Last night's City of Calgary election had the highest voter turnout in over 40 years! In fact, many polling stations ran out of ballots at various points and had to be couriered more.
According to the City of Calgary, 387,306 Calgarians went out to vote yesterday, which is equivalent to 58.1 per cent.
In the mayoral race, Naheed Nenshi won his third consecutive term as mayor, with 199,122 votes (51.4 per cent).
As for ward 6, with no incumbent running in this southwest ward, there will be a fresh face representing—Jeff Davison. Davison won the Councillor seat with 13,735 votes (44.7 per cent). Davison is elected after Richard Pootmans retired after seven years on City Council this year.
Jeff Davison is a business strategist who runs his own business and has volunteered with the Calgary Stampede for more than 10 years. If elected, Davison’s focus would be on cost control, prioritized spending and community safety. [Global Calgary]
We deserve better value for our tax dollars. As your next Ward 6 Councillor, I will fight effectively to see that our next administration moves away from a tax and spend philosophy to focus on a collaborative agenda of sensible spending priorities over the long-term. I will ensure the needs of Ward 6 are not overlooked. I am running for Calgary City Council because I am focused on driving growth, not falling behind. I want essential projects completed on time and on budget. I want to rein in wasteful spending and ensure we work together to build safe and vibrant communities for generations to come. [Jeff Davison]
The Public School Trustee for ward 6 elected was Lisa Davis.
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