It’s official – Sylvan Lake has a new mayor, and by an overwhelming majority. Sean McIntyre defeated incumbent two term mayor Susan Samson polling 1,966 votes to her 678 votes. Melesa Starcheski got 99 votes when final numbers were released about 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
For mayor – Sean McIntyre – 1966 (elected), Susan Samson 678; Melesa Starcheski 99.
For council (6 elected) – Megan Chernoff – 1,817, Graham Parsons – 1,432; Jas Payne – 1,372; Matt Prete – 1,237; Chris Lust – 1,229; Dale Plante 1,165. Unsuccessful council candidates – Rick Grimson – 1,029; Wendy Sauvageau – 964; Charlie Everest – 880; and Neil Evans – 869.
Chinook’s Edge School Division results are in – 10:25 p.m.
Jackie Swainson has regained her position as trustee for Ward 1 which includes Sylvan Lake/Benalto – She polled 680 votes to Joe-Anne Matejka’s
465 votes. Swainson was trustee for a number of years before deciding not to run last election. Matejka served for the past three years.
Connie Huelsman retained her Ward 5 position representing Bowden/Spruce View with 573 votes compared to Linda Possakka’s 360 votes.
The only other election was in Ward 4 – Innisfail where Penny Archibald didn’t run. The winner was Holly Bilton with 641 votes. Derek Baird received
564 votes and Linnea Thompson 145 votes. Other trustees – Sherry Cooper, Ward 2; Colleen Butler, Ward 3; Ron Fisher, Ward 6; Trudy James, Ward 7; Gordon Kerr, Ward 8, and Sheldon Ball, Ward 9, were acclaimed.
Red Deer County – just posted final results for Division 4 and it’s a tie.
9:19 pm Monday, Oct. 21.
David Hoar and Connie Huelsman have both received 328 votes according to the county’s website, with all polls reporting.
Red Deer County – 9:10 pm – Final results have been posted with Sylvan Lake polls reporting now for Division 5 and 6.
Division 5 – Richard Lorenz elected with 390, Jim Lougheed in second with 285 and Rod English third with 277.
Division 6 – Christine Moore won with 247 votes to Joe-Anne Matejka’s 88 votes.
In Division 3 it looks like Don Church has edged out Penny Archibald by one vote – Church 289, Archibald 288, Schmidt 90.
Lacombe County – Rod McDermand was re-elected in Division 1 with 197 votes to Ossie Eggenschwiller with 116.
Division 2 incumbent Brenda Knight was elected with 328 votes, Tony Jeglum received 210 votes and Stephen Holt 38.
Division 3 – Barb Shepherd was elected in the seat vacated by Cliff Soper. She received 234 votes, David Powell got 157.
Incumbents in Divisions 4-7 had no competition and were all acclaimed.
Division 4 – Paula Law acclaimed
Division 5 – Ken Wigmore acclaimed.
Division 6 – Keith Stephenson acclaimed.
Division 7 – Dana Kreil acclaimed.
Results as of 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
Two election races ended in ties and resulted in random draws to determine winners, according to results just released by Red Deer County (8:53 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22/13). In both cases a recount is scheduled for later this week to verify the results.
In Division 3 Don Church was declared unofficially elected after he won the tie breaker over Penny Archibald.
In Division 4 Connie Huelsman was declared unofficially elected after winning the tie breaker over incumbent David Hoar.
Richard Lorenz retained his seat in Division 5.
And Christine Moore was successful in Division 6 being elected to the seat vacated by the retirement of George Gehrke.
10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.