Edmonton municipal election, 1951
The 1951 municipal election was held November 7, 1951 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the separate school board (William Webber, Mary Butterworth, J W K Shortreed, and John Thorogoodwere were acclaimed to two-year terms on the public board). The electorate also decided four plebiscite questions.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Edwin Clarke, Duncan Innes, Richmond Francis Hanna, Frederick John Mitchell, and Athelstan Bissett were all elected to two-year terms in 1950 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Harry Fowler, Robert Rae, and Charles Cummins had been acclaimed to two-year terms in 1950 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Adrian Crowe, Francis Killeen, and James O'Hara were continuing.
There were 41515 ballots cast out of 98882 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 41.0%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Citizens' Committee||William Hawrelak||26,858||65.03%|
|Citizens' Committee||Harold Tanner||27,067|
|Citizens' Committee||Abe Miller||22,035|
|Citizens' Committee||Rupert Clare||21,565|
|Citizens' Committee||Violet Field||21,061|
|Citizens' Committee||Al Larson||16,648|
|Independent||Thomas Andrew Graham||10,389|
|Independent labour||Tom Steele||7,126|
Public school trustees
|Citizens' Committee||William Webber||Acclaimed|
|Citizens' Committee||Mary Butterworth||Acclaimed|
|Citizens' Committee||J. W. K. Shortreed||Acclaimed|
|Citizens' Committee||John Thorogood||Acclaimed|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $1,060,000 for the City share of paving of residential and arterial streets. Sinking fund debentures to be issued?
- Yes - 16027
- No - 3039
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $300,000 for the purpose of modernization and enlarging the capacity of the present city incinerator?
- Yes - 13827
- No - 4217
Equipment for the City Engineers' Department
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $200,000 to purchase construction and scavenging equipment and traffic light equipment for the City Engineers’ Department?
- Yes - 15072
- No - 3248
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $ 65,000 for extensions to Engineers’ yard and shop buildings?
- Yes - 10794
- No - 6553