Clearview trustees re-elected with new trustee in the east

Two public school incumbents for the Town of Stettler were re-elected to Clearview School Division in local government elections on Oct. 18.

Patty Dittrick was handily re-elected with 886 votes, while Peter Simons claimed the second seat with 545 votes, just ahead of newcomer Andrew Brysiuk, who collected 508 votes.

“I think voters are saying that I continue to be a strong advocate for students, their families, our schools, and community,” said Dittrick, a local school trustee since April 2002.

“I believe this strong support is also an endorsement of my provincial work as the president of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta, obviously the community sees that a local voice at the provincial level is advantageous.”

“I am passionate about being an advocate for public school education.”

Peters Simons said he was honoured to have been given the opportunity to continue to serve on the Clearview Board in addition to his new position as Stettler town councilor.

“Working together is the best way for all of us to move forward,” he said.

Maginn elected new trustee

Election newcomer Rhonda Maginn defeated incumbent trustee John Schofer 190-140 for the area of Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor, Halkirk and west Halkirk (ward 4).

“I am excited about becoming a trustee and look forward to what the future holds,” said Maginn.

“On behalf of the ward, we appreciate John Schofer for all his hard work over the past many years.”

Trustees will be sworn in at the organizational meeting on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. in Stettler.

Results will be official Friday at 12 noon.

All other trustees have been acclaimed – Cheri Neitz for Erskine, Erskine north, Donalda and area (ward 1); Yvette Cassidy for Big Valley, Erskine south and area (ward 2).

• East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division

No election was held here for East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division as incumbent trustee Chris Nichols was acclaimed to represent Stettler and Killam areas.

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