Edmonton Votes: Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8
Central Edmonton was due for at least a couple of shake ups Monday night with one long-term councillor retiring and another stepping down to compete instead in the mayoral race.
You can find out more about each city ward here.
One of the tightest races of the night, Ward 5 was the last called, with businessman Michael Oshry winning a close race with 5,433 votes.
"I door-knocked a ton, I heard a lot of the issues," he said. "For me, I think they wanted a local presence and someone with business experience to help manage the city. The city has a lot of challenges, growth challenges. A lot of good things happening, though."
Jim Gibbon, the owner of Amber’s Brewery, came in second with 4,805 votes.
The main race came down to a head-to-head between former Edmonton Journal city-hall columnist Scott McKeen and school board trustee Heather McKenzie.
McKeen took an early lead, winning by a margin of 1,654 votes.
After the results were announced, McKeen – dapper in a bowtie – addressed the crowd over the sounds of “Good Vibrations,” to thank his supporters and volunteers.
"I think the experience I brought to this probably resonated with people," he said. "I did literally sit through hundreds of council meetings, so I know the place pretty well ... There probably was some name recognition. And I really did have a great campaign team."
Henderson has sat on council since 2007.