Two councillors returned in Lacombe County elections

While ratepayers in the west end of Lacombe County didn’t have to visit polls in Monday’s municipal election, two councillors were returned

While ratepayers in the west end of Lacombe County didn’t have to visit polls in Monday’s municipal election, two councillors were returned in the eastern end of the county.

Rod McDermand was re-elected for his fifth term in Division 1, defeating Ossie Eggenschwiler 197-116.

In Division 2, Brenda Knight won a second term with 328 votes, defeating Tony Jeglum (210 votes) and Stephen Holt (38 votes).

Barb Shepherd was elected to her first term as councillor for Division 3 after receiving 234 votes. David Powell won 157 votes in the division which was formerly held by Cliff Soper who chose not to run again.

The other four councillors were acclaimed after they were the only candidates to file nomination papers for their divisions.

Dana Kreil (Division 7), Keith Stephenson (Division 6), Ken Wigmore (Division 5) and Paula Law (Division 4) didn’t have to campaign.

Kreil will be entering her second term, Stephenson his third term, Wigmore his fourth term and Law her second term. Stephenson was the only councillor acclaimed in 2010.

Lacombe County’s reeve is selected by the winning councillors at an organizational meeting following the election. Ken Wigmore has held that position during the past term.