Edmonton Votes: Wards 9, 10, 11 and 12
While two incumbent city councillors stepped down to compete in the mayoral race, two other long-term councillors were re-elected in Edmonton’s southern wards.
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Winner and long-term incumbent Bryan Anderson, first elected in 1998, swept ward 9 by a margin of almost 15,000 votes, cleanly beating first-time candidate Andrew Gorman.
Community leader Michael Walters, who ran for the Alberta Party in the last provincial election, was tipped early on as the most likely to step into Iveson’s shoes.
Walters took an early lead, ultimately beating out competitor Richard Feehan by nearly 9,000 votes.
In the end, ex-mayoral candidate and former city councillor Mike Nickel took the ward with more than a 5,000 vote lead on second-place contender Sonia Bitar.
In a surprise upset, Nickel was defeated in his 2007 re-election campaign by then-newcomer Don Iveson.
Fiscally conservative and priding himself as a dissenter on council, Nickel is likely to continue former councillor Diotte’s role on council.
Former ETS driver and incumbent city councillor Amarjeet Sohi, first elected in 2007, took a clear and decisive lead as soon as early results came in, ultimately winning by more than 9,800 votes.