Edmonton municipal election, 1954
The 1954 municipal election was held October 13, 1954 to elect five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on each of the public and separate school boards. The electorate also decided seven plebiscite questions. No election was held for mayor, as William Hawrelak was one year into a two-year term.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Harold Tanner, Rupert Clare, Abe Miller, Charles Simmonds, and Cliffard Roy were all elected to two-year terms in 1953 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Mary Butterworth, William Cowley, James Falconer, and John Thorogood had been acclaimed to two-year terms in 1953 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Andre Dechene, Amby Lenon, Catherine McGrath, and William Sereda were continuing.
There were 20866 ballots cast out of 123040 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 17.0%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Citizens' Committee||Edwin Clarke||14,258|
|Citizens' Committee||Ethel Wilson||10,774|
|Independent||Frederick John Mitchell||10,764|
|Citizens' Committee||Laurette Douglas||9,362|
|Independent||L. B. Nicholson||6,354||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Roy Jamha||2,749|
|Citizens' Committee||Alex Goruk||2,444|
|Civic Reform Committee||Rose Sarman||946||SS|
|Civic Reform Committee||William Tuomi||707|
Public school trustees
|Citizens' Committee||William Roberts||12,723|
|Citizens' Committee||Rex Stevenson||10,529|
|Citizens' Committee||Henry Peterson||5,122|
|Civic Reform Committee||Rebecca Stilwell||4,989|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $550,000.00 for the City share of standard paving of arterial and residential streets?
- Yes - 10749
- No - 1670
Asphalt Surfacing I
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $450,000.00 for the City share of paving means of asphalt surfacing on gravel?
- Yes - 9809
- No - 2004
Asphalt Surfacing II
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $150,000.00 for the City share of paving by means of asphalt surfacing on gravel?
- Yes - 9345
- No - 2097
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $100,000.00 for the rehabilitation and development of parks including new trees, new roads, sewers, drains, fences and general rebuilding?
- Yes - 9859
- No - 2112
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $91,500.00 for the completion of neighborhood beautification areas in various parts of the City including the beautification of small parcels of land owned within the City?
- Yes - 8808
- No - 2898
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $61,000.00 for the improvement of playgrounds and the construction of playground shelters and wading pools and the erection of fencing at various City playgrounds?
- Yes - 10623
- No - 1677
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $60,000.00 for the purpose of a health clinic to look after inoculations, also the supervision of babies and pre-school children and preventative dental services?
- Yes - 10623
- No - 1677