1929 Edmonton municipal election
The 1929 municipal election was held December 9, 1929 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board, while four trustees were acclaimed to the separate school board). In the election's only plebiscite, voters didn't endorse the extension of the half day Wednesday shopping holiday by the required two-thirds majority.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: James Collisson, Alfred Farmilo, James Findlay, Charles Gibbs, and Frederick Keillor (SS) were all elected to two-year terms in 1928 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Samuel Barnes, Thyrza Bishop, and Frederick Casselman had all been elected to two-year terms in 1928 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Robert Adrien Crowe (SS), J O Pilon, and W B Trainor were continuing.
There were 18,549 ballots cast out of 40,993 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 45.2%.
- 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.
|Civic Government Association||James McCrie Douglas||9,754||53.06%|
|Civic Government Association||Ralph Bellamy||8,542|
|Civic Government Association||Arthur Gainer||7,979|
|Civic Government Association||Herbert Baker||7,681|
|Civic Government Association||Thomas Shaftoe Thompson||6,643|
|Labour||Edward James Thompson||5,612|
|Communist||Herbert John Pallot||590|
Public school trustees
|Civic Government Association||Albert Ottewell||9,779||SS|
|Civic Government Association||Arthur Cushing||8,742|
|Civic Government Association||Shurburne Tupper Bigelow||7,900|
|Civic Government Association||Robert Muir||7,860|
|Labour||Thomas John Johnston||7,124|
|Labour||Sophie N. Bell||6,788|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Charles Gariepy, Thomas Magee, A J Ryan and J Tansey (SS) were acclaimed to the separate school board.
Wednesday Holiday Plebiscite
- Plebiscite items required a minimum two-thirds "Yes" majority to bring about action
In favour of having Wednesday half-holiday extended to cover all the year except the month of December?
- Yes - 1,097
- No - 654