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Edmonton Municipal Election 2013 - Candidate Rumour Mill

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    Incumbent wards in Edmonton election drawing few contenders

    "While election signs will have to practically be hammered in on top of each other in some city neighbourhoods this fall, other wards seem set to have no contest at all.

    Based on declared candidates to date, incumbents Ed Gibbons in Ward 4, Amarjeet Sohi in 12, Ben Henderson in 8 and Bryan Anderson in 9 won’t be facing a challenger in the coming election.

    University of Alberta political scientist Jim Lightbody said he is not surprised candidates have flocked to the wards without incumbents. He said long-serving incumbents are running unchallenged because they would be very difficult to beat."


    • #62
      Marty Chan
      ‏@Marty_Chan 8m
      With 59 candidates for #yegcc and 6 for mayor, #yegvote ballot is going to look like a Chinese takeout menu.
      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012