Karen Cathcart wins close race in Area A

Columbia Shuswap Regional District (Area A): Karen Cathcart has unseated incumbent Director Garry Habart by 22 votes in Area A.

The Star has received unconfirmed reports that Cathcart has won the race to become Director of Area A

The Star has received unconfirmed reports that Cathcart has won the race to become Director of Area A

Karen Cathcart has unseated incumbent Director Garry Habart by 22 votes in Area A.

The Star reported an hour ago that Cathcart received a call informing her of her win, and the results are now official through the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s website.

Cathcart earned 348 (46.1%) votes to best Habart’s 326 (43.2%). Brian Spain, the only other candidate for Director in Area A, received 81 votes.

Interestingly, Cathcart earned all 24 votes cast in Field, while Habart held a 58-23 lead in Parson and a 72-52 lead in Nicholson. Big lead for Cathcart among voters who chose to cast ballots in Golden, with a 53-46 advantage on Nov. 5 and a 167-108 win today.