Joey Shithead from the punk band D.O.A. just got elected to Burnaby city council


Joe Keithley AKA Joey Shithead. Photo Abram Deyo

The Burnaby Citizens Association finally had its monopoly on city council broken Saturday night – but not by much.

The BCA elected seven members of its slate – the seven incumbents.

But according to the City of Burnaby website, with all polls reporting, the Burnaby Green Party’s Joe Keithley – the lead singer of punk bank D.O.A. – looks to have captured the eighth and final spot by a narrow margin – 15,745 votes to 15,530 votes for BCA candidate Baljinder K. Narang.

The BCA has had a stranglehold on council for multiple terms and had the biggest warchest of money to spend on the campaign so it wasn’t really a surprise that parties like the Burnaby First Coalition and the Burnaby Green Party couldn’t break through.

The big question is if Keithley and new mayor Mike Hurley can get anything passed while the BCA still has a majority on council.

These are the results according to the City of Burnaby’s website:

Dan Johnston, BCA – 19,930

Pietro Calendino, BCA – 19,707

Sav Dhaliwal, BCA – 19,625

Colleen Jordan, BCA – 18.787

James Wang, BCA – 17,839
Paul McDonell, BCA – 16,760

Nick Volkow, BCA – 16,008

Joe Keithley, Greens – 15,745

Baljinder K. Narang, BCA – 15,530

Joel Gibbs, Greens – 14,815

Rick McGowan, Greens – 13,700

Lee Rankin, Independent – 13,310

Mehreen Chaudrey, Greens – 12,600

Heather Leung, Burnaby First Coalition – 12,510

Janice Beecroft, Indepdendent – 11,553

Francesca Zumpano, Burnaby First Coalition – 11,508

Linda Hancott, Burnaby First Coalition – 11,338

Charter Lau, Burnaby First Coalition – 10,702

Erika Schinzel, Greens – 10,580

Carrie McLaren, Greens – 10,019

John Templeton, Burnaby First Coalition – 9,855

Claire Preston, Independent – 9,805

Alain Deng, Burnaby First Coalition – 9,362

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