working with community
Comox has been my home for 22 years. I’ve raised my family here and now I have the joy of watching my grandchildren grow up here. I know our community and I’ve seen and been a part of the changes. I respect the beauty that surrounds us, and welcome growth cautiously, knowing it can enhance our lives, while being mindful of who we are as a community.


  • To continue building on waterfront enhancement linking a vibrant downtown core
  • To seek ways to offset the ever increasing burden of commercial and property tax, keeping it fair and affordable
  • To make Comox a vibrant and accessible community for all ages

community service

  • Board Member, Comox Valley Community Justice Centre
  • Board Member, Salvation Army Community Council
  • Board Member, Downtown Comox Business Improvement Association
  • Member, Comox Valley Rotary Club

Having served with Russ

on the board of the Community Justice Centre and as a Rotarian, I know he is dedicated and committed to the well-being of our community.

– Inspector Tom Gray, Office-in-Charge (rtd) Comox Valley RCMP

I have had the opportunity to work with Russ Arnott

at the Canadian forces housing agency. During my time there I have watched Russ spend public money in the most responsible way possible. Where there was much opportunity for things to go wrong, dozens of projects, came in on time and under budget. This is what I would expect from Russ as mayor of Comox.

– Ben Eni, Comox Resident 

My Experience with Russ

at the council table showed me he is a strong participant and cares deeply about our town.

– Patti Fletcher, Comox Councillor 2002-2014

As CFB Comox Base Commander

I had the pleasure of working with Russ Arnott as the Base Housing Manager for several years. Russ was a key member of our leadership team and developed excellent working relationships with internal and external agencies, including HQ in Ottawa. Russ was always ready to listen to our concerns and worked very hard to improve the quality of life for military personnel, especially those with young families. I firmly believe that Russ would make an outstanding Mayor for the Town of Comox, especially given his unassuming and collaborative approach to issues. I will be voting for Russ Arnott in today’s advance polls!

Please join me in electing Russ Arnott as our new Mayor.

– Colonel (Rtd) Jim Benninger

Contact Russ Arnott, Mayor of Comox, BC

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