1919 Edmonton municipal election
The 1919 municipal election was held December 8, 1919 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board. T P Malone, Paul Janvrin, T S Magee, and Joseph Henri Picard were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board. In the election's only plebiscite, Edmontonians rejected a proposal to pay their aldermen.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Charles Hepburn, Samuel McCoppen, Henri Martin, John McKenzie, and Andrew McLennan were all elected to two-year terms in 1918 and were still in office.
With the election of Labour candidates Clarke, Kinney, East and Sheppard plus the continuing alderman McCoppen, Labour held five of the 11 seats on council following this election.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Joseph Duggan, Frank Crang, and William Rea had all been elected to two-year terms in 1918 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where J J Murray, Joseph Driscoll, and Joseph Gariépy were continuing.
11213 voters cast ballots. There were 15378 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 72.9%.
- bold or indicates elected
- italics indicate incumbent
- "SS", where data is available, indicates representative for Edmonton's South Side, with a minimum South Side representation instituted after the city of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River, amalgamated into Edmonton on February 1, 1912.
|Citizens' Committee||Matthew Easdale||4,427||40.48%|
Each voter could cast up to five votes.
|Citizens' Committee||Percy Abbott||4,233||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||John Bowen||4,093||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||George H. Scott||3,835|
|Labour||J. J. Murray||3,696|
|Citizens' Committee||Valentine Richards||3,524|
|Citizens' Committee||Charles Grant||3,230|
|Independent||Charles G. Davidson||2,982|
Public school trustees
|Labour||J. A. McPherson||5,682|
|Labour||J. W. H. Williams||4,099|
|Independent||E. T. Bishop||3,278|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
|Independent||T. S. Magee||acclaimed|
|Independent||Joseph Henri Picard||acclaimed|
|Are you in favour of paying each member of the Council the sum|
of $10.00 for each meeting of the Council attended by him
during his term of office, and for each Committee meeting so
attended $5.00. Provided that the total sum payable to any
member shall not be greater than $1,000.00 during any year,
nor more than $100.00 during any month.