Longtime Donalda resident Dan Knudtson swept to victory Monday in the village council byelection Monday.
“I spent a lot of time going door-to-door, talking to people about my position for better planning,” Knudtson said Monday after he received a majority of the votes.
Knudtson collected 43 votes (63 per cent of the total ballots), well ahead of former councillor Paul McKay, with 13 votes, and newcomer Matthew Stepp, with 12.
“I want to see the business run more like a business and people were receptive to that,” Knudtson said.
The voter turnout was 39.2 per cent, said returning officer Marlene Conibear.
Knudtson is expected to become an official councillor of Donalda village council tonight to fill the seat created when Chad Whiteside moved out of the village. That move disqualified Whiteside from the three-seat council.
Born and raised in Donalda, Knudtson has resided in the village for the past 15 years. He’s been active with the Donalda and District Museum Society.
Knudtson is expected to serve the current term of office until the general municipal election in October.