1958 Edmonton municipal election

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The 1958 municipal election was held October 15, 1958 to elect six aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council, four trustees to sit on the separate school board, and three trustees to sit on the public school board. There was no election for mayor, as William Hawrelak was one year into a two-year term.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but four of the positions were already filled: Cliffard Roy, William Connelly, Hu Harries, and Reginald Easton were all elected to two-year terms in 1957 and were still in office. James Falconer was also elected to a two-year term in 1957, but had resigned; accordingly, William Henning was elected to a one-year term to complete Falconer's term.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Ernest Hanna, Angus MacDonald, Robert Johnson, and Douglas Thomson were elected to two-year terms in 1957 and were still in office. On the separate board, there were four vacancies: Orest Demco, Catherine McGrath, and Joseph Moreau were acclaimed to two-year terms in 1957 and were still in office. Michael O'Byrne had also been acclaimed to a two-year term in 1957, but had resigned; accordingly, William Burke was elected to a one-year term to complete O'Byrne's term.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 18650 ballots cast out of 145701 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 12.8%.

Results[edit]

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee Frederick John Mitchell 13,263   Green tickY
Citizens' Committee George Prudham 12,230 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Donald Bowen 12,110 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Ethel Wilson 12,103   Green tickY
Independent Laurette Douglas 10,848   Green tickY
Citizens' Committee William Henning 10,710 SS Green tickY
Independent Charles Simmonds 6,839 SS
Independent Orval Allen 5,672 SS
Edmonton Voters Association Julia Kiniski 4,283
Edmonton Voters Association Harper McCrae 4,036
Edmonton Voters Association Louis Broten 3,090
Edmonton Voters Association William Chmiliar 2,805 SS
Edmonton Voters Association Peter Uganecz 2,061
Edmonton Voters Association Stephen Senio 1,861 SS

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee J. Percy Page 13,518 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Robert Thorogood 12,119 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee William Orobko 9,745 Green tickY
Edmonton Voters Association David Graham 7,462
Edmonton Voters Association J. Franchuk 2,530

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

  • Leo Lemieux - 2626
  • Vincent Dantzer - 2254
  • E D Stack - 2141
  • William Burke - 1789
  • Paul Norris - 1531
  • Terance Hughes - 1445
  • William Vetsch - 1239
  • William Belous - 933
  • Walter Sievers - 839

References[edit]

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections