Edmonton municipal election, 1998

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The 1998 municipal election was held October 26, 1998 to elect a mayor and twelve councillors to sit on Edmonton City Council, nine trustees to sit on the public school board, and seven trustees to sit on the separate school board. Edmontonians also decided one plebiscite question and participated in the Senate election.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 172,215 ballots cast out of 482,763 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 35.7%.

Results[edit]

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Mayor[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Bill Smith 84,512 50.62%
Mike Nickel 27,029 16.19%
Ihor Broda 22,280 13.35%
Tooker Gomberg 21,614 12.95%
Rory Nugent 3,869 2.32%
Cheryl Schumacher 3,740 2.24%
Kelly Morris 2,178 1.30%
Brian Gregg 1,726 1.03%

Councillors[edit]

Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Ward 6
Candidate Votes Candidate Votes Candidate Votes Candidate Votes Candidate Votes Candidate Votes
Wendy Kinsella 18,731 Allan Bolstad 15,605 Brian Mason 19,311 Jim Taylor 20,357 Larry Langley 13,805 Terry Cavanagh 13,659
Leroy Chahley 18,589 Rose Rosenberger 11,141 Robert Noce 17,094 Michael Phair 19,708 Bryan Anderson 12,731 Dave Thiele 9,773
Jane Standing 7,958 Don Koziak 7,875 Gordon Stamp 8,085 Douglas Meggison 5,191 Jane Batty 8,785 Chinwe Okelu 7,654
Jerry Voss 3,350 Mimi Williams 5,739 Thomas Tomilson 2,046 Lee Permann 4,893 Maurice Fritz 6,503 Sheila McKay 6,781
Sergio Teixeira 1,783 Donna Finucane 6,369 Ziad Jaber 3,937
Brenda Platzer 5,973 Frank Atkinson 2,823
Adil Pirbhai 891 Greg Dagg 2,022
Gordon McIntosh 1,927
Anna Graham 1,306
Marcel Fayant 228

Public school trustees[edit]

Ward A Ward C Ward E Ward G Ward H
Bill Bonko 4,867 48.31% Don Williams 3,979 33.12% Carole Anne Dean 4,944 48.22% Svend Hansen 3,806 25.37% George Nicholson 9,510 65.94%
Bev Esslinger 3,325 33.00% Mel Huizinga 3,312 27.57% Dennis Freeman 3,569 34.81% Donna Fong 3,299 21.99% Kerry Brown 4,912 34.06%
Lynette Young 1,883 18.69% Dorothy Reynolds 2,405 20.02% Lise Watts 1,740 16.97% Lori Hilibeck 2,418 16.12%
Dorothy Reynolds 2,405 20.02% Larry Zbitnew 1,591 10.61%
John McDonald 1,259 10.48% Anna Der 1,244 8.29%
Murray Clarke 1,060 8.82% Jim Patrick 1,058 7.05%
Ward B Ward D Ward F Jason Burns 503 3.35% Ward I
Janice Melnychuk 3,972 41.80% Terry Sulyma 3,395 41.22% Don Fleming Acclaimed Ron Kuban 405 2.70% Gerry Gibeault 6,328 54.87%
Loreen Kabanuk 1,661 17.48% Vicki Stamp 3,128 37.98% Lynn Lunde 372 2.48% David Fletcher 5,205 45.13%
Doug Stamp 1,287 13.54% Karl Kuss 1,713 21.13% David Balcon 304 2.03%
Andy Chichak 1,254 13.20%
Denis Lapierre 716 7.53%
Dwayne Jiry 613 6.45%

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3
Debbie Engel 2,357 34.07% Ronald Zapisocki 3,655 42.47% Jim Shinkaruk 2,477 30.18%
David MacDougall 1,189 17.18% Jim Urlacher 2,587 30.06% Gerda Krug 2,217 27.01%
Don Mah 1,013 14.64% Vincent Capri 2,365 27.48% Helen Tymoczo 1,955 23.82%
John Patrick Day 1,011 14.61% Gunda Murray 1,558 18.98%
Reg Kastelan 993 14.35%
Don Marriott 198 2.86%
Robert Gossain 158 2.28%
Ward 4 Ward 5 Ward 6
Ron Patsula 2,772 43.78% Judy Buddle 4,610 77.67% Brian Mitchell 3,784 58.47%
Debbie Cavaliere 2,033 32.11% Raphael Watzke 1,325 22.33% Barbara Ann Thompson 2,688 41.53%
Don Weideman 1,526 24.10%

(Edward Wieclaw was acclaimed to the seat representing Vegreville on the board.)

Video Lottery Terminal Plebiscite[edit]

Are you in favour of Bylaw No. 1853 which says, "City Council requests the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission to remove Video Lottery Terminals from the City of Edmonton?" Vote Yes or No.

Votes  %
Yes 80,964 49.85%
No 81,449 50.15%

Senate Nominee Election[edit]

This was a province-wide election. Results below reflect only Edmonton vote totals; provincially, Ted Morton and Bert Brown were elected (see Alberta Senate nominee election, 1998 for province-wide results).

Party Candidate Votes
Reform Bert Brown 56,456
Reform Ted Morton 47,785
     Independent Guy Desrosiers 36,472
     Independent Vance Gough 28,588

References[edit]

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections