Serena Oh

Oh byelection claim goes to court

The City will defend against a claim by the last-place candidate in February's byelection.

Serena Oh will be taking the City of Langley to court, claiming that she is the rightful winner of the Feb. 27 byelection.

Nathan Pachal was elected with 740 of the 2,074 votes cast. But Oh, who took 57 votes – the least of any of the nine candidates – believes she should have received at least 1,500 votes.

Oh said she filed the official challenge last week.

Carolyn Mushata, who served as chief election officer for the byelection, confirmed Tuesday that the City’s law firm would be defending the challenge against the City.

City Mayor Ted Schaffer said he totally trusted the staff and system behind the byelection.

Oh previously ran for mayor in Langley Township in 2014, taking just over five per cent of the vote and coming in third. She was previously a realtor in the Burnaby area for years before moving to Langley.

 

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