You may have noticed election lawn signs beginning to pop up around the city – that is because there are only 38 days left until Edmontonians go to the polls to vote in this year’s municipal elections. Here are some of the latest updates to the list of candidates running in Edmonton’s municipal election for City Council, the Edmonton Public School Board and the Edmonton Catholic School District.:
- Neil Stephens becomes the eleventh candidate to announce their intentions to run for Mayor of Edmonton.
- Rob Bernshaw is \ running for City Council in Ward 8. He he ran in Ward 3 in the 2013 election.
- Lenore Dilts appears to have withdrawn from the City Council race in Ward 8.
- Neda Asadi is running for the Edmonton Public School Board in Ward H. Asadi is a community volunteer and researcher who recently completed her PhD in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. (Note: Neda Asadi is an acquaintance of mine and a former colleague of my wife. I am not involved in her election campaign but I do believe she would be an excellent addition to the Edmonton Public School Board).
- Orville Chubb is running for for re-election as a public school board trustee in Ward C. Kurt Kronebusch is also running for election in Ward C.
- Jeff Behrens is running for the public school board in Ward D.
- Retired teacher Sam Filice is running for the Edmonton Public School Board in Ward E. According to his website biography, Filice taught at Jasper Place High School and then Centre High until his retirement in June 2017.
- Marilyn Bergstra is running for re-election to the Edmonton Catholic School District in Ward 76.
If you know any other candidates who have announced their intentions to stand for Mayor, Council, or School Board and are not on this list, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add them. Thank you!