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Voting Day November 24, 2003  
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 DISTRICT: Kam Lake
Candidate Vote Count Pop. Vote X
David Ramsay 372 49.53% X
Bill Aho 268 35.69%
Steve Petersen 111 14.78%
 Last Update Mon Nov 24 11:03:17 MST 2003 6 of 6 polls reporting
DISTRICT 15: Yellowknife - Kam Lake

Candidates:

Bill Aho
Steve Petersen
Dave Ramsay

Current MLA:

Hon. Tony Whitford, Speaker of the Assembly

Riding Profile: The Kam Lake riding encompasses a jumble of homes, trailers, apartments, industrial lots and dog-yards at the south end of Yellowknife. It includes the Yellowknife Correctional Centre, N.J. MacPherson School, and St. Joe's Catholic School. It is bounded on the west by Range Lake Rd., on the north by Old Airport and Taylor Rds., and on the south and east by Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife, with a population of 17,913, is the N.W.T.'s capital and by far its largest community.

Political History: Tony Whitford's 1999 win in the newly-created Kam Lake riding was among the most decisive in the territory, as he beat teacher Beaton Mackenzie by more than 500 votes. Whitford had served in the assembly before, originally coming to power in 1988 in a by-election, and then winning the Yellowknife South riding in 1991. Voter turnout in Kam Lake has been among the lowest in the territory.

1999   
Tony Whitford   584 (80.44%)
Beaton Mackenzie   74 (10.19%)
Steve Petersen   68 (9.37%)
Voter turnout   58.6% (third lowest in N.W.T.)

1995*   
Charles Dent   446 (59.31)
Rob Roman   135 (17.95%)
David McCann   122 (16.22%)
Voter turnout   49.4 % (lowest in the N.W.T.)

1991*   
Charles Dent   313 (46.79%)
Arlene Hache   214 (31.99%)
Noel Montiagano   132 (19.73%)
Voter turnout   53.7% (second lowest in the N.W.T.)

 

*Prior to 1999, Yellowknife Frame Lake and Yellowknife Kam Lake were encompassed in a single riding.


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