Edmonton municipal election, 1935

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The 1935 municipal election was held November 13, 1935 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board (Charles Gariepy, Thomas Malone, R D Tighe, and William Wilde were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board). Voters also approved a requirement that candidates for city council be required to own property.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Hugh MacDonald, John Wesley Fry, Dick Foote, John McCreath, and James East were all elected to two-year terms in 1934 and were still in office.

This election saw emergence of a new civic political party, the Tax Reform League, an anti-Social Credit organization carrying on the anti-tax, anti-Premier Aberhart work that the Civic Government Association had conducted in previous elections.[1]

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Samuel Barnes, Frederick Casselman, and Izena Ross had all been elected to two-year terms in 1934 and were still in office. The same was true of the separate school board, where A J Crowe, J O Pilon, and J O'Hara were continuing.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 19984 ballots cast out of 48003 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 41.6%.

Results[edit]

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
     Canadian Youth Association Joseph Clarke 11,120 56.06%
     Tax Reform League Ralph Bellamy 6,313 31.83%
Independent Morris Baker 2,330 11.75%
Independent Frederick Speed 73 0.37%

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Labour Margaret Crang 11,226 Green tickY
     Social Credit Elisha East 8,798
     Social Credit Guy Patterson 8,409
     Canadian Youth Association Walter Clevely 7,410
     Social Credit Charles Gould 7,378
     Tax Reform League Athelstan Bissett 7,095
Labour Harry Ainlay 6,848
     Tax Reform League Ernest Edward Howard 6,717
     Tax Reform League George Patterson Ponton 6,403
     Tax Reform League John Henry Warren 5,918
Labour James Findlay 5,598
Labour William Henry Miller 2,832
Independent Raymond C. Ghostley 1,226
Independent Charles Martin Keily 683

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Tax Reform League Walter Morrish 11,093
Labour Frank Crang 9,347 Green tickY
Independent Albert Ottewell 8,745 Green tickY
Labour Sidney Bowcott 8,566 Green tickY
     Tax Reform League Armour Ford 7,039
     Social Credit Mary Ann Gilchrist 6,009
     Social Credit Adam Bruce 5,910

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Charles Gariepy, Thomas Malone, R D Tighe, and William Wilde were acclaimed.

Property Qualification Plebiscite[edit]

Shall a candidate for Mayor or Alderman be required to have a property qualification?

  • Yes - 14478
  • No - 4202

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Monto, Protest and Progress. Crang Publishing/Alhambra Books (2012), p.229

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections