Local Municipal Election Results

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Despite the blizzard-like conditions on Monday November 9, 2020 local municipal elections went on as scheduled. While turn-out numbers were low in all areas, undoubtably the weather was a major factor in some people’s minds when it came to voting on Monday, but regardless the number of votes cast the results stand. Wakaw CAO Lois Gartner stated that the turn-out was 80 less votes cast than four years ago. Since enumeration does not take place prior to municipal elections, officials look at the total number of residents to estimate how many ballots to have prepared. Gartner added that typically if there is a major issue facing the town or municipality the voter turnout is much higher. Good weather also helps as the advanced poll had a very good turnout. The new councils will sit for their first meetings in December for towns and rural municipalities that meet only once a month and for those who hold two meetings per month their first council meeting will be next week.

Town of Wakaw

In Wakaw 268 votes were cast. For the six positions of Councillor the following individuals received the most votes: Iris Fleming, Michael Markowski, Robert Michayluk, Terry Ostafichuk, Chad Parenteau, and Michael Romanchuk. Steven Skoworodko was re-elected as Mayor garnering two-thirds of the votes.

Town of Cudworth

In the Town of Cudworth 221 ballots were cast. For the six positions of Councillor the following achieved the most votes: Kelsey Eckel, Scott Friesen, Roxanne Koenning, Kyle Lingel, Terry Medernach, and Rick Wedewer. New Mayor Gary Hleck was elected by acclamation.

Town of Rosthern

In the Town of Rosthern 227 ballots were cast. For the six positions of Councillor the following achieve the most votes: Colin Aebig, James Crouch, Kevin Graham, Emily Hand, Neal Isfeld, and Blaine Krentz. Mayor Dennis Helmuth was elected by acclamation.

Town of Bruno

In the Town of Bruno 136 ballots were cast. For the six positions of Councillor the following were awarded the most votes: Kurtis Ellis, Jenna Hale, Debora Kramer, Daryl Lepage, Kayla Shaw, and Michael Sorokoski. Dale Glessman returns as Mayor.

Village of St. Louis

The following were elected by acclamation:

Mayor: Marc Caron

Councillors: Tristen Boettcher

Jennifer Jenny

Shane Jenny

Janelle Paul

Village of St. Benedict

The following were elected by acclamation:

Mayor: Dennis Nyuli

Councillor: Pernell St. Germaine

Councillor: Doug Winger

The results of Horizon School Division's Board elections are as follows:Subdivision 1 – Jenna Hale

Subdivision 2 – Linda Mattock

Carol Baldwin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Wakaw Recorder