Edmonton municipal election, 1928
The 1928 municipal election was held December 10, 1928 to elect a mayor and six aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on the public school board, while three trustees were acclaimed to the separate school board. There were also six bylaws put to a citywide vote.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but four of the positions were already filled: Ralph Bellamy, A C Sloane, James East, and L S C Dineen were all elected to two-year terms in 1927 and were still in office. John C. Bowen had also been elected to a two-year term, but had resigned in order to run for mayor. Accordingly, Rice Sheppard (SS) was elected to a one-year term.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Frank Crang (SS), Arthur Cushing, Albert Ottewell (SS), and Elmer Roper had all been elected to two-year terms in 1927 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Robert Crossland (SS), Charles Gariepy, Thomas Magee, and B J Tansey (SS) were continuing.
- 1 Voter turnout
- 2 Results
- 3 References
There were 14,971 ballots cast out of 37,915 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 39.4%.
- bold or indicates elected
- italics indicate incumbent
- "SS", where data is available, indicates representative for Edmonton's South Side, with a minimum South Side representation instituted after the city of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River, amalgamated into Edmonton on February 1, 1912.
|Independent||John C. Bowen||6,001||40.08%|
|Civic Government Association||Frederick Keillor||6,881||SS|
|Civic Government Association||James Collisson||6,255|
|Civic Government Association||George Hazlett||6,107|
|Civic Government Association||Herbert Baker||5,978|
|Civic Government Association||George Wilkinson||4,908|
|Independent||G. V. Pelton||4,417|
|Labour||J. A. Thompson||4,623|
Public school trustees
|Civic Government Association||Thyrza Bishop||6,300|
|Civic Government Association||Frederick Casselman||5,641|
|Civic Government Association||R. Colwill||5,340|
|Labour||E. E. Owen||5,300|
|Labour||Mrs. D. T. Bell||5,267|
|Independent||S. T. Lawrie||2,469|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
A J Crowe (SS), J O Pilon, and W D Trainor were acclaimed.
- Money items required a minimum two-thirds "Yes" majority to approve the expenditure
$86,525 for paving
- Yes - 4,305
- No - 824
$50,000 for gravelling
- Yes - 4,288
- No - 802
$23,860 for airport improvements
- Yes - 3,065
- No - 1,692
$292,688 for a hospital
- Yes - 4,362
- No - 998
$50,000 for a firehall
- Yes - 3,735
- No - 1,169
$100,000 for fire equipment
- Yes - 4,044
- No - 935