2021 Edmonton municipal election

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2021 Edmonton municipal election

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Mayor and 12 councillors to Edmonton City Council
Turnout37.6%[1] (Increase6.6 pp)
 
Amarjeet Sohi in 2019.jpg
Mike Nickel in 2016 (24688660614) (cropped).jpg
ECC - scavenger hunt - Kim Krushell (cropped).jpg
Candidate Amarjeet Sohi Mike Nickel Kim Krushell
Popular vote 105,683 59,309 40,513
Percentage 45.05% 25.28% 17.27%

 
Michael Oshry in 2016 (24688660614) (cropped).jpg
Cheryll Watson (48644308242) (cropped).jpg
Candidate Michael Oshry Cheryll Watson
Popular vote 14,500 6,803
Percentage 6.18% 2.90%

Mayor before election

Don Iveson

Elected Mayor

Amarjeet Sohi

The 2021 Edmonton municipal election was held on October 18, 2021, to elect a mayor and 12 councillors to the city council, the nine trustees to Edmonton Public Schools, and the seven trustees to the Edmonton Catholic Schools. It was held in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta municipal elections.

In conjunction with the municipal elections, residents voted in a provincially mandated Senate nominee election, a referendum on equalization and on whether to adopt permanent daylight saving time.[2]

Incumbent mayor Don Iveson announced in November 2020 that he would not be seeking re-election.[3]

Candidates[edit]

X = incumbent. Candidates as listed have filed the necessary paperwork with the City of Edmonton.[2]

Mayor[edit]

Candidate Vote[1] %
Amarjeet Sohi[4] 105,683 45.05
Mike Nickel[5] 59,309 25.28
Kim Krushell[6] 40,513 17.27
Michael Oshry[7] 14,500 6.18
Cheryll Watson 6,803 2.9
Rick Comrie[a] 1,752 0.75
Diana Steele 1,741 0.74
Abdul Malik Chukwudi[b] 1,368 0.58
Brian (Breezy) Gregg 1,344 0.57
Vanessa Denman 907 0.39
Augustine Marah[10] 671 0.29
  • Abdul Malik Chukwudi - engineer
  • Rick Comrie - business owner
  • Brian (Breezy) Gregg - retired music artist
  • Kim Krushell - former councillor
  • Augustine Marah - teacher and community activist
  • Mike Nickel - incumbent ward 11 councillor
  • Michael Oshry - former councillor
  • Amarjeet Sohi - former councillor and MP
  • Diana Steele - President of Crestwood Community League
  • Cheryll Watson - Former Head of Innovate Edmonton

Council[edit]

The following is a list of candidates that announced their candidacy for the 2021 election.[11] Edmonton's ward map was redrawn for the 2021 election, with each ward being given an Indigenous name.[12]

Nakota Isga[edit]

(Rosenthal, West Jasper Place, Big Lake, Westview Village, Lewis Farms, Glenora)

Candidate Vote %
Andrew Knack (X) 12,107 66.15
Dave Olivier 3,288 17.96
Steve Weston 2,908 15.89
  • Andrew Knack - incumbent
  • Dave Olivier - businessman
  • Steve Weston - construction manager

Anirniq[edit]

(Calder, the Pallisades, Griesbach, Athlone, Wellington, Lauderdale, Rosslyn, Kensington, Carlisle, Cumberland, Sherbrooke, Inglewood, Woodcroft, Dovercourt, Prince Charles, Albany)

Candidate Vote %
Erin Rutherford 4,689 26.14
Bev Esslinger (X) 4,423 24.66
Tyler Zutz 3,949 22.01
Ali Haymour 3,593 20.03
Mark Davies 1,285 7.16

[13]

  • Mark Davies - risk management director
  • Bev Esslinger - incumbent
  • Ali Haymour - finished third in the 2017 Ward 2 race
  • Erin Rutherford - public sector manager
  • Tyler Zutz - business consultant

tastawiyiniwak[edit]

(Castle Downs, Dickinsfield, Londonderry, Lake District)

Candidate Vote %
Karen Principe 6,861 38.90
Jon Dziadyk (X) 5,391 30.57
Ahmed "Knowmadic" Ali 2,689 15.25
Cody Bondarchuk 2,368 13.43
Zain Hafiz 179 1.01
Iannie Gerona 148 0.84
  • Ahmed "Knowmadic" Ali - poet
  • Cody Bondarchuk - community leader
  • Jon Dziadyk - incumbent
  • Iannie Gerona - shopkeeper
  • Zain Hafiz - business owner
  • Karen Principe - finished third in the 2017 Ward 3 race

Dene[edit]

(Casselman-Steele Heights, Clareview, Hermitage, Horse Hill, Pilot Sound)

Candidate Vote %
Aaron Paquette (X) 8,240 53.62
Tricia Velthuizen 3,358 21.85
Lana Palmer 2,507 16.31
Andy Andrzej Gudanowski 637 4.14
Gerard Mutabazi Amani 626 4.07
  • Gerard Mutabazi Amani - community leader
  • Andy Andrzej Gudanowski - finished sixth in the 2017 Ward 7 race
  • Aaron Paquette - incumbent
  • Lana Palmer - oral surgeon
  • Tricia Velthuizen - spokesperson for Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish, finished fourth in the 2017 Ward 4 race[14]

O-day’min[edit]

(Riverview Area, Edgemont, Stillwater, Uplands, River's Edge, Glastonbury, Granville, Hamptons, Lymnurn, Ormsby Place, Dechene, Downtown, Callingwood North/South, Elmwood, Lynnwood, Patricia Heights, Quesnell, Oleskiew, Thorncliff, Westringe, Cameron, Jamieson Place, Wedgewood, Donsdale, Gariepy, Lessard North)

Candidate Vote %
Anne Stevenson 4,026 26.71
Gabrielle Battiste 2,993 19.86
Adrian Bruff 2,706 17.95
Joshua Wolchansky 1,808 11.99
Tony Caterina (X) 1,556 10.32
Gino Akbari 1,216 8.07
Mohammed Migdaddy 307 2.04
Naima Haile 240 1.59
Ibrahim Wado 128 0.85
Adil Pirbhai 93 0.62
  • Gino Akbari - entrepreneur
  • Gabrielle Battiste - lawyer
  • Adrian Bruff - entrepreneur
  • Tony Caterina - incumbent
  • Naima Haile - curator
  • Mohammed Migdaddy - clinical pharmacist
  • Adil Pirbhai - finished fourth in the 2017 Ward 6 race
  • Anne Stevenson - urban planner
  • Ibrahim Wado
  • Joshua Wolchansky - civil servant

Métis[edit]

(Abbottsfield, Alberta Avenue, Avonmore, Beacon Heights, Bellevue, Bergman, Beverly Heights, Bonnie Doon, Capilano, Cloverdale, Cromdale, Delton, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Forest Heights, Fulton Place, Gold Bar, Highlands, Holyrood, Idylwylde, Kenilworth, King Edward Park, Montrose, Newton, Ottewell, Parkdale, Rundle Heights, Strathearn, Terrace Heights, Virginia Park)[15]

Candidate Vote %
Ashley Salvador 8,316 34.46
Caroline Matthews 5,357 22.20
Cori Longo 4,367 18.09
James Kosowan 1,790 7.42
Steven Townsend 1,424 5.90
Liz John-West 1,382 5.73
Rob Bernshaw 555 2.30
Brian Kendrick 332 1.38
Salar Melli 190 0.79
Abdulhakim Dalel 157 0.65
Daniel John Kornak 147 0.61
Jim Rickett 118 0.49
  • Rob Bernshaw - finished third in the 2013 Ward 3 race
  • Abdulhakim Dalel - political activist
  • Liz John-West - finished fourth in the 2017 Ward 7 race
  • Brian Kendrick - finished third in the 2010 Ward 5 race
  • Daniel John Kornak - political activist
  • James Kosowan - finished third in the 2017 Ward 8 race
  • Cori Longo - postal worker
  • Caroline Matthews - entrepreneur
  • Salar Melli - entrepreneur
  • Jim Rickett - Telus operations manager
  • Ashley Salvador - entrepreneur
  • Steven Townsend - entrepreneur

sipiwiyiniwak[edit]

(The Grange, Riverview, Cameron Heights, Laurier Heights, Edgemont)

Candidate Vote %
Sarah Hamilton (X) 10,227 44.22
Giselle General 5,180 22.40
Derek Hlady 4,380 18.94
Daniel Heikkinen 2,291 9.91
Scott Hayes 1,050 4.54
  • Giselle General - public servant
  • Sarah Hamilton - incumbent
  • Scott Hayes - realtor
  • Daniel Heikkinen - entrepreneur
  • Derek Hlady - entrepreneur

papastew[edit]

(Belgravia, Strathcona, Ritchie, Grandview, Allendale, Pleasantview, Aspen Gardens, Greenfield, Duggan)

Candidate Vote %
Michael Janz 8,614 40.58
Susan Field 4,354 20.51
Kirsten Goa 4,089 19.27
Haruun Ali 1,713 8.07
James Cameron 1,384 6.52
Tarcy Schindelka 630 2.97
Byron Vass 441 2.08
  • Haruun Ali - university student
  • James Cameron - businessman
  • Susan Field - businesswoman
  • Kirsten Goa - finished second in the 2017 Ward 8 race
  • Michael Janz - former public school trustee of Ward F
  • Tarcy Schindelka - businessman
  • Byron Vass - environmental sector

pihêsiwin[edit]

(Riverbend, Terwillegar Heights, Windermere, Magrath Heights, Mactaggart)

Candidate Vote %
Tim Cartmell (X) 16,252 81.24
Guiscela Perez Arellano 3,754 18.76
  • Guiscela Perez Arellano - IT
  • Tim Cartmell - incumbent

Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi[edit]

(Kaskitayo:Blue Quill, Ermineskin, Keheewin, Twinbrooks; Heritage Valley:Blackburne, Rutherford, Graydon Hill, Chappelle, Allard)

Candidate Vote %
Jennifer Rice 5,831 32.40
Rhiannon Hoyle 5,792 32.18
Scott Johnston[16] 2,103 11.68
Glynnis Andrea Lieb 1,760 9.78
Jon Morgan 1,727 9.60
Jason Carter 785 4.36
  • Jason Carter - Indigenous artist
  • Rhiannon Hoyle - entrepreneur
  • Scott Johnston - radio reporter
  • Glynnis Andrea Lieb - social psychologist
  • Jon Morgan - community leader
  • Jennifer Rice - public servant

Karhiio[edit]

(Ellerslie, Knottwood, Lakewood, Mill Woods Town Centre, Millbourne, Millhurst, Woodvale, Summerside, Southeast Edmonton)

Candidate Vote %
Keren Tang 7,459 39.72
Tom Shaw 5,682 30.26
Shamair Turner 2,314 12.32
Charan Saggu 1,667 8.88
Sana Kakar 1,341 7.14
Muhammad Herman Gill 315 1.68
  • Muhammad Herman Gill - businessman
  • Sana Kakar - architect
  • Charan Saggu - businessman
  • Tom Shaw - project manager
  • Keren Tang - finished second in the 2017 Ward 11 race
  • Shamair Turner - insurance broker

Sspomitapi[edit]

(Decoteau, The Meadows, Burnewood, Ridgewood, Southwood, Maple Ridge)

Candidate Vote %
Jo-Anne Wright 5,860 34.45
Harman Singh Kandola 4,624 27.18
Moe Banga (X) 4,054 23.83
Sanjay Malhotra 810 4.76
Jasbir Singh Gill 802 4.71
Rashpal Sehmby 608 3.57
Mukesh Makwana 252 1.48
  • Moe Banga - incumbent
  • Jasbir Singh Gill - President of Edmonton Taxi Association
  • Harman Singh Kandola - lawyer
  • Mukesh Makwana - welder
  • Sanjay Malhotra - businessman
  • Rashpal Sehmby - postal worker
  • Jo-Anne Wright - finished second in the 2013 Ward 12 race

Edmonton Public School Board Trustees[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Ward A
Perry Chahal 1,959 13.21
Sherri O'Keefe[17] 6,571 44.32
Everline Atieno Oloo 632 4.26
Sheeraz Rahman 1,678 11.32
Belen Samuel 3,987 26.89
Ward B
Dakota Drouillard 1,851 13.36
Esther Ekpe Adewuyi 2,170 15.66
Keltie Marshall 4,384 31.65
Marsha Nelson[17] 5,448 39.33
Ward C
Kassie Burkholder 3,736 21.64
David Dougherty 2,618 15.17
Leticia Gomez 1,981 11.48
Marcia Hole[17] 7,099 41.12
Lisa Shefsky 1,829 10.59
Ward D
Trisha Estabrooks[17] (X) 17,465 74.25
Jen Martin 6,056 25.75
Ward E
Sam Filice 3,813 22.59
Rebecca Graff-McRae 3,673 21.76
Dawn Hancock[17] 4,598 27.24
Judy Kim-Meneen 3,396 20.12
Kim Doyle Thorsen 1,398 8.28
Ward F
Nancy Hunt 5,772 22.81
Julie Kusiek[17] 9,597 37.92
Ken Lister 7,950 31.41
Kimberley McMann 1,989 7.86
Ward G
Guri Dhaliwal 3,445 15.95
Hannah Hamilton 4,981 23.06
Angela MacLaggan 3,330 15.42
Saadiq Sumar[17] 5,432 25.15
Heather D. Swain 3,844 17.79
Inderjeet Kaur Tuli 570 2.64
Ward H
William John Haines 3,754 26.67
Nathan Ip[17] (X) 10,325 73.33
Ward I
Ricardo Casanova 780 6.36
Taranvir Singh Dhanoa 1,445 11.77
Navjot Kaur 1,212 9.88
Emily MacKenzie 2,791 22.74
Corrine Rondeau 976 7.95
Jan Sawyer[17] 3,940 32.11
Simran Villing 1,128 9.19

Edmonton Catholic School Board Trustees[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Ward 71
Terrence (Terry) Harris (X) Acclaimed
Ward 72
Sandra Palazzo (X) Acclaimed
Ward 73
Carla Smiley (X) Acclaimed
Ward 74
Debbie Engel (X) Acclaimed
Ward 75
Alene Mutala (X) Acclaimed
Ward 76
Lisa Turchansky (X) Acclaimed
Ward 77
Kara Pelech 2,514 32.72%
Laura Thibert[17] (X) 5,170 67.28%

Mayoral opinion polling[edit]

Polling firm Date Rick
Comrie
Kim
Krushell
Mike
Nickel
Michael
Oshry
Amarjeet
Sohi
Cheryll
Watson
Other Sample
size
Polling
method
Lead
Leger October 11, 2021 12% 16% 6% 34% 5% Undecided 20%, Other 4% 503 online 18%
Spadina Strategies October 11, 2021 14.9% 26.4% 8.9% 32.3% 3.5% Undecided 14.0% 529 IVR 5.9%
Leger July 26, 2021 2% 5% 10% 3% 29% 2% Undecided 43%, Abdul Malik Chukwudi 1%, Diana Steele 1% 458 online 10%
Mainstreet Research January 18, 2021 7.2% 11% 4.9% Undecided 62%, Andrew Knack 8.4%, Other 6.4% 1,113 online 2.6%

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Dropped out of the race, endorsed Mike Nickel[8]
  2. ^ Dropped out of the race, endorsed Mike Nickel[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2021 Edmonton Election - Official Results - Mayor" (PDF). www.edmonton.ca. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  2. ^ a b "For Voters". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on 2021-06-25. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Ramsay, Caley (January 4, 2021). "Nominations for 2021 Edmonton municipal election now open". Global News. Archived from the original on 2021-01-04. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  4. ^ Bourne, Kirby; Ramsay, Caley (2021-05-17). "Former councillor, MP Amarjeet Sohi announces Edmonton mayoral campaign". Global News. Archived from the original on 2021-05-17. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  5. ^ Ramsay, Caley (January 22, 2021). "Edmonton city councillor Mike Nickel running for mayor in 2021 election". Global News. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  6. ^ Ramsay, Caley (January 27, 2021). "Former Edmonton councillor Kim Krushell running for mayor in fall election". Global News.
  7. ^ Amato, Sean (2021-02-11). "Oshry joins Edmonton mayoral race, becoming third candidate with council experience". CTV News. Edmonton. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  8. ^ "Comrie drops out, supports Nickel after attacking Sohi in several forums". CTV News Edmonton. 2021-10-13. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  9. ^ "Edmonton mayoral candidate giving and receiving endorsements from other candidates". Global News. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  10. ^ Lachacz, Adam (2021-05-20). "Edmonton teacher and community activist Augustine Marah runs for mayor". CTV News Edmonton. Archived from the original on 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  11. ^ "Edmonton Election 2021 – daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics". Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  12. ^ "Indigenous Ward Naming Knowledge Committee | City of Edmonton".
  13. ^ https://www.edmonton.ca/public-files/assets/document?path=PDF/Anirniq_ward_map.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  14. ^ Amato, Sean (2021-02-18). "UCP press secretary to keep job while running for Edmonton City Council seat". CTV News. Edmonton. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  15. ^ Communities in Ward Métis. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  16. ^ Amato, Sean (2021-02-18). "Longtime City Hall reporter seeking seat on Edmonton City Council". CTV News. Edmonton. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Unofficial 2021 Election Results". City of Edmonton. 2021-10-19. Retrieved 2021-10-19.