Surprises in municipal elections in Stettler town and county

There were some surprise results in Monday’s municipal elections in the County of Stettler and Town Of Stettler with new faces making it to the councils.

In the Town of Stettler, mayor Dick Richards held on to his seat while newcomer Malcolm Fisher topped the polls for the council with 1021 votes.

As for the County of Stettler, Reeve Earl Marshall failed to regain his seat and there will be e recount of votes in one ward.

Here are the unofficial election results as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19:

Town of Stettler

For Mayor:

Dick Richards – 689 votes

Will Brown – 662 votes

For Town Councillor (top 6 elected):

Malcolm Fischer – 1021 votes

Al Campbell – 954 votes

Leona Thorogood – 922 votes

Darcy Bachman – 648 votes

Steven Wildeboer – 494 votes

Peter Simons – 462 votes

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Len Kostenuk – 450 votes

Dave Garbutt – 439 votes

Wayne Tebbe – 425 votes

Boyd Jackson – 296 votes

Dave Thiessen – 270 votes

For School Board Trustee (top 2 elected):

Patty Dittrick – 886 votes

Peter Simons – 545 votes

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Andrew Brysiuk – 508 votes

There were 1344 voters (an estimated 29% of eligible voters)

With 5 of 6 wards being declared, Election Day in the County of Stettler came to close today with 3 incumbents winning their seats back, 3 new councilors and a recount. Voter turnout was up from the previous election to 39%. The returning Officer has declared a recount in the Byemoor-Endiang Ward, scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 19, at the County of Stettler Administration Building. The results will be available following the recount.

Byemoor-Endiang

Recount Declared

Big Valley

Dave Grover – 82

Terry Schiffner – 86

Botha-Gadsby

Kevin Baird – 60

Greggory Jackson – 146

Stettler

Blake Chapman – 112

Walt Saar – 53

Chad Wilson – 78

Erskine South-Warden

Earl Marshall – 66

James Nibourg – 143

Danny Riggins – 30

Erskine – Buffalo Lake

Joe Gendre – 134

Guy Neitz – 129