Edmonton municipal election, 1919
The 1919 municipal election was held December 8, 1919 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board. T P Malone, Paul Janvrin, T S Magee, and Joseph Henri Picard were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board. In the election's only plebiscite, Edmontonians rejected a proposal to pay their aldermen.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Charles Hepburn, Samuel McCoppen, Henri Martin, John McKenzie, and Andrew McLennan were all elected to two-year terms in 1918 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Joseph Duggan, Frank Crang, and William Rea had all been elected to two-year terms in 1918 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where J J Murray, Joseph Driscoll, and Joseph Gariépy were continuing.
There were 11213 ballots cast out of 15378 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 72.9%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Citizens' Committee||Matthew Easdale||4,427||40.48%|
|Citizens' Committee||Percy Abbott||4,233|
|Citizens' Committee||John Bowen||4,093|
|Citizens' Committee||George H. Scott||3,835|
|Labour||J. J. Murray||3,696|
|Citizens' Committee||Valentine Richards||3,524|
|Citizens' Committee||Charles Grant||3,230|
|Independent||Charles G. Davidson||2,982|
Public school trustees
|Labour||J. A. McPherson||5,682|
|Labour||J. W. H. Williams||4,099|
|Independent||E. T. Bishop||3,278|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
|Independent||T. S. Magee||acclaimed|
|Independent||Joseph Henri Picard||acclaimed|
|Are you in favour of paying each member of the Council the sum
of $10.00 for each meeting of the Council attended by him
during his term of office, and for each Committee meeting so
attended $5.00. Provided that the total sum payable to any
member shall not be greater than $1,000.00 during any year,
nor more than $100.00 during any month.