Edmonton municipal election, 1935
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.
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.
There were 19984 ballots cast out of 48003 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 41.6%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Canadian Youth Association||Joseph Clarke||11,120||56.06%|
|Tax Reform League||Ralph Bellamy||6,313||31.83%|
|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|
|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||William Henry Miller||2,832|
|Independent||Raymond C. Ghostley||1,226|
|Independent||Charles Martin Keily||683|
Public school trustees
|Tax Reform League||Walter Morrish||11,093|
|Tax Reform League||Armour Ford||7,039|
|Social Credit||Mary Ann Gilchrist||6,009|
|Social Credit||Adam Bruce||5,910|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Charles Gariepy, Thomas Malone, R D Tighe, and William Wilde were acclaimed.
Property Qualification Plebiscite
Shall a candidate for Mayor or Alderman be required to have a property qualification?
- Yes - 14478
- No - 4202
- Tom Monto, Protest and Progress. Crang Publishing/Alhambra Books (2012), p.229