Another municipal election has come and gone and this one brought some significant changes to Rocky View County Council.
Five of the eight incumbents who ran were re-elected, and two first-timers were successful. Remember that there was a boundary adjustment made to the divisions and the number of divisions was reduced from 9 to 7.
Veterans Greg Boehlke and Al Schule won in their divisions (5&7) so there will be some experienced leadership in the group. Boehlke headed off three challengers and Schule defeated former Langdon Chamber president Alysha Bates.
All three of the formerly sanctioned Councillors were triumphant. Crystal Kissel survived a strong challenge from newcomer Jolene Airth to prevail in the new division 3. Kevin Hanson lost Bragg Creek to new candidate Brent Moore, but he held up in his home area of Elbow Valley and that propelled him to victory in the new division 1. Newcomer Don Kochan defeated Kim McKylor in division 2 (Springbank) and Kochan does bring some municipal experience to the table having been the former CAO of Canmore. Samanntha Wright hung on to her seat as candidates Roc Spence and former Reeve Dan Henn were successful in splitting the vote in division 4.
And there is a newcomer in division 6 where realtor Sunny Samra defeated incumbent Jerry Gautreau and former Councillor Rolly Ashdown.
You can view the complete election results here:
Rocky View 2020 congratulates all of the winning candidates, and we look forward to working with the new Council to ensure Rocky View continues to be one of the best places in Alberta to live, work, and play. We would also like to convey our sincere gratitude to outgoing Councillors Kim McKylor, Jerry Gautreau, and Dan Henn as well as Mark Kamachi who did not seek re-election. All four worked hard and served their division and Rocky View well over the last four years.
The Organizational Meeting for the new Council is this coming Tuesday, October 26th at 9:00am in Council Chambers. A new Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be elected by the Councillors as well as Chairs of the various Council committees.
Rocky View 2020
Rocky View 2020