2013 Lethbridge municipal election

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Lethbridge municipal election, 2013
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Mayor and 8 councillors to Lethbridge City Council
 
Candidate Chris Spearman Bridget Mearns Faron Ellis
Popular vote 9,855 6,410 4,101
Percentage 46.1 30.0 19.22

Mayor before election

Rajko Dodic

Elected Mayor

Chris Spearman

The 2013 Lethbridge municipal election was held Monday, October 21, 2013 to elect a mayor and eight councillors (at-large), the seven Lethbridge School District No. 51 trustees, and five of the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4’s nine trustees (as Ward 2). This election marks a change of title for council members, from "Alderman", to "Councillor".

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] Of the 72,912 eligible voters, only 21,726 turned in a ballot, a voter turnout of 29.8%, and an average of 5.66 councillors per ballot.

Results[edit]

Bold indicates elected, and incumbents are italicized.

Mayor[edit]

Mayor[4]
Candidate Votes %
Chris Spearman 9,855 46.1
Bridget Mearns 6,410 30.0
Faron Ellis 4,101 19.2
Curtis Simpson 1,000 4.7

Councillors[edit]

Councillors[4]
Candidate Votes % Candidate Votes %
Joe Mauro 11,121 51.2 Kerry Milder 3,380 15.6
Ryan Parker 9,946 45.8 Harold Pereverseff 3,209 14.8
Jeffrey Coffman 9,785 45.0 George R. McCrea 2,661 12.2
Jeff Carlson 9,253 42.6 Darlene McLean 2,599 12.0
Rob Miyashiro 7,265 33.4 Fiona Doherty 2,143 9.9
Wade Galloway 6,922 31.9 Mark Leeb 2,109 9.7
Blaine Hyggen 6,229 28.7 Dillon Hargreaves 1,787 8.2
Liz Iwaskiw 5,942 27.3 Kevin Layton 1,260 5.8
Lea P. Switzer 5,811 26.7 Rory McKeown 1,190 5.5
Peter Deys 5,726 26.4 Marco Bergeron 971 4.5
Joey Shackleford 4,752 21.9 Tyler Gschaid 780 3.6
Jeff Wall 4,564 21.0 Yves Gauthier 760 3.5
Martin Heavy Head 4,232 19.5 Mako Tani 661 3.0
Rena Woss 3,816 17.6 James F. Suge 335 1.5
Michelle Madge 3,763 17.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Bill 23". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "28th Legislature, 1st Session (2012)". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Election Accountability Amendment Act, 2012 - Section 105" (PDF). 2012 Bill 7, First Session, 28th Legislature. Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "2013 Official Election Results" (PDF). City of Lethbridge. October 24, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.