Two quick updates to the list of municipal by-elections being held across Alberta over the summer months.
Wayne Clark and Scott Ellis are contesting a by-election in the Town of Rimbey on July 9 to replace former Councillor Joe Anglin. Mr. Anglin became the Wildrose MLA for Sundre-Rocky Mountain House-Rimbey after defeating six-term Progressive Conservative MLA Ty Lund in the recent provincial election.
Mr. Clark served on town council until the 2010 election, when he and other incumbent councillors were involved in a controversy over financial reimbursements for attending numerous community events, including gold tournaments and bingo fundraisers. The entire incumbent council and mayor were defeated in that election.
Mr. Ellis is a member of the town’s municipal development plan committee and has been active with the local Conservative Party of Canada electoral district association.
The Village of Beiseker will be holding a by-election to fill a vacancy on village council on July 23 to replace former Mayor Bruce Rowe. Mr. Rowe was elected as the Wildrose MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills in the recent provincial election. Councillor Ray Courtman was selected by his fellow councillors to become the new Mayor last month. The deadline for nominations is June 25, 2012.