Municipal Election·Calgary Ward 7

Druh Farrell re-elected in Ward 7

Druh Farrell has reclaimed her spot in on council.

Riding home to more than 700 bicycle riders — the most in Calgary

Candidates for councillor in Ward 7 debated the issues on Tuesday night. (CBC)

Druh Farrell has reclaimed her spot on council after another tight race.

Candidate Kevin Taylor lost the 2010 election to the long-serving alderman by less than 1,500 votes.

The desire of numerous candidates to unseat her is part of her formula of success. They split the vote and, while she fails to get a majority, Farrell has received the most ballots with an X beside her name. 

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Ward Demographics

  • Population: 79,470
  • Per cent population: 6.9%
  • Total dwellings: 40,034
  • Percentage of home ownership: 50.39%
  • Vacancy rate: 3.96%   
  • Largest age group: 25-34
  • Transportation:
    • Bicycle: 701 Transit: 5,353 Drove alone: 13,802
  • Current alderman: Druh Farrell
  • Communities: Banff Trail, Brentwood, Bridgeland/Riverside*, Cambrian Heights, Capitol Hill, Charleswood, Chinatown, Collingwood, Crescent Heights, Dalhousie, Downtown Commercial Core*, Downtown East Village, Eau Claire, Highwood, Hillhurst, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Mount Pleasant, Parkdale, Point Mckay, Queens Park Village, Rosedale, Rosemont, St. Andrews Heights, Sunnyside, West Hillhurst

*Bridgeland/Riverside is also part of Ward 9, Downtown Commercial Core is also part of Ward 8

Registered candidates 

City Councillor

Public School Board

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

Catholic School Board

  • WINNER: Margaret Belcourt (Incumbent)
  • Emmerson Brando

With files from CBC's Scott Dippel


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