Get to know your Squamish election candidates 

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Pique Oct.20, 2011

Squamish has three people running for mayor in 2011 election, 23 running for council, and six running for school board. Below you will find a little information about each one and a way to find out more about their campaigns.

Not all the candidates have provided information at this time so check back regularly as this page will be updated over the coming days.



Ron Bahm

Previous election experience as a candidate in 2005.


Rob Kirkham

Twitter: @robkirkham2011

First elected to Squamish Council in 2008 and plans to retire from his job as the Scotiabank manager in Squamish if he is elected mayor.


Auli Parvianen

Former Whistler resident working as a public relations consultant.




Eric Andersen

Born in Squamish and working as a forestry and transportation consultant. He's thrown his hat in to the ring out of frustration over land-use planning issues and economic strategy. He is a communications and research consultant. Andersen has served on various district working groups, task forces and committees, including the Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.


Phil Audet

Facebook: Phillippe Audet

Twitter: @Phil4_a_change

An avid climber, though a surveyor by trade. He worked on the Sea to Sky highway improvement project and has lived in Squamish for over 10 years.


Balvinder Biring

Forester working with the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resources . Has lived in Squamish for nine years. The father of one says job creation is a top priority along with transportation issues. Biring has been involved with municipal committees throughout his time in Squamish, including the Forestry and Industrial Land Strategy Advisory Committee. Biring also volunteers his time with various organizations - the Squamish Rotary Club, coaching a Squamish Youth Soccer team and coordinating the Squamish Punjabi School.


Sarah Braebrook

Platform is "Ability, Integrity and Public Service." Lived in Squamish for 18 years, serving on the board of the Castlerock Family Housing, Howe Sound Womens' Centre, and the Squamish library. Also member of the Chamber. Worked in financial management with banking institutions and has a degree from UBC in political science. She is working on a Master's in Business administration. Currently an Independent Financial Advisor.

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