Edmonton municipal election, 1977

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The 1977 municipal election was held October 19, 1977 to elect a mayor and twelve aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council, nine trustees to sit on the public school board, and seven trustees to sit on the separate school board.

This was the first election in which a nine member public school board was elected instead of the seven member board that had previously existed. It was also the last election to use only four wards; beginning in 1980, two aldermen were elected from each of six wards.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 116525 ballots cast out of 305342 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 38.2%.

Results[edit]

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
     Independent Cec Purves 38,720 33.92%
     Independent Laurence Decore 29,682 26.00%
     Independent Terry Cavanagh 28,941 25.36%
     Independent Ivor Dent 13,818 12.11%
Revolutionary Workers League Donald Tapscott 1,395 1.22%
     Independent Eddie Keehn 1,108 0.97%
     Independent John Horobec 479 0.42%

(William Hawrelak had been elected mayor in the 1974 election, but had died in office. Cavanagh was selected by council to replace him.)

Aldermen[edit]

Guide:

  • E.C.G.A = Edmonton Civic Government Association
  • E.V.A. = Edmonton Voters Association
  • U.R.G.E. = Urban Reform Group Edmonton
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
Party Candidate Votes Party Candidate Votes Party Candidate Votes Party Candidate Votes
U.R.G.E. Lois Campbell 12,958 Ind. Gene Dub 11,202 E.C.G.A Ron Hayter 11,425 U.R.G.E. Bettie Hewes 16,560
E.C.G.A Kenneth Newman 14,619 E.C.G.A Olivia Butti 10,553 Ind. Ed Leger 10,760 E.C.G.A William Chmiliar 14,473
E.C.G.A Paul Norris 12,014 Ind. Percy Wickman 8,755 U.R.G.E. Edward Kennedy 9,957 E.C.G.A Buck Olsen 14,090
Ind. Carl Paproski 11,926 U.R.G.E. Gerry Wright 6,311 Ind. David Stewart 6,342 Ind. Sheila McKay 10,876
E.C.G.A Bud Salloum 10,693 Ind. Bob Caine 5,304 E.V.A. Walter Doskoch 4,290 E.C.G.A Darryl Smith 8,958
Ind. Nick Fedorak 7,440 Ind. Solomon Agronin 5,153 Ind. Clarence (Chuck) Bolton 3,408 Ind. Mitchell Wijcik 6,515
Ind. Donald Eastcott 5,390 Ind. Kenneth Burton 4,668 Ind. Ernest Whitely 3,362 E.V.A. Ed Ewasiuk 6,192
Ind. Cal O'Brian 4,624 E.C.G.A Ed Baxter 4,138 Ind. John Lakusta 3,031
E.V.A. Gerry Paschen 3,983 Ind. Henry Rutkowski 3,167
Ind. Johannes Bosch 2,703 E.V.A. Robert Blakely 2,867
Ind. Olga Cylurik 1,870
E.V.A. E. J. (Slim) Powell 1,800
Ind. Richard Guthrie 1,171

Public school trustees[edit]

  • Shirley Forbes - 38468
  • Mel Binder - 37438
  • Ernie Lund - 35406
  • Jim Patrick - 33618
  • Don Massey - 33444
  • Catherine Ford - 33170
  • Richard Jamieson - 32371
  • James Falconer - 31754
  • Elaine Jones - 27494
  • Lorne Mowers - 26792
  • Vernon Johnson - 25896
  • Douglas Sorenson - 24397
  • Molly Glass - 21330
  • John Mason - 16319
  • Clare Brown - 16252

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

  • Leo Floyd - 16438
  • Jean McDonald - 15123
  • Barry Cavanaugh - 11506
  • Phil Gibeau - 11207
  • Laurier Picard - 11071
  • Raymond Pinkowski - 10342
  • Joe Donahue - 9810
  • William McNeill - 8664
  • Zan Matishank - 8436
  • Patrick Murphy - 7873
  • Lyle Lavender - 7039
  • John Kash - 6506
  • Paul Haljan - 4659

References[edit]

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections