Some surprises on N.W.T. election candidates list

Elections NWT has released the final list of candidates for the Oct. 3 territorial election, and there are some surprises among the names.

Elections NWT has released the final list of candidates for the Oct. 3 territorial election.

There are some familiar faces and a roster of newcomers vying for the 19 seats. Three MLAs are already in by acclamation: Robert C McLeod, Bob McLeod and Tom Beaulieu.

A total of 15 incumbents are fighting to keep their jobs, and some of the races are shaping up to be ones to watch.

In Hay River South, longtime MLA Jane Groenewegen is going head to head with Jean-Marc Miltenberger again. She defeated him by 39 votes in 2007.

And in the South Slave Region, a high-profile contest could have big repercussions for the territory. It's widely speculated that Michael Miltenberger will make another run for the premier’s seat if he's re-elected in Thebacha. But another former Fort Smith mayor, Peter Martselos, wants to give him a run for his money.

Electoral DistrictCandidate NameCommunity
Deh ChoMichael McLeodFort Providence
Michael NadliFort Providence
Hay River NorthBeatrice Emily LepineHay River
Robert BouchardHay River
Roy (Slim) CourtoreilleHay River
Hay River SouthMarc MiltenbergerHay River
Jane GroenewegenHay River
Inuvik Boot LakeChris LarocqueInuvik
Grant GowansYellowknife
Alfred MosesInuvik
Paul VoudrachInuvik
Inuvik Twin LakesRobert C McLeodInuvik
Mackenzie DeltaFrederick Blake JrTsiigehtchic
Mary ClarkFort McPherson
Glenna HansenYellowknife
Taig ConnellFort McPherson
Eugene A. PascalAklavik
NahendehKevin MenicocheFort Simpson
Bertha NorwegianFort Simpson
MonfwiJackson LaffertyYellowknife
Bertha Rabesca ZoeBehchoko
NunakputJackie JacobsonTuktoyaktuk
Eddie T. DillonTuktoyaktuk
SahtuRocky E. NorwegianTulita
Norman YakeleyaTulita
ThebachaPeter MartselosFort Smith
Jeannie Marie-JewellFort Smith
J. Michael MiltenbergerFort Smith
Tu NedheTom BeaulieuYellowknife
Frame LakeDuff SpenceYellowknife
Bernard LeBlancYellowknife
Wendy BisaroYellowknife
Great SlavePatrick ScottYellowknife
Glen AbernethyYellowknife
Kam LakeVictor MercrediYellowknife
Dave RamsayYellowknife
Bryan SutherlandYellowknife
Darwin RudkevitchYellowknife
Range LakeDaryl DolynnyYellowknife
David WasylciwYellowknife
Norman SmithYellowknife
Beaton MackenzieYellowknife
WeledehBob BromleyYellowknife
Mark BoganYellowknife
Yellowknife CentreRobert HawkinsYellowknife
Arlene HacheYellowknife
Yellowknife SouthBob McLeodYellowknife