state his intentions.
A total of 15 candidates ran for council in 2002. Kahlon picked up the most votes with support from 3,608 voters. Fenn polled second behind Kahlon with 3,088 votes and he was followed by Peters, Lebans, Lonsdale and Dawson respectively. Dawson was less than 100 votes behind Lonsdale and Mohammad Afsar placed seventh, more than 100 votes behind Dawson.
Sutherland faced Paul Lalli and Ron Bahm Sr. in the race for mayor. Lalli collected 2,349 votes while Sutherland won support from 2,919.
Contacted earlier this month, Lalli told The Chief he plans to announce plans for his political future some time in February.