Mirroring concerns over the recent unrest surrounding national elections in Pakistan, LHCC’s ever-vigilant board made sure that it could pull off the 2007 election of directors at the Virginia community association and control outbreaks of violence. The board arranged for 2 armed and highly visible guards to silence the growing political unrest in the community. Unverified reports of gang violence stirred up by the potentially scuttled skateboard park did not disrupt the polling place.
Robin Pedlar led all candidates with 465 votes. Lake Holiday new-comer Rick Bleck, who did not meet the 1 year ownership requirement for nomination set forth in LHCC’s bylaws and was invisible on the campaign trail, was nonetheless nominated and elected with 433 votes. The equally invisible Jo-Anne Barnard captured 464 votes, rounding out the concentrated voting. All 3 incumbent candidates (Wayne Poyer, John Martel, and Pat Shields) were re-elected.