Edmonton municipal election, 1918

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The 1918 municipal election was held December 9, 1918 to elect a mayor and six aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council, three trustees to sit on the public school board, and four trustees to sit on the separate school board.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but four of the positions were already filled: Matthew Esdale, James Kinney, Warren Prevey, and Orlando Bush were all elected to two-year terms in 1917 and were still in office. Charles Wilson was also elected to a two-year term in 1917, but resigned to run for mayor; accordingly, Charles Grant was elected to a one-year term.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Henry Douglas, J A McPherson, Arthur Cushing, and E T Bishop had all been elected to two-year terms in 1917. On the eight member separate board, four of the positions were filled: M Kelly, F A French, Joseph Henri Picard, and H J Roche had been elected to two-year terms in 1917. To keep the terms properly staggered, one trustee - Paul Jenvrin - was elected to a one-year term.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 9046 ballots cast out of 10825 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 83.5%.

Results[edit]

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
     Labour Joseph Clarke 4,762 52.71%
     Independent Charles Wilson 4,273 47.29%

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Independent Charles Hepburn 4,861
     Independent Samuel McCoppen 4,090
     Independent Henri Martin 4,029
     Independent John McKenzie 3,825
     Independent Andrew McLennan 3,599
     Independent Charles Grant 3,530
     Independent Abraham Cristall 3,324
     Independent William Martin 3,277
     Labour Alfred Farmilo 3,119
     Labour William Spencer Fielde 2,615
     Labour James Findlay 2,591
     Labour J. E. White 2,466

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Labour Joseph Duggan 5,153
     Independent William Rea 4,588
     Independent Frank Crang 3,286
     Labour Frank Scott 2,217
     Independent C. Frost 2,029

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Independent Joseph Driscoll 563
     Independent Joseph Gariépy 464
     Independent Paul Jenvrin 423
     Independent G. W. Curtis 302
     Independent J. J. Murray 203

(Murray was elected over Curtis despite winning fewer votes because of the need for a representative from the south side of the North Saskatchewan River.)

References[edit]

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections