1948 Edmonton municipal election

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The 1948 municipal election was held November 3, 1948 to elect five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council. There was no mayoral election, as Harry Ainlay was in the second year of a two-year term. There were no elections for school trustees, as candidates for both the public and separate boards were acclaimed.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Armour Ford, Harold Tanner (SS), James McCrie Douglas (SS), Charles Gariepy, and George Gleave were all elected to two-year terms in 1947 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Mary Butterworth (SS), George Brown, Stewart Graham, and William Morrow (SS) had been elected to two-year terms in 1947 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Weldon Bateman (SS), Joseph Gallant, Thomas Malone, and Joseph Pilon were continuing.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 11,665 ballots cast out of 80,369 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 14.5%.

Results[edit]

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee Sidney Parsons 7,533 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Frederick John Mitchell 7,514 Green tickY
Independent Sidney Bowcott 6,313 Green tickY
Independent Athelstan Bissett 6,189 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Richmond Francis Hanna 5,729 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee W. E. Briggs 5,647
Citizens' Committee William Hawrelak 4,209 SS
Independent Percy Gwynne 4,100
Independent Reta Rowan 2,422
Independent Julia Kiniski 1,783
Independent William Chmiliar 1,723
Independent Frederick Speed 928

Public school trustees[edit]

Harry Fowler, James MacDonald, and Robert Rae were acclaimed.

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Adrian Crowe (SS), Joseph O'Hara, and Francis Killeen were acclaimed.

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