1960 Edmonton municipal election
The 1960 Edmonton, Alberta municipal election was held October 19, 1960, to elect five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on each of the public and separate school boards. The electorate also decided eight plebiscite questions.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: William Henning, Angus McGugan, Ed Leger, Gordon McClary, and McKim Ross were all elected to two-year terms in 1959 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Angus MacDonald, Edith Rogers, Vernon Johnson, and Douglas Thomson were elected to two-year terms in 1959 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Joseph Moreau, Orest Demco, Catherine McGrath, and Henry Carrigan were continuing.
- 1 Voter turnout
- 2 Results
- 3 References
There were 26009 ballots cast out of 158771 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 16.4%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Civic Government Association||Frederick John Mitchell||13,836|
|Civic Reform Association||George Prudham||13,258|
|Civic Government Association||Morris Weinlos 13,105|
|Civic Government Association||Ethel Wilson||10,969|
|Civic Reform Association||Milton Lazerte||10,847|
|Civic Reform Association||C. H. Clarke||9,454|
|Civic Government Association||Stanley Milner||8,659|
|Civic Reform Association||Ian MacDonald Nicoll||8,553|
|Civic Government Association||Sidney Wrigglesworth||5,756|
|Civic Reform Association||Rex Martin||5,540|
|Independent||E. J. (Slim) Powell||2,876|
Public school trustees
|Better Education Association & Civic Reform Association||Warren Edward (Ted) Smith||11,833|
|Better Education Association||John Andrews||11,729|
|Better Education Association||Shirley Forbes||9,832|
|Civic Government Association||James Falconer||6,680|
|Civic Government Association||John Thorogood||6,619|
|Civic Reform Association||John McIntosh Hope||6,074|
|Civic Government Association||Murray Cooke||5,427|
|Civic Reform Association||William Hackett||4,140|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Are you in favour of changing the Election System for Alderman and Public School Board Members so that all such elected representatives are elected from the City at large without regard to whether they live North or South of the North Saskatchewan River or own fifty percent of their property North or South of this river?
- Yes - 17204
- No - 9668
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $450,000.00 for the City share of standard paving of arterial and residential streets?
- Yes - 14728
- No - 4489
Asphalt on Existing Gravel Streets
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $250,000.00 for the City share of asphalt paving on existing gravel arterial and residential streets?
- Yes - 14501
- No - 4471
Asphalt on New Gravel Streets
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $500,000.00 for the City share of asphalt paving on new gravel arterial and residential streets?
- Yes - 13241
- No - 5338
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $180,000.00 in order to purchase and locate traffic lights on certain highway intersections within the City?
- Yes - 15812
- No - 3554
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $600,000.00 for the purpose of constructing and improving parks and playgrounds?
- Yes - 14455
- No - 4829
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $500,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a district bridge as part of the City's overall arterial road system?
- Yes - 15043
- No - 4454
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $165,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a district library?
- Yes - 12173
- No - 6756