Calgary Ward 6

Richard Pootmans re-elected in Ward 6

Richard Pootmans held off three challengers to win re-election in this riding, including former ward alderman Joe Connolly.

This southwest riding saw a few candidates back on the ballot from previous elections

Richard Pootmans held off three challengers to win re-election in this riding, including former ward alderman Joe Connolly.

Pootmans is finishing his first term here after defeating nine other candidates in 2010. 

One day, maybe, the southwest ring road will form the western boundary of this ward. While the LRT does run here now, there are still plenty of transportation and development issues on the west side.

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Ward Demographics

  • Population: 81,136
  • Per cent population: 7.1%
  • Total dwellings: 31,633
  • Percentage of home ownership: 80.96%
  • Vacancy rate: 2.22%   
  • Largest age group: 35-44  
  • Transportation:
  • Bicycle: 238 Transit: 3,257 Drove alone: 17,370  
  • Current alderman: Richard Pootmans
  • Communities: Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge*, Discovery Ridge, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Patterson, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Strathcona Park, West Springs

*Cougar Ridge is also part of Ward 1

Registered candidates


City Councillor


Public School Board

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


Catholic School Board

  • Antoni Grochowski
  • WINNER: Peter Teppler
  • Mark Franssen

With files from CBC's Scott Dippel

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