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    Default Airdrie Municipal Election - Oct 18th '10

    I know beyond is mostly Calgary based, but I know we have some Airdrie people on here, so we should have an election thread too.

    Even if nobody responds I'll continue to update this thread for anyone observing it.

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    The municipal election is on the 18th of October, lots of candidates this time, if you canít tell from all the signs. The election is different then Calgary since there are no wards, you choose six city aldermen and one mayor when you vote, you are not required vote for multiple aldermen, you can pick anywhere from one to a maximum of six, so you can simply vote for single person if you like (which would still only equal one vote).

    Since Airdrie has doubled in population in about 10 years, I'll provide some history on them too.

    So who are the candidates?

    Mayoral Candidates

    Peter Brown (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 8 years.
    Businessperson
    website

    Linda Bruce (Aldermen from 1995 to 2004 - Mayor from 2004 to Present)
    Resident of Airdrie for over 20 years.
    Geologist
    website

    Ross Mann (First-time Candidate)
    Born & Raised in Airdrie.
    Businessperson/Entrepreneur
    website

    Edward Skelding (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 19 years.
    Retired Military Veteran
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article



    Aldermen Candidates

    Glenda Alexander (Aldermen since 2004 to Present)
    Resident of Airdire for 10 years.
    Retailer/Management
    website

    Darrell Belyk (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 10 years.
    Businessperson/Entrepreneur
    website

    Jennifer Berg (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 10 years.
    Mother
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    Corina Bohnet (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 7 years.
    Project Manager/Healthcare Industry
    website

    Murray Buchanan (Aldermen from 1992 - 2002, decided to not run again in 2002 but after 2 elections decided to run again)
    Resident of Airdrie for 26 years.
    Buisnessperson/Educator (Not exactly what his current work position is, or if he is retired)
    website

    Fred Burley (Aldemen from 2002 to Present)
    Resident of Airdrie for 16 years.
    Buisnessperson/Entrepreneur
    website

    Trevor Cameron (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 3 years.
    Project Manager
    website

    Ron Chapman (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 32 years.
    Retailer/Handyman
    website

    Tim Elliott (Third-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 20 years.
    Federal Government Employee (Revenue Canada & Currently Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    Taylor Farthing (Second-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 12 years.
    Retailer/Management
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    Carolyn Friend (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 8 years.
    Office Manager
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    Sharon Harripersad (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 15 years.
    Public Administrator
    website

    Kelly Hegg (Aldermen from 2002 - Present)
    Resident of Airdrie for 14 years.
    Educator - Principal
    website

    Kevin Hughes (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 8 years.
    Retailer/Management
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    Allan Hunter (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 5 years.
    Buisnessperson/Entrepreneur
    website

    Dave Pollard (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 6 years.
    Minister/United Church
    website

    Wendy Potter-Duhaime (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 20 years.
    Sales Director
    website

    Racelle Reed (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 17 years.
    Student
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    Vernon Sinnott (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 7 years.
    Accounts Manager
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    Jeff Willerton (First-time Candidate)
    Resident of Airdrie for 5 years.
    Author/Writer
    Has a few websites, but none related to the campaign

    Brian Young (First-time Candidate)
    Born & Raised in Airdrie
    Retailer/Management
    Can't locate a website, but here is a news article

    source: http://www.airdriecityview.com/artic...ion-candidates
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    How & Where to Vote on the 18th

    To vote, you must be:

    * At least 18 years of age
    * A Canadian citizen
    * A resident of Alberta for at least six consecutive months (since April 17, 2010)
    * A resident of Airdrie on election day

    All residents meeting the above criteria are encouraged to visit the voting stations on October 18, 2010, to cast their ballot. Voting stations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Polling Stations:

    Rocky View School Division Administration Office
    2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW
    (residents west of the CP railway tracks)



    Residents living in the communities of:

    Bayside
    Baysprings
    Canals
    Coopers Crossing
    West Downtown (includes Pointe of View condominiums)
    Fairways
    Luxstone
    Morningside
    Prairie Springs
    Reunion
    Sagewood
    Silver Creek
    Williamstown
    Willowbrook
    Windsong
    Woodside

    Airdrie Town & Country Centre
    275 Jensen Drive NE
    (residents between the CP railway tracks & Highway 2)


    Residents living in the communities of:

    Airdrie Meadows
    East Downtown (includes Towerlane apartments, Cedarwood Station and Fletcher Village)
    Edgewater
    Edmonton Trail
    Gateway
    Jensen
    Old Town
    Ridgegate
    Sierra Springs
    Stonegate
    Summerhill
    Sunridge
    The Village
    Waterstone

    Genesis Place
    800 East Lake BV NE
    (residents east of Highway 2)


    Residents living in the communities of:

    Big Springs
    East Lake Industrial
    Highland Park Industrial
    Kings Heights
    Kingsview Industrial Park
    Meadowbrook
    Ravenswood
    Thorburn
    Yankee Valley Crossing



    Information in this post is quoted from the City of Airdrie website: http://www.airdrie.ca/election/how_to_vote.cfm

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    Election Results from 2007

    Mayor

    Linda Bruce Acclaimed

    Aldermen

    Shawn Howard------ 1,851 14.43%
    Marlene Weaver----- 1,688 13.16%
    Kelly Hegg---------- 1,677 13.07%
    Glenda Alexander---- 1,662 12.96%
    Fred Burley--------- 1,624 12.66%
    Richard Siemens----- 1,618 12.61%
    Milton Friesen------- 1,012 7.89%
    Taylor Farthing------ 908 7.08%
    Trevor D. Grieve----- 788 6.14%
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    I find it so much easier to follow the Calgary election over Airdrie (where I live). I find it difficult to see the differences these people make in a smaller city. Im will have to put some time in over the next week to get to know the candidates a bit better.

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    Good thread, thanks very much for this.

    Saves me a ton of time finding all that info, and those sites myself.

    I may find it hard voting for anyone who has lived in A-town for less than 10 years though. I've been here for all 28 of my years, and I would love to see someone voted in who was here before the boom.
    Just because it happened to you, doesn't make it interesting.

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    Does anyone know who voted for the Monklands development, I want to make sure I don't vote for them. I know the mayor did but who else?

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    Thanks for this. The information you gathered was very useful in helping me deciding who to vote for.

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    2010 Unofficial Airdrie Municipal Election Results
    Final unofficial results.


    http://www.airdrie.ca/election/index.cfm

    Airdrie gets a new Mayor
    "Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid."

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    Voted- glad to see the change.

    I had a hard time voting for Alderman as there was so much information i ended up voting for 4 (your mother included). I specifically didnt vote for Belyk.

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    I'm happy about the Airdrie results... not so much about Calgary.

    Just seems as though the Nenshi vote was the 'cool' thing to do, and not necessarily the 'right' thing to do.

    I don't mind the guy at all, but so much hype for a guy who has never been in a role like this before... seems strange he got so many votes. It's the hype machine. And it will come back to bite Calgary in the arse.
    Just because it happened to you, doesn't make it interesting.

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    Linda Bruce comment re: Peter Brown.

    "I have lots of experience working with Peter (Brown) and, no, I don't believe he'll do well as mayor," she said.

    http://www.airdrieecho.com/ArticleDi...aspx?e=2805505

    Pretty lame comment IMO. Maybe next time she will put some effort into her campaign and not assume she has it locked up. That was my impression anyways.

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    Originally posted by derpderp
    Thanks for voting for my mother craigcd, if you ever have any issues don't forget counsel meetings are the best place to be heard. You're also welcome to contact city counselors with any questions and concerns.
    No problem she seems very qualified and i did my research she seemed like a good fit. I would really like to get more involved in local politics so maybe I will need to attend my first counsel meeting in the near future.

    Thanks again for your post it was by far the best source of all the information I could find in one spot.

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    Wish I would've noticed this thread earlier. Voted yesterday and happy with the outcome. Thanks for putting this up

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    Originally posted by msouther
    Wish I would've noticed this thread earlier. Voted yesterday and happy with the outcome. Thanks for putting this up
    Sidenote:

    Hey- you live close to my buddy, I have seen you drivng the mustang. Nice car!

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