Druh Farrell has reclaimed her spot on council after another tight race.

Candidate Kevin Taylor lost the 2010 election to the long-serving alderman by less than 1,500 votes.

The desire of numerous candidates to unseat her is part of her formula of success. They split the vote and, while she fails to get a majority, Farrell has received the most ballots with an X beside her name. 

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Ward Demographics

  • Population: 79,470
  • Per cent population: 6.9%
  • Total dwellings: 40,034
  • Percentage of home ownership: 50.39%
  • Vacancy rate: 3.96%   
  • Largest age group: 25-34
  • Transportation:
    • Bicycle: 701 Transit: 5,353 Drove alone: 13,802
  • Current alderman: Druh Farrell
  • Communities: Banff Trail, Brentwood, Bridgeland/Riverside*, Cambrian Heights, Capitol Hill, Charleswood, Chinatown, Collingwood, Crescent Heights, Dalhousie, Downtown Commercial Core*, Downtown East Village, Eau Claire, Highwood, Hillhurst, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Mount Pleasant, Parkdale, Point Mckay, Queens Park Village, Rosedale, Rosemont, St. Andrews Heights, Sunnyside, West Hillhurst

*Bridgeland/Riverside is also part of Ward 9, Downtown Commercial Core is also part of Ward 8

Registered candidates 


City Councillor

Druh Farrell

WINNER: Druh Farrell

Represented the residents of Ward 7 for four terms from 2001-2013.

Brent Alexander

Brent Alexander

Managing director for RBC Commercial Financial Services.

Joylin Nodwell

Joylin Nodwell

Worked in various areas of education and fitness and is currently employed at the Calgary Winter Club, where she coaches several swim groups.

Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor

After years in the oil and gas industry, he now owns the Cheesecake Cafe restaurant on MacLeod Trail.


Public School Board

  • WINNER: Trina Hurdman
  • Misty Hamel
  • George Lane (Incumbent)


Catholic School Board

  • WINNER: Margaret Belcourt (Incumbent)
  • Emmerson Brando

With files from CBC's Scott Dippel