Myhre moves on
Apparently, Whitehorse liked the status quo.
The municipal election saw five of the six incumbent candidates winning back their seats.
Jeanine Myhre was the only former councillor turfed by the electorate.
“The people made their choice and there’s nothing really to be upset about,” she said Friday.
“I voted for the people that I thought would best represent me if I didn’t get on, and some of them won, so I think that my philosophy will still be there.”
Myhre placed seventh with 1,459 votes, just about 300 votes short of Dave Austin, who took the sixth seat on the council.
Ranj Pillai and Betty Irwin are the two newcomers that won seats on council.
One seat was automatically up for grabs with former councillor Jan Stick not running for re-election.
“I probably could have tried a lot harder than I did,” admits Myhre.
“I didn’t really spend too much time or money on my campaign, so that was my own fault.”
Myhre isn’t ruling out the possibility of running for council again, but it’s not likely to be three years from now.
“Maybe some day down the road I might get interested in it again, but at this point I don’t think so,” she said.
“It was a great phase of my life, but there are other things I’ve got to try out now.”
The biggest disappointment was the low voter turnout, said Myhre.
“To be perfectly blunt, it’s pretty disgusting,” she said.
“We get hammered throughout the year about how we don’t consult people, and then they don’t even bother to vote.”