5 Yellowknife incumbents declared winners
Posted: Oct 3, 2011 8:44 PM MT
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2011 9:14 AM MT
It's a good night for incumbents in Yellowknife with all five celebrating victories.
Bob Bromley won in Weledeh, handily defeating Mark Bogan. Bromley won with 502 votes against Bogan's 71.
Another incumbent, Dave Ramsay, took the riding of Kam Lake with an overwhelming lead over three challengers. Ramsay won with 314 votes. Darwin Rudkevitch was second with 103 votes, followed by Victor Mercredi with 41 and Bryan Sutherland 21.
Wendy Bisaro retained her seat in contentious Frame Lake. Many expected it to be a close race because of longstanding issues in the Northlands trailer park. Bisaro won with 266 votes. Duff Spence was next with with 210 votes while Bernard LeBlanc picked up 27.
Glen Abernethy kept his Great Slave seat. He beat well-known Yellowknifer Patrick Scott, who has worked all over the territory since moving to Yellowknife in the 1970s. Abernethy won with 391 votes, with Scott getting 207.
Robert Hawkins won Yellowknife Centre with 427 votes. Arlene Hache got 312 votes. Hache has run in four previous elections, but has never won. Hawkins was first elected to the legislature in 2003.
Newcomer and Yellowknife Shoppers Drug Mart owner Daryl Dolynny won the Range Lake riding with 277 votes. David Wasylciw came in second place with 210 votes. High school teacher Beaton MacKenzie got 167 votes and Norman Smith came in last with 64.
Bob McLeod was acclaimed in Yellowknife South.
The NWT way
There are no parties in the Northwest Territories, so each candidate runs as an Independent. The territory governs by consensus, similar to the way aboriginal people traditionally governed in the territory.
Nunavut is the only other jurisdiction in Canada with consensus-style government.
The territory's 19 MLAs elect the premier by secret ballot. They are expected to do vote for the Speaker of the house and the premier in the next few weeks.
Corrections and Clarifications
- We initially reported Beaton MacKenzie had finished second in Yellowknife Range Lake with 167 votes. In fact, David Wasylciw finished second in that district with 210 votes. Oct., 4, 2011 | 10:40 a.m. MT
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