List of Calgary municipal elections

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This is a list of municipal elections held in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Elections for mayor were held annually until the 1923 election, when the election was for a two-year term. From the 1971 election, the mayoral term was three years. Elections for councillors and aldermen were held annually until the 1914 election, when the terms switched to two-year overlapping terms, with half of each council up for election each year. From the 1971 election, the aldermanic elections lined up fully with the mayoral elections, and were also for three-year terms.[1] In 1976, the number of wards expanded to 14 (current number) with one alderman representing each ward for three years. On December 14, 2010, council voted to change the title to councillor, which took effect in the October 2013 election.[2] In 2012 the Local Authorities Election Act was amended to increase the term length of the mayor and councillors to 4 years.[3][4]

Date Mayor elected Other candidates (>5%) Aldermen / Councilor Turnout Eligible voters Turnout %
December 3, 1884 George Murdoch Simon John Clarke
Simon Jackson Hogg
Neville James Lindsay
Joseph Henry Millward
1885
November 4, 1886 George Clift King
1887
January 16, 1888 Arthur Edwin Shelton
January 21, 1889 Daniel Webster Marsh
January 20, 1890 James Delamere Lafferty
January 19, 1891 James Reilly
January 18, 1892 Alexander Lucas
1893
January 15, 1894 Wesley Fletcher Orr
1895
January 6, 1896 Alexander McBride
January 4, 1897 Wesley Fletcher Orr
January 3, 1898 Arthur Leslie Cameron
January 3, 1899 James Reilly
January 2, 1900 William Henry Cushing
January 7, 1901 James Stuart Mackie
January 6, 1902 Thomas Underwood
1903
January 5, 1904 Silas Alexander Ramsay
January 2, 1905 John Emerson
1906
January 14, 1907 Arthur Leslie Cameron
1908
January 2, 1909 Reuben Rupert Jamieson
1910
January 2, 1911 John William Mitchell
1912
January 2, 1913 Herbert Arthur Sinnott
The mayor is elected every year, and half the council is elected each year.
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
The mayor is elected for a two-year term, and half the council is elected each year.
1923
December 10, 1924 Fred White
Thomas Crawford
Rueben Ward
J.W. Russel
Turner Bone
Eneas McCormick
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
December 7, 1931 Andrew Davison (94.4%) Philip Luck (5.6%) S. S. Savage
Robert Weir
H.W. Riley
J.R. Miquelon
Pansy Pue
Edith Patterson
1932
1933 Andrew Davison
1934
1935 Andrew Davison
1936
1937 Andrew Davison
1938
1939 Andrew Davison
1940
1941 Andrew Davison
1942
November 1943 Andrew Davison (Accl.) F.J. Chalk
H.R. Chauncey
E.A. McCullough
E.H. Starr
J.C. Watson
R. Wilkinson
1944
1945
1946 James Cameron Watson
November 1947 James Watson (57.5%) F.R. Freeze (42.5%)
1948
November 1949 Donald Mackay (33.0%) Paul Brecken (31.1%)
James Watson (28.0%)
G.M. Brown (7.8%)
Rose Wilkinson
P.N.R. Morrison
R.T. Alderman
R.B. Corley
M.J. Dover
N.D. McDermid
E.H. Starr
Leslie Hill
November 1950 Donald McIntosh
Ross Upton
A.N. Hutchinson
W.H.S. Boote
Fred Parker
J.L. Hill
November 21, 1951 [5] Donald McKay (84.6%) Gordon Wray (15.4%) Gordon S. Houghton (Ind.)
PNR Morrison (Lab.)
Paul Brecken (CGA)
Rose Wilkinson (Ind.)
M.J. Dover (CGA)
E. Bruce Watson (Lab.)
31,875 87,550 37.3%
1952
October 1953 Donald Mackay (71.2%) Donald McIntosh (27.0%) Arthur Smith
Rose Wilkinson
P.N.R. Morrison
Grand MacEwan
Paul Brecken
Bruce Watson
Melvin Shannon
1954
October 1955 Donald Mackay (86.0%) Gordon Wray (14.0%) Mack
MacEwan
Brecken
Morrison
Stevens
Macdonald
1956
October 1957 Donald Mackay Clarence Mack
Ernest Starr
1958
October 1959 Harry Hays Donald Mackay
1960
All council seats become vacant. Candidates for alderman with the most votes were elected for 2 years, while candidates with the second most number of votes were elected for one. 1
October 1961 Harry Hays A. McFaul
October 17, 1962
October 16, 1963 Grant MacEwan (60.9%) A.R. Smith (39.1%) Ward 1: George Ho Lem
Ward 2: Mark Tennant
Ward 3: Edward (Ted) Duncan
Ward 4: Roy Deyell
Ward 5: Walter Boote
Ward 6: Dave Russell
1964
October 1965 Jack Leslie P.N.R. Morrison
Clarence Mack
Ward 1: L. Goodwin
Ward 2: M. Tennant
Ward 3: B.E. Langridge
Ward 4: M. Law and A. Smith
Ward 5: J. Kushner
Ward 6: D.J. Russell
1966
1967 Jack Leslie (55.1%) P.N.R. Morrison (33.8%)
Clarence Mack (11.1%)
1968
1969 Rod Sykes (60.0%) Jack Leslie (34.3%)
A.L. Harris (5.7%)
Ward 1: E. Musgrave
Ward 2: Don Hartman
Ward 3: A.D. Berry
Ward 4: L. Goodwin
Ward 5: R.S.H. Greene
Ward 6: Tom Priddle
The terms are extended to three years and all are elected simultaneously.
1971 Rod Sykes (57.9%) F. Johns (36.7%) Ward 1: E. Musgrave & Peter Petrasuk
Ward 2: Don Hartman & Robert Simpson
Ward 3: A.D. Berry & John Ayer
Ward 4: Barb Scott & Ed Oman
Ward 5: J. Kushner & Gordon Shrake
Ward 6: Ross Alger & Tom Priddle
1974 Rod Sykes (42.5%) Ross Alger (40.5%)
Peter Petrasuk (14.9%)
Ward 1: Pat Donnelly & Pat Ryan
Ward 2: Donald Hartman & Robert Simpson
Ward 3: John Ayer & Virnetta Anderson
Ward 4: Barb Scott & Ed Oman
Ward 5: Gordon Shrake & Harry Huish
Ward 6: Tom Priddle & Leone Wellwood
Council moves to a 14-ward system, with one alderman being elected in each ward.
1977 Ross Alger (41.3%) Peter Petrasuk (29.6%)
Ed Oman (27.7%)
Ward 1: Pat Donnelly
Ward 2: Pat Ryan
Ward 3: Robert Simpson
Ward 4: Don Hartman
Ward 5: Stan Nelson
Ward 6: Brian Lee
Ward 7: Greg Husband
Ward 8: Barb Scott
Ward 9: Harry Huish
Ward 10: Gordon Shrake
Ward 11: Craig Reid
Ward 12: Nomi Whalen
Ward 13: Ann Blough
Ward 14: Sue Higgins
1980 Ralph Klein Ross Alger
October 17, 1983 [6] Ralph Klein (80.3%) Sue Higgins (11.1%) Ward 1: Dale Hodges
Ward 2: Theresa Baxter
Ward 3: Bob Hawkesworth
Ward 4: Don Hartmann
Ward 5: Les Pears
Ward 6: Ron Leigh
Ward 7: Tim Bardsley
Ward 8: Barb Scott
Ward 9: Al Duerr
Ward 10: Ray Clark
Ward 11: Craig Reid
Ward 12: Larry Gilchrist
Ward 13: Jim Bell
Ward 14: Diane Hunter
1986 Ralph Klein
1989 Al Duerr
1992 Al Duerr (90.4%)
1995 Al Duerr (92.3%)
October 19, 1998 Al Duerr (73%) Ray Clark (17.3%)
Rick Bell (8.3%)
October 15, 2001 Dave Bronconnier (28.3%) Bev Longstaff (26.4%)
Richard Magnus (22.5%)
Ray Clark (20.5%)
Ward 1: Dale Hodges
Ward 2: Gord Lowe
Ward 3: John Schmal
Ward 4: Bob Hawkesworth
Ward 5: Ray Jones
Ward 6: Craig Burrows
Ward 7: Druh Farrell
Ward 8: Madeleine King
Ward 9: Joe Ceci
Ward 10: Diane Danielson
Ward 11: Barry Erskine
Ward 12: Ric McIver
Ward 13: Diane Colley-Urquhart
Ward 14: Linda Fox-Mellway
October 18, 2004 Dave Bronconnier (81.5%) Oscar Fech (5.5%) Ward 1: Dale Hodges
Ward 2: Gord Lowe
Ward 3: Helen Larocque
Ward 4: Bob Hawkesworth
Ward 5: Ray Jones
Ward 6: Craig Burrows
Ward 7: Druh Farrell
Ward 8: Madeleine King
Ward 9: Joe Ceci
Ward 10: Margot Aftergood
Ward 11: Barry Erskine
Ward 12: Ric McIver
Ward 13: Diane Colley-Urquhart
Ward 14: Linda Fox-Mellway
October 15, 2007 Dave Bronconnier (61.1%) Alnoor Kasaam (16.9%)
Sandy Jenkins (7.9%)
Ward 1: Dale Hodges
Ward 2: Gord Lowe
Ward 3: Jim Stevenson
Ward 4: Bob Hawkesworth
Ward 5: Ray Jones
Ward 6: Joe Connelly
Ward 7: Druh Farrell
Ward 8: Jon Mar
Ward 9: Joe Ceci
Ward 10: Andre Chabot
Ward 11: Brian Pincott
Ward 12: Ric McIver
Ward 13: Diane Colley-Urquhart
Ward 14: Linda Fox-Mellway
October 18, 2010 Naheed Nenshi (39.6%) Ric McIver (31.7%)
Barb Higgins (25.6%)
Ward 1: Dale Hodges
Ward 2: Gord Lowe
Ward 3: Jim Stevenson
Ward 4: Gael Macleod
Ward 5: Ray Jones
Ward 6: Richard Pootmans
Ward 7: Druh Farrell
Ward 8: Jon Mar
Ward 9: Gian-Carlo Carra
Ward 10: Andre Chabot
Ward 11: Brian Pincott
Ward 12: Shane Keating
Ward 13: Diane Colley-Urquhart
Ward 14: Peter Demong
The mayor and the council are elected 4 year terms.
October 21, 2013 Naheed Nenshi (73.6%) Jon Lord (31.7%) Ward 1: Ward Sutherland
Ward 2: Joe Magliocca
Ward 3: Jim Stevenson
Ward 4: Sean Chu
Ward 5: Ray Jones
Ward 6: Richard Pootmans
Ward 7: Druh Farrell
Ward 8: Evan Woolley
Ward 9: Gian-Carlo Carra
Ward 10: Andre Chabot
Ward 11: Brian Pincott
Ward 12: Shane Keating
Ward 13: Diane Colley-Urquhart
Ward 14: Peter Demong

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Civic Elections". AM 770. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jason Markusoff (December 14, 2010). "Calgary rejects alderman label after 116 years". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on December 18, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  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. ^ "Local Authorities Election Act, RSA 2000, c L-21". CanLII. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Mackay is Re-Elected Mayor; Bridge Plebiscite Approved". Calgary Herald. 22 November 1951. p. A1. 
  6. ^ "Polling results". Calgary Herald. 18 October 1983. p. B2.