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Edmonton municipal election, 1937

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The 1937 municipal election was held November 10, 1937 to elect a mayor and six aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and five trustees to sit on the public school board (Hugh Currie, Charles Gariepy, William Wilde, and John Welihan were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board). Voters also decided three plebiscite questions.

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There were ten aldermen on city council, but four of the positions were already filled: Hugh MacDonald, James Ogilvie, John McCreath, and Athelstan Bissett had been elected to two-year terms in 1936 and were still in office. John Wesley Fry had also been elected to a two-year term in 1936, but he resigned to run for mayor; accordingly, Blair Paterson, who polled sixth in this election, was elected to a one-year term to finish off his term.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but two of the positions were already filled: Izena Ross and Armour Ford had been elected to two-year terms in 1936 and were still in office. Frederick Casselman had also been elected to a two-year term in 1936, but had resigned; accordingly, George Gleave was elected to a one-year term. On the separate school board there were four vacancies, as A J Crowe, J O Pilon, and J O'Hara were continuing.

Voter turnout

There were 24279 ballots cast out of 51599 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 47%.

Results

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Separate (Catholic) school trustees

Hugh Currie, Charles Gariepy, William Wilde, and John Welihan were acclaimed.

Mayoral Election

Are you in favour of the Mayor being elected annually by the members of the City Council from their number?

  • Yes - 4444
  • No - 18383
  • Money Bylaw (Airport Hangar)

    $35000 for an Airport Hangar

  • Yes - 5308
  • No - 1578
  • Money Bylaw (Police Signals)

    $25000 for Police Signals

  • Yes - 3075
  • No - 3159
  • References

    Edmonton municipal election, 1937 Wikipedia


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