Your Candidate for Saanich Council

Meet Kathleen

I’m passionate about contributing to the community that I live, work and play in, and firmly believe that nurturing relationships strengthens our community.

My varied private and public sector career has helped me develop a clear understanding of Saanich’s complex business community.

  • Executive Director, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
  • Community Engagement Volunteer, Saanich Police Department
  • Community Producer and Reporter, Shaw TV
  • Board Member, Victoria Chamber of Commerce (2011 – 2015)
  • Director, Victoria & Esquimalt Harbour Authority (2014 – 2015)

I am a mother to two sons, Jess and Jacob. I also recently participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, cycling from Vancouver to Hope over a period of two days to raise money for a charity near and dear to my heart.

Like you, I call Saanich home. I offer a community perspective and will work closely with you to find solutions to the issues we face in Saanich.  I pledge to listen to your interests and concerns when making decisions about your community.


How I'll help

Kathleen’s Focus Areas

Common-Sense Environmental Policies

I will offer leadership on environmental protection in Saanich by working with homeowners and the community to develop policies that protect truly environmentally sensitive areas in a responsible, considerate way.

Homelessness Solutions

I will bring a voice of reason to Council where homelessness is concerned. We must develop forward thinking solutions to this important and complex issue, not just another band-aid fix.

Support Kathleen’s Campaign

Individuals may contribute a maximum of $1200 to a municipal election campaign. Eligible individuals are BC residents and Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

DONATE BY MAIL: Please make cheques payable to “Kathleen Burton Campaign” and mail to:

763 Lavender Ave
Victoria, BC
V8Z 2M4

DONATE ONLINE: Please visit http://paypal.me/KathleenBurton2018 to donate online.

Thank you for your support!

Meet the Other Candidates

Mayor of Saanich
Former iPod Engineer, Apple

A council that works well together can enact change meaningful together. With your vote, we will bring cooperation to the council table and bring progress to the community.

Kathleen, Cory, Karen and Ian are all highly experienced professionals and passionate about the issues we face as a community. We have all pledged to work together, with you and for you, over the next four years.

Learn more about Mayor Atwell »

President, CBM Consulting
Ops Manager, Wingenback Inc.

In my experience as a business owner and operator, we all win when the public and private sectors work well together. If elected, I will support small business and encourage innovative solutions to address housing and transportation issues. 

I will also work to ensure that Saanich is the best place for families, students and retirees to live. I’ll support initiatives that make Saanich healthier and more livable.

Learn more about Cory »

Past Senior Vice-President, BC Pension Corporation

I’m proud to have served on Saanich Council for the past year.  

We need to make Saanich more affordable for homeowners, renters and businesses. If re-elected, I will work to bring your taxes in line with the rate of inflation by improving operational efficiency. All stakeholders must be fairly represented, and we will address these challenges by working together.

Learn more about Karen »

Former Broadcaster (CFAX, CKNW)

As a broadcaster, my goal is to uncover the truth, bring information to light, and be a voice for those people or ideas that aren’t always at the forefront. This isn’t always easy, but I feel that we have to question what we’re told and search for a better way forward.

It’s time for fair representation and honest communication in Saanich. With your support, I’ll ensure that you have a voice at the council table. 

Learn more about Ian »