Edmonton municipal election, 2013

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Edmonton municipal election, 2013
Alberta
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Mayor and 12 councilors to Edmonton City Council
  Councillor Don Iveson.jpg Karen Leibovici 2013.jpg 2013-05-16 Kerry Diotte.jpg
Candidate Don Iveson Karen Leibovici Kerry Diotte
Popular vote 132,162 41,182 32,917
Percentage 62.2% 19.4% 15.5%

Edmonton wards 2013.jpg
Edmonton and surrounding wards

Mayor before election

Stephen Mandel

Elected Mayor

Don Iveson

The 2013 Edmonton municipal election was held Monday, October 21, 2013 to elect a mayor and 12 councillors to the city council, seven of the nine trustees to Edmonton Public Schools, and the seven trustees to the Edmonton Catholic Schools. Two incumbent public school trustees had no challengers. From 1968 to 2013, provincial legislation has required every municipality to hold elections every three years.[1] The Legislative Assembly of Alberta passed a bill on December 5, 2012, amending the Local Authorities Election Act.[2] Starting with the 2013 elections, officials are elected for a four-year term, and municipal elections are moved to a four-year cycle.[3]

The 12 electoral wards are the same as that of the 2010 election; each represented by a single councillor. Of the estimated 619,138 eligible voters, only 213,585 turned in a ballot, a voter turnout of 34.5%.[4] A municipal census conducted in 2012 showed a population of 817,498, meaning approximately 75.7% of the population was eligible to vote.[5] Three incumbent councillors retired from politics, Jane Batty, Kim Krushell, and Linda Sloan, while incumbent councillors Kerry Diotte, Don Iveson and Karen Leibovici ran for the position left by incumbent Mayor Stephen Mandel, guaranteeing at least six new councillors. The six vacancies were the only new councillors, as the remaining seven incumbents were re-elected. While the mayoral election was billed as a three way race between the incumbent councillors, on election night Iveson won by a large margin.[6][7][8][9]

Candidates[edit]

Bold indicates elected, italics indicates incumbent.

Mayor[edit]

Mayor[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Don Iveson 132,162 62.2
Karen Leibovici 41,182 19.4
Kerry Diotte 32,917 15.5
Joshua Semotiuk 2,596 1.2
Gordon Ward 2,248 1.1
Kristine Acielo 1,292 0.6

Ward 1[edit]

Ward 1[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Andrew Knack 7,491 44.7
Bryan Sandilands 3,374 20.1
Sharon Maclise 2,551 15.2
Sean Amato 1,674 10.0
Jamie Kenneth Post 1,016 6.1
Rob Pasay 665 4.0
  • Sean Amato - television journalist[14]
  • Andrew Knack - community league president,[15] finished second in the 2010 Ward 1 race
  • Sharon Maclise[16]
  • Jamie Post - finished third in the 2010 Ward 1 race
  • Bryan Sandilands - health economist[17]

Ward 2[edit]

Ward 2[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Bev Esslinger 4,553 29.4
Don Koziak 3,316 21.4
Nita Jalkanen 1,921 12.4
Ted Grand 1,684 10.9
Shelley Tupper 1,400 9.0
Mustafa Ali 1,355 8.7
Jason Millar 1,278 8.2
  • Mustafa Ali[18]
  • Bev Esslinger - former public school chair[19]
  • Ted Grand - purchaser[20]
  • Nita Jalkanen[21]
  • Don Koziak - finished second in the 2010 Ward 2 race
  • Jason Millar - trucking company manager[21]
  • Shelley Tupper - finished third in the 2010 Ward 2 race[22]

Ward 3[edit]

Ward 3[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Dave Loken 6,564 45.2
David Dodge 6,062 41.7
Rob Bernshaw 1,135 7.8
Hakin Isse 761 5.2
  • Rob Bernshaw
  • David Dodge - CKUA radio producer[23]
  • Hakin Isse - business owner[18]
  • Dave Loken - incumbent[24]

Ward 4[edit]

Ward 4[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Ed Gibbons 10,752 77.2
Sam Hachem 3,181 22.8

Ward 5[edit]

Ward 5[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Michael Oshry 5,433 29.2
Jim Gibbon 4,805 25.8
Terry Diane Demers 3,313 17.8
Rob Hennigar 2,249 12.1
Rodolfo 'Rudy' Arcilla 1,081 5.8
Allan Santos 1,002 5.4
Brian Kendrick 297 1.6
Alla Ternikova 282 1.5
Mark Grandish 173 0.9
  • Rudy Arcilla - former Catholic school trustee[26]
  • Terry Demers - president of community league,[26] finished second in the 2010 Ward 3 race
  • Jim Gibbon - brewery founder[26]
  • Mark Grandish - finished fourth in the 2010 Ward 5 race
  • Rob Hennigar - business owner[25]
  • Brian Kendrick - finished third in the 2010 Ward 5 race
  • Michael Oshry - business owner[26]
  • Allan Santos - transit operator[27]
  • Alla Ternikova - construction business manager[25]

Ward 6[edit]

Ward 6[4]
Candidate Votes  % Candidate Votes  %
Scott McKeen 6,352 36.0 Carla Frost 268 1.5
Heather MacKenzie 4,698 26.6 Kyle Brown 254 1.4
Dexx Williams 1,942 11.0 Taz Bouchier 199 1.1
Derrick Forsythe 1,163 6.6 Adil Pirbhai 177 1.0
Bryan George Kapitza 928 5.3 Andrzej Gudanowski 171 1.0
Candas Jane Dorsey 478 2.7 Javed Sommers* 85 0.5
Melinda Hollis 469 2.7 Alfie White 73 0.4
Terry Parada 310 1.8 Erin Northey 66 0.4

* indicates withdrew from race after nomination day

  • Taz Bouchier[28]
  • Kyle Brown - city employee[29]
  • Candas Jane Dorsey - writer[25]
  • Derrick Forsythe - provincial employee[30]
  • Carla Frost - finished fifth in the 2010 Ward 6 race
  • Melinda Hollis - psychotherapist[28]
  • Bryan Kapitza - finished second in the 2010 Ward 6 race
  • Heather MacKenzie - former public school trustee[31]
  • Scott McKeen - finished second in the 2010 Ward 7 race, journalist[24]
  • Erin Northey - swim instructor[32]
  • Adil Pirbhai - finished seventh in the 1998 Ward 5 race, accountant[33]
  • Javed Sommers - public service auditor,[34] withdrew from race on October 19 and endorsed Heather MacKenzie[35]
  • Alfie White - mechanic[36]
  • Dexx Williams - financial advisor[37]

Ward 7[edit]

Ward 7[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Tony Caterina 6,064 42.1
Dave Colburn 4,892 34.0
Mimi Williams 1,770 12.3
Tish Prouse 1,053 7.3
Terry Rolls 476 3.3
A. Daniel Eniafe 154 1.1
  • Tony Caterina - incumbent[15]
  • Dave Colburn - former public school board chairman[38]
  • Tish Prouse - archeologist[39]
  • Terry Rolls - finished fourth in the 2010 Ward 7 race
  • Mimi Williams - finished third in the 2001 Ward 2 race, activist[15][22]

Ward 8[edit]

Ward 8[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Ben Henderson 14,651 74.5
Heather Workman 2,603 13.2
Brian A. Deacon 1,417 7.2
Kris Szczepanski 535 2.7
Nicholas Reading 448 2.3

Ward 9[edit]

Ward 9[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Bryan Anderson 18,735 82.6
Andrew Gorman 3,952 17.4

Ward 10[edit]

Ward 10[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Michael Walters 11,807 63.9
Richard Feehan 3,818 20.7
Hafis Devji 1,509 8.2
Dan 'Can Man Dan' Johnstone 907 4.9
Ray Bessel 444 2.4
  • Ray Bessel - businessman[42]
  • Hafis Devji - businessman[43]
  • Richard Feehan - university instructor[15]
  • Dan Johnstone (also known as "Can Man Dan") - activist[44]
  • Michael Walters - community organizer[15]

Ward 11[edit]

Ward 11[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Mike Nickel 8,235 47.8
Sonia Bitar 2,488 14.4
Harvey Panesar 2,318 13.5
Brent Schaffrick 1,433 8.3
Dennis John Gane 1,123 6.5
Mujahid Chak 920 5.3
Roberto Maglalang 475 2.8
Rob Aromin 228 1.3
  • Rob Aromin - labourer[45]
  • Sonia Bitar - former citizenship judge[46]
  • Mujahid Chak - public servant[47]
  • Dennis Gane - businessman
  • Roberto Maglalang - finished sixth in the 2010 Ward 11 race, human resources director[48]
  • Mike Nickel - former councillor[49]
  • Harvey Panesar - mixed martial arts promoter[50]
  • Brent Schaffrick - finished third in the 2010 Ward 11 race, drilling consultant[51]

Ward 12[edit]

Ward 12[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Amarjeet Sohi 13,427 76.8
Chinwe Okelu 3,572 20.4
Raja Abbas 479 2.7
  • Chinwe Okelu - finished second in the 2010 Ward 11 race
  • Amarjeet Sohi - incumbent[15]

Public school trustees[edit]

Edmonton Public School[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Ward A
Cheryl R Johner Acclaimed
Ward B
Michelle Draper 6,271 53.1
Carl Kaminsky 3,413 28.9
Steve Jaswal 2,120 18.0
Ward C
Orville Chubb 3,876 28.1
Susan Ketteringham 3,714 27.0
Tina Jardine 3,252 23.6
Karen J. Pheasant 2,939 21.3
Ward D
Ray Martin 6,306 60.8
Elizabeth Johannson 4,059 39.2
Ward E
Ken Gibson 6,959 48.0
Bridget Stirling 4,469 30.8
Lorraine Wheatley 3,077 21.2
Ward F
Michael Christopher Janz 14,709 80.0
Noah Shillington 3,670 20.0
Ward G
Sarah Hoffman Acclaimed
Ward H
Nathan Ip 6,475 32.7
Weslyn Mather 5,992 30.2
Mike Lanteigne 3,691 18.6
Julie Davies-Jodoin 3,656 18.5
Ward I
Sherry Adams 9,795 64.4
Leslie Ann Cleary 5,421 35.6

Separate school trustees[edit]

Edmonton Catholic Schools[4]
Candidate Votes  %
Ward 71
Patricia Grell 2,709 44.6
Terry Harris 1,779 29.3
Zach Koziak 1,588 26.1
Ward 72
Larry Kowalczyk 4,551 62.4
Dan Posa 2,748 37.6
Ward 73
Cindy Olsen 4,246 58.8
Michelle Davis 1,551 21.5
Jennifer Chahal 1,422 19.7
Ward 74
Debbie Engel 5,535 67.7
Brad Lohner 2,641 32.3
Ward 75
John Acheson 4,107 50.4
Andrea Klotz 4,037 49.6
Ward 76
Marilyn Bergstra 5,409 56.7
Tom Solyom 4,132 43.3
Ward 77
Laura Thibert 3,650 47.6
Kara Pelech 1,998 26.1
Stephen Dufresne 1,375 17.9
Roger Riashy 640 8.4

Mayoral opinion polling[edit]

Polling firm Date Don
Iveson
Karen
Leibovici
Kerry
Diotte
Other Sample
size
Polling
method
Election October 21, 2013 61.88 19.28 15.41 01Josh Semotiuk 1.22%, Gordon Ward 1.05%, Kristine Acielo 0.60%, Spoiled 0.56% 213,585 ballot
Insights West October 17–18, 2013 40 18 13 25Undecided 25%, Other 4% 399 online
Leger Marketing October 11–14, 2013 39 17 13 25Undecided 25%, Not voting 4%, Kristine Acielo 1%, Josh Semotiuk 1%, Gordon Ward 1% 809 online
Edmonton Sun October 7–13, 2013 42 20 33 02Josh Semotiuk 2%, Gordon Ward 2%, Kristine Acielo 1% 1,137 online
Praxis Analytics October 10, 2013 40.1 17 16.7 19Undecided 19.2%, Other 7% 4,144 telephone
Leger Marketing September 11–17, 2013 20 11 12 51Undecided 51%, Not voting 6% 404 online

2015 by-election[edit]

On May 5, 2015, Sarah Hoffman left her position as Ward G trustee for Edmonton Public Schools, and was elected as an MLA in the Alberta general election for Edmonton-Glenora.[52] The 2015 Edmonton municipal by-election was held on Monday September 28, 2015 to elect one trustee to replace Hoffman.

Ward G[53]
Candidate Votes  %
Bridget Stirling 528 47.1
Ros Smith 371 30.2
Rob Bernshaw 110 9.0
Kristen Kuefler 55 4.5
Aminah Aboughoushe 53 4.3
Wayde Lever 33 2.7
Christopher Suchit 22 1.8
R.J. Koopmans 5 0.4

2016 by-election[edit]

In October 2015 Amarjeet Sohi left his position as Ward 12 city councillor, after being elected as an MP in the Canadian federal election for Edmonton Mill Woods. The 2016 Edmonton municipal by-election was held on Monday February 22, 2016 to elect one councillor to replace Sohi. With 32 candidates running, the by-election had a record number of candidates for a by-election in Alberta.[54]

Ward 12[55]
Candidate Votes  % Candidate Votes  %
Moe Banga 2,359 17.76 Nick Chamchuk 222 1.67
Laura Thibert 1,283 9.66 Nicole Szymanowka 193 1.45
Arundeep Singh Sandhu 1,106 8.33 Jag Gill 169 1.27
Irfan Chaudhry 950 7.15 Lincoln Ho 146 1.10
Nav Kaur 888 6.69 Jagat Singh Sheoran 122 0.92
Danisha Bhaloo 843 6.35 Steve 'CP' Toor 93 0.70
Preet Toor 665 5.01 Jeri Stevens 90 0.68
Sam Jhajj 612 4.61 Terry J. Mckinnon 49 0.37
Rakesh Patel 542 4.08 Andrew Gorman 40 0.30
Brian Henderson 541 4.07 Jason Bale 37 0.28
Balraj Singh Manhas 466 3.51 Victor Viorel Bujor 37 0.28
Dan 'Can Man Dan' Johnstone 436 3.28 Kelly A. Kadla 33 0.25
Mike Butler 371 2.79 Nirpal Sekhon 29 0.22
Yash Sharma 334 2.52 Stephen Wutzke 23 0.17
Field Pieterse 315 2.37 Shani Ahmad 20 0.15
Don Koziak 260 1.96 R. Joey Koopmans 5 0.04

References[edit]

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