In my last post I looked at how the different candidates (and teams) gained and lost votes from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. In this post I’m going to look at who won each polling station (but only those used on election day, I’m not looking at advance voting). This is different from the previous look because Team Cote won the overall election by a wide margin (the difference between Chuck Puchmayr in 6th and Daniel Fontaine in 7th was 1300 votes), so even if the New West Progressives did manage to swing a polling station by 50 votes, it may not have made much of a difference in that polling station’s end numbers.
And that’s pretty much the case. For council, Team Cote swept thirteen out of the sixteen polling stations. At Herbert Spencer Daniel Fontaine beat out Chuck Puchmayr by 12 votes (396 to 384) to take sixth place. Fontaine won F.W. Howay, and Ellen Vaillancourt tied with Jaimie McEvoy for the sixth position with 141 votes. Queen Elizabeth saw all four New West Progressive council candidates in the top six, with Nadine Nakagawa in fourth and Chuck Puchmayr in sixth.
If we put this another way, Nadine Nakagawa was in the top six at every polling station. Patrick Johnstone, Mary Trentadue, Chinu Das, and Jaimie McEvoy were in the top six at fifteen out of sixteen, Chuck Puchmayr was in the top six at fourteen out of sixteen, Daniel Fontaine was in the top six at three out of sixteen, Ellen Vaillancourt was in the top six at two out of sixteen, and Paul McNamara and Bryn Ward were in the top six at one polling station.
The school trustee election was a little more wide open, which isn’t surprising as neither team fielded an entire slate of candidates. Of the candidates that did not get elected, Alejandro Diaz was in the top seven at five out of sixteen polling stations (his top result was at Herbert Spencer, tying for second with Dee Beattie with 406 votes), Cyrus Sy at four (fifth at F.W. Howay and Queen Elizabeth), Lisa Falbo at three (third at Queen Elizabeth), and Lisa Graham at two (third at F.W. Howay).
Of those who were elected, Anita Ansari, Dee Beattie, and Danielle Connelly were in the top seven at every polling station. Gurveen Dhaliwal, and Mark Gifford made it to the top seven at fourteen of sixteen, Maya Russell at thirteen, and Mary Lalji at nine.
If I were to provide analysis on this, I would say that New West city council has a city-wide mandate for their platform, excepting Queensborough. Even though they did worse than their city-wide average in other neighbourhoods such as Massey Victory Heights (which is where F.W. Howay pulls its voters from) they still have enough support that they would have easily had a strong majority on council from votes in those neighbourhoods.
The school board is a little murkier, but still shows a strong support for Team Cote’s candidates. Danielle Connelly, despite ending up sixth in the overall count, shows support from every neighbourhood in the city. This is in sharp contrast to her fellow New West Progressive candidates who showed varying and spiky support from a handful of neighbourhoods. My belief is that this is because Danielle Connelly is a strong candidate who has strong support in the community because of her involvement in the wider community for some time.
Here’s a question to chew on: Was Danielle Connelly helped or hindered by running with the New West Progressives?
Of the independent school trustee candidates, I was surprised at how well Alejandro Diaz did. I was not at all expecting him to place second at a polling station, even the one that’s essentially his “home” station (he lives in the Queens Park neighbourhood, and Herbert Spencer is usually seen as “Queens Park’s polling station”), and finishing in the top seven at five of the polling stations is a strong showing for a new independent candidate. I’m not surprised that Lisa Graham did well at F.W. Howay, as that’s her “home” station and she has some name recognition from her previous time on the school board.
Here are the top results from each of the polling stations:
585 Chuck Puchmayr 579 Nadine Nakagawa 575 Jaimie McEvoy 553 Patrick Johnstone 552 Mary Trentadue 489 Chinu Das 535 Mark Gifford 508 Anita Ansari 482 Dee Beattie 443 Danielle Connelly 437 Maya Russell 427 Gurveen Dhaliwal 362 Lisa Falbo
292 Nadine Nakagawa 279 Patrick Johnstone 278 Chinu Das 277 Chuck Puchmayr 274 Mary Trentadue 248 Jaimie McEvoy 293 Anita Ansari 272 Gurveen Dhaliwal 263 Mark Gifford 240 Dee Beattie 222 Maya Russell 214 Danielle Connelly 209 Mary Lalji
Fraser River Middle School
392 Nadine Nakagawa 335 Patrick Johnstone 333 Jaimie McEvoy 325 Chinu Das 324 Mary Trentadue 292 Chuck Puchmayr 312 Anita Ansari 295 Dee Beattie 286 Mark Gifford 284 Gurveen Dhaliwal 274 Maya Russell 188 Danielle Connelly 187 Alejandro Diaz
169 Daniel Fontaine 164 Mary Trentadue 157 Patrick Johnstone 147 Chinu Das 146 Nadine Nakagawa 141 (tie) Jaimie McEvoy 141 (tie) Ellen Vaillancourt 173 Mary Lalji 169 Danielle Connelly 164 Lisa Graham 159 Dee Beattie 142 Cyrus Sy 138 Anita Ansari 135 Lisa Falbo
Glenbrook Middle School
331 Nadine Nakagawa 324 Patrick Johnstone 318 Chuck Puchmayr 311 Mary Trentadue 296 (tie) Chinu Das 296 (tie) Jaimie McEvoy 322 Dee Beattie 295 Anita Ansari 283 (tie) Gurveen Dhaliwal 283 (tie) Mark Gifford 265 Maya Russell 259 Danielle Connelly 243 Mary Lalji
Glenbrook Park Amenities Centre
368 Nadine Nakagawa 365 Patrick Johnstone 356 Jaimie McEvoy 347 Mary Trentadue 336 Chuck Puchmayr 312 Chinu Das 363 Dee Beattie 322 Anita Ansari 310 Mark Gifford 275 Gurveen Dhaliwal 274 Maya Russell 232 Danielle Connelly 228 Cyrus Sy
486 Mary Trentadue 484 Patrick Johnstone 468 Nadine Nakagawa 420 Jaimie McEvoy 417 Chinu Das 396 Daniel Fontaine 423 Mary Lalji 406 (tie) Dee Beattie 406 (tie) Alejandro Diaz 405 Gurveen Dhaliwal 397 Mark Gifford 385 Danielle Connelly 372 Anita Ansari
279 Nadine Nakagawa 263 Mary Trentadue 249 Chinu Das 235 Patrick Johnstone 232 Chuck Puchmayr 213 Jaimie McEvoy 240 Anita Ansari 224 Mark Gifford 216 Dee Beattie 205 Gurveen Dhaliwal 199 Maya Russell 159 Danielle Connelly 158 Mary Lalji
279 Nadine Nakagawa 273 Chinu Das 260 Mary Trentadue 259 (tie) Patrick Johnstone 259 (tie) Jaimie McEvoy 224 Chuck Puchmayr 271 Anita Ansari 246 Dee Beattie 227 Gurveen Dhaliwal 221 Maya Russell 215 Mark Gifford 159 Danielle Connelly 153 Alejandro Diaz
658 Daniel Fontaine 622 Paul McNamara 585 Bryn Ward 581 Nadine Nakagawa 567 Ellen Vaillancourt 509 Chuck Puchmayr 668 Gurveen Dhaliwal 615 Danielle Connelly 605 Lisa Falbo 599 Anita Ansari 555 Cyrus Sy 469 Mary Lalji 458 Dee Beattie
359 Patrick Johnstone 340 Nadine Nakagawa 335 Mary Trentadue 305 Chinu Das 288 Jaimie McEvoy 259 Chuck Puchmayr 291 Anita Ansari 290 Danielle Connelly 288 Maya Russell 282 Dee Beattie 277 Mary Lalji 272 Mark Gifford 248 Cyrus Sy
Riverbend Housing Co-op
510 Nadine Nakagawa 481 Patrick Johnstone 466 Mary Trentadue 465 Jaimie McEvoy 443 Chinu Das 440 Chuck Puchmayr 437 Anita Ansari 389 Dee Beattie 384 Mark Gifford 370 Gurveen Dhaliwal 354 Maya Russell 294 Danielle Connelly 255 Alejandro Diaz
Royal Westminster Armoury
476 Nadine Nakagawa 422 Mary Trentadue 419 Patrick Johnstone 418 Jaimie McEvoy 376 Chuck Puchmayr 365 Chinu Das 362 Anita Ansari 359 Dee Beattie 351 Mark Gifford 327 Danielle Connelly 323 Gurveen Dhaliwal 304 Maya Russell 300 Alejandro Diaz
325 Nadine Nakagawa 298 Patrick Johnstone 294 Mary Trentadue 275 Chinu Das 272 Chuck Puchmayr 249 Jaimie McEvoy 285 Anita Ansari 268 Gurveen Dhaliwal 250 Mark Gifford 236 Dee Beattie 230 Mary Lalji 220 Maya Russell 217 Danielle Connelly
310 Nadine Nakagawa 273 Jaimie McEvoy 261 Mary Trentadue 248 Chuck Puchmayr 239 Patrick Johnstone 234 Chinu Das 251 Anita Ansari 249 Dee Beattie 232 Mark Gifford 228 Maya Russell 213 Gurveen Dhaliwal 191 Danielle Connelly 170 Lisa Graham
Sapperton Pensioners Hall
438 Nadine Nakagawa 420 Patrick Johnstone 399 Mary Trentadue 390 Chinu Das 375 Jaimie McEvoy 349 Chuck Puchmayr 442 Dee Beattie 413 Anita Ansari 335 Maya Russell 326 Gurveen Dhaliwal 325 Danielle Connelly 312 Mark Gifford 252 Mary Lalji