Naheed Nenshi will serve four more years as Calgary's mayor after taking 74 per cent of the vote.

Nenshi has turned from a relatively unknown underdog in the last election to what seems to be a seasoned veteran after the flooding in June. He had eight challengers in this election.

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City Demographics

  • Population: 1,149,552
  • Total dwellings: 468,358
  • Under construction: 8,050
  • Percentage of home ownership: 68.50%
  • Vacancy rate: 2.59%
  • Fastest growing community: Evanston (1,680 additional residents)
  • Largest ward: Ward 5
  • Largest community: Panorama Hills
  • Population during the last election in 2010: 1,071,515
  • High school diploma or equivalent: 243,310*
  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree: 494,675*
  • Average income (2010): $56,600*
  • Average household total income (2010): $113,152*

*Released on Sept. 11, 2013, in Statistics Canada's National Household Survey. Information also from 2013 City of Calgary Census.

Registered candidates 


Mayor Candidates

Naheed Nenshi

WINNER: Naheed Nenshi

Has been elected to serve four more years on council. This will be his second term.

Bruce Jackman

Bruce Jackman

Civic worker with the city's water department.

Larry Heather

Larry Heather

Hosts the radio program "Gospel Road" on 1140AM in High River.

Milan Papez

Milan Papez

Businessman, activist and publisher of an infrequent pamphlet called 'Silver Bullet.'

Norm Perrault

Norm Perrault

Private contractor and former president of the Bowness Community Association.

Carter Thomson

Carter Thomson

Small businessman who has operated One Way Foods since 2003.

Jon Lord

Jon Lord

Video store owner and former Ward 8 alderman from 1995 to 2001 who served a term as Conservative MLA for Calgary-Currie.

Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter

A candidate running in the city-wide election for Calgary’s next mayor.

Jonathan Joseph Sunstrum

Jonathan Joseph Sunstrum

Blogger from abettercalgary.com who has ran for the mayor’s chair in the past.