In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1982. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: On November 20, 1982, Whistler elected a new municipal council, including Mark Angus as its new mayor (Pat Carleton, who had held the post from 1975 to 1982, did not run again). Also elected were Dave O’Keefe, Terry Rodgers, Bill Peterson, and Bernie Hauschka.
Question: Were you surprised by the results of the of the mayoralty election?
John Bartosik – Professional Freelance Photographer – High Forest
I’m proud to be part of the baby boom.
Shawn Ling – Ski Technician – Alpine Meadows
No, I wasn’t surprised at all. In fact I think all of those who got in were the most worthy candidates. Around here it seems that people vote for their friends and that turned out well this time.
Jeff Wuolle – Property Manager – Alpine Meadows
I would say that this a prime example of democracy in action. The only think that surprised me about the results was the margin.