Halifax Regional Municipality municipal election, 2008

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The Halifax Regional Municipality is governed by a mayor (elected at large) and a twenty-three person council, who are elected by geographic district; municipal elections occur every four years. HRM has established community councils where three or more councillors agree to form these councils to deal primarily with local development issues. Most community council decisions are subject to final approval by regional council. The current Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality is Peter J. Kelly.

The Halifax Regional Council is responsible for all facets of municipal government, including the Halifax Regional Police, Halifax Public Libraries, Halifax Fire and Emergency, Halifax Regional Water Commission, parks and recreation, civic addressing, public works, waste management, and planning and development.

The 2008 municipal elections of the Halifax Regional Municipality took place on 18 October 2008 in conjunction with Municipal elections across the province. Elections have been held every four years since the amalgamation of the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, the town of Bedford and Halifax County into the Halifax Regional Municipality in 1996. The regional council is made up of twenty three councillors and one mayor, all positions were up for election.

There are no political parties at the municipal level in Nova Scotia, so all candidates run as independents. Voter turnout in the last 2004 mayoral election was 54.45%.[1]

Advance voting was available using an internet voting system.

Halifax Regional Municipality Mayor[edit]

HRM Total Population, 2007 Census: 385,500
Candidate Votes % ±%
Peter J. Kelly - (Incumbent) 57229 56.827
Sheila Fougere 41107 40.818
David Boyd 2372 2.356
Turnout 100708 26.124

(Polls reporting: 569 of 570)

Councillors (2008 Candidates)[edit]

District 1: Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley[edit]

Sheet Harbour
Total Population, 2006 Census: 13,655
Candidate Votes % ±%
Steve Streatch - (Incumbent) 2312 61.46%
Bridget Ann Boutilier 1450 38.54%
Turnout 3762 37.05%

2004 Election - Steve Streatch 2,366 (46.4%); Laurie Taylor 1,367 (26.9%); Martin Singh 740 (14.59%); Randy Carter 600 (11.83%) - Voter turnout: 54.58%

District 2: Waverley - Fall River - Beaver Bank[edit]

Beaver Bank
Total Population, 2006 Census: 18,547
Candidate Votes % ±%
Barry Dalrymple 3727 56.61%
Krista Snow - (Incumbent) 2857 43.39%
Turnout 6584 48.00%

2004 Election - Krista Snow 2,577 (34.86%); Wayne MacRae 2,317 (31.34%); David Merrigan 1,573 (21.28%); Alexander Boyd 866 (11.71%); John Woods 60 (0.81%) - Voter turnout: 58.57%

District 3: Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 19,657
Candidate Votes % ±%
David Hendsbee - (Incumbent) 2957 60.43%
Spencer Colley 1936 39.57%
Turnout 4893 35.03%

2004 Election - David Hendsbee 4,217 (71.58%); Dexter Power 1,244 (21.12%); David Hill 430 (7.30%) - Voter Turnout: 43.93%

District 4: Cole Harbour[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 19,096
Candidate Votes % ±%
Lorelei Nicoll 2790 57.41%
Julia MacPherson 757 15.58%
Mark R Fernando 705 14.51%
Barry Smith 608 12.51%
Turnout 4860 34.65%

2004 Election - Harry McInroy 3,566 (54.19%); Ron Cooper 3,014 (45.81%) - Voter Turnout: 48.22%

District 5: Dartmouth Centre[edit]

Alderney Landing
Total Population, 2006 Census: 14,764
Candidate Votes % ±%
Gloria McCluskey - Acclaimed 0 0

2004 Election - Gloria McCluskey 3,217 (54.13%); John M. Cunningham 1,546 (26.01%); Peter Majeau 1,180 (19.86%) - Voter turnout: 50.51%

District 6: Dartmouth East - The Lakes[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 16,642
Candidate Votes % ±%
Andrew Younger - Acclaimed 0 0

2004 Election - Andrew Younger 3,263 (51.74%); Brian Warshick 2,748 (43.58%); Henry (Hank) J. White 295 (4.68%) - Voter Turnout: 52.19%

District 7: Portland - East Woodlawn[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 17,448
Candidate Votes % ±%
Bill Karsten - Acclaimed 0 0

2004 Election - Bill Karsten 1,656 (25.89%); Emmett Austin 1,533 (23.96%); Monique Smith 1,505 (23.53%); Norman Wiechert 1,243 (19.43%); John L. MacDougall 460 (7.19%) - Voter Turnout: 54.05%

District 8: Woodside - Eastern Passage[edit]

Fisherman's Cove
Total Population, 2006 Census: 17,523
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jackie Barkhouse - (Incumbent) 2450 56.62%
Christa Webber 1772 40.95%
Calland Wells 105 2.43%
Turnout 4327 35.95%

2007 By-election - Jackie Barkhouse 48.31; Brian Birt 25.12; David F Boyd 2; Beverley Skaalrud-Woodfield 24.58 2004 Election - Becky Kent 1,977 (39.53%); Bruce F. Hetherington 1,359 (27.17%); Maurice Henneberry 1,049 (20.98%); Steven Michael Barkhouse 616 (12.32%) - Voter Turnout: 42.95%

District 9: Albro Lake - Harbourview[edit]

Dartmouth North Community Centre
Total Population, 2006 Census: 15,829
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jim Smith - (Incumbent) 1799 60.65%
Brian LeBlanc 1003 33.82%
Wayne Sitland 164 5.53%
Turnout 2966 26.83%

2004 Election - Jim Smith 2,421 (66.73%); Clint Schofield 1,207 (33.27%) - Voter turnout: 36.14%

District 10: Clayton Park West[edit]

Clayton Park West
Total Population, 2006 Census: 14,829
Candidate Votes % ±%
Mary Wile - (Incumbent) 1693 48.468%
Jeff Campbell 950 27.197%
Nancy Sievert 850 24.334%
Turnout 3493 23.555%

2004 Election - Mary Wile 1097 (27.28%); Jeff Campbell 987 (24.55%); David Salah 789 (19.62%); Christine Smith 594 (14.77%); Daniel Roukema 554 (13.78%) - Voter turnout: 42.18%

District 11: Halifax North End[edit]

Göttingen Street
Total Population, 2006 Census: 14,893
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jerry Blumenthal 2442 52.146%
Patrick Murphy - (Incumbent) 2241 47.854%
Turnout 4683 31.444%

2004 Election - Patrick Murphy 1745 (35.15%); Eva Moore 1457 (29.35%); Debbie Kelly 603 (12.15%); Jocelyn Yerxa 556 (11.20%); Pat Pottie 381 (7.68%); Michael White 112 (2.26%); Michael Parsons 110 (2.22%) - Voter Turnout: 45.83%

District 12: Halifax Downtown[edit]

Halifax at night
Total Population, 2006 Census: 14,420
Candidate Votes % ±%
Dawn Marie Sloane - (Incumbent) 1144 39.750%
James Stuewe 996 34.607%
Jerome Downey 663 23.037%
Cameron Ells 75 2.606%
Turnout 2878 19.958%

2004 Election - Dawn Marie Sloane 1586 (51.78%); Irvine Carvery 717 (23.41%); Caley MacLennan 439 (14.33%); Mark Daye 321 (10.48%) - Voter Turnout: 35.83%

District 13: Northwest Arm - South End and Sable Island[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 14,867
Candidate Votes % ±%
Sue Uteck - (Incumbent) 2505 59.842%
Beverly W. Miller 1681 40.158%
Turnout 4186 28.156%

2004 Election - Sue Uteck 3141 (62.45%); Beverly Miller 1636 (32.52%); John Davis 253 (5.03%) - Voter turnout: 47.03%

District 14: Connaught - Quinpool[edit]

Oxford Theatre on Quinpool
Total Population, 2006 Census: 13,845
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jennifer Watts 1519 32.046%
Glenn Dodge 1125 23.734%
Ross McLaren 647 13.650%
Bill Forbes 607 12.806%
Andrea Hilchie-Pye 455 9.599%
Sean Phillips 256 5.401%
Katie Campbell 131 2.764%
Turnout 4740 34.236%

2004 Election - Sheila Fougere 3894 (81.01%); Stephen Parsons 777 (16.16%); Alexander Sang Lam 136 (2.83%) - Voter Turnout: 46.50%

District 15: Fairview - Clayton Park[edit]

Main Ave., Fairview
Total Population, 2006 Census: 13,382
Candidate Votes % ±%
Russell Walker - Acclaimed 0 0

2004 Election - Russell Walker 2953 (69.17%); Nathaniel Smith 1316 (30.83%) - Voter Turnout: 43.52%

District 16: Rockingham - Wentworth[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 14,202
Candidate Votes % ±%
Debbie Hum - (Incumbent) 2942 74.255%
Norman Duncan 1020 25.745%
Turnout 3962 27.897%

2003 By-Election - Debbie Hum 65.53%; Mary Wile 34.39%

District 17: Purcell's Cove - Armdale[edit]

Northwest Arm
Total Population, 2006 Census: 14,527
Candidate Votes % ±%
Linda Mosher - (Incumbent) 0 0
Jim Connolly 0 0
Turnout 0 0

2004 Election - Linda Mosher 3545 (68.32%); Graham Read 1087 (20.95%); Bill Meagher 557 (10.73%) - Voter turnout: 53.08%

District 18: Spryfield - Herring Cove[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 15,165
Candidate Votes % ±%
Steve Adams - Deputy Mayor - (Incumbent) 2863 75.741%
David Sampson 917 24.259%
Turnout 3780 24.926%

2004 Election - Steve Adams 3164 (62.47%); Bruce Cooke 1005 (19.84%); Jerry MacKinlay 612 (12.08%); Charlie Reardon 284 (5.61%) - Voter Turnout: 46.13%

District 19: Sackville - Lucasville[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 17,657
Candidate Votes % ±%
Brad 'BJ' Johns - (Incumbent) 3309 84.156%
Tim Hosford 623 15.844%
Turnout 3932 22.269%

2004 Election - Brad 'BJ' Johns 4028 (70.33); Raymond Smardon 827 (14.44%); Phil Syms 620 (10.83%); John Ferguson 252 (4.40%) - Voter turnout: 49.05%

District 20: Lower Sackville[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 16,126
Candidate Votes % ±%
Bob Harvey - (Incumbent) 2750 68.019%
Bruce DeVenne 1293 31.981%
Turnout 4043 25.071%

2004 Election - Bob Harvey 3089 (54.23%); George A Hoskins 1613 (28.32%); Steve Blackmore 994 (17.45%) - Voter turnout: 48.85

District 21: Bedford[edit]

Bedford waterfront
Total Population, 2006 Census: 16,780
Candidate Votes % ±%
Tim Outhit 3780 66.397%
Matthew Christie 1913 33.603%
Turnout 5693 33.927%

2006 By-election - Gary Martin 56.07; Ed McHugh 43.93

District 22: Timberlea - Prospect[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 19,377
Candidate Votes % ±%
Reg Rankin - (Incumbent) 2838 52.102%
John A. Stoddard 1359 24.950%
Shawn Lahey 1250 22.948%
Turnout 5447 28.111%

2004 Election - Reg Rankin 2038 (28.5%); Barb Allen 1999 (27.96%); Jack Mitchell 1426 (19.94%); Gary Sampson 732 (10.24%); Kathy Melanson 591 (8.27%); Lisa Mullin 201 (2.81%); Dennis Kirby 163 (2.28%) - Voter Turnout: 54.89%

District 23: Hammonds Plains - St. Margaret's[edit]

Total Population, 2006 Census: 19,627
Candidate Votes % ±%
Peter Lund 1580 30.373%
Doug Poulton 1538 29.566%
Gina Byrne 1521 29.239%
Deborah Brunt 563 10.823%
Turnout 5202 26.504%

2004 Election - Gary Meade 2984 (47.68%); Byron Kennedy 1177 (18.8%); Mike Marriott 650 (10.39%); Bill Woodwort 629 (10.05%); Kevin Hubley 535 (8.55%); John Profit 284 (4.54%) - Voter Turnout: 54.73%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Elections Result Recap Halifax Regional Municipality

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