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Monday, July 30, 2007

2007 edmonton municipal election candidates.

UPDATED: Click here for the official list of City Council candidates!

Because it is never to early to start up a list of election candidates, I have put together a list of candidates running for election or re-election in the Edmonton City Council elections on October 15, 2007 (candidates in BOLD are daveberta approved candidates - I will announce more as the election approaches).

I will try to keep this list as updated as possible (last updated on September 14, 2007), so if you have knowledge of candidates that should be added feel free to post below or email me at

2007 Edmonton City Council candidates
(* indicates incumbency)

Mayor of Edmonton
Dustin Becker
Dave Dowling
Peter Lefaivre
Stephen Mandel*
Sonny Pawchuk
Bill Whatcott

Edmonton City Council
Ward 1 (Map)
Betty Kennedy
Andrew Knack
Karen Leibovici*
Linda Sloan*

Ward 2 (Map)
Jabin Caouette
Ron Hayter*
Kerry Hutton
Kim Krushell*
Dave Loken
Mike Sokoluik
Shelley Tupper

Ward 3
Kyle Balombin
Tony Caterina
Ed Gibbons*
Jacob Hiller
Chris Martin
George Tsoukalas
Harvey Voogd
(Councillor Janice Melnychuk is not seeking re-election)

Ward 4
Jane Batty*
Lewis Cardinal
Judith (Jodi) Flatt
Ben Henderson
Rev. Brian Patterson
Hana Razga
Brent Thompson
Steven Townsend
Brian Wissink
Debbie Yeung
(Councillor Michael Phair is not seeking re-election)

Ward 5 (Map)
Bryan Anderson*
Don Iveson
Brent Michalyk
Mike Nickel*

Ward 6 (Map)
Lori Jeffery-Heaney
Joani Linder
Chuck McKenna
Chinwe Okelu
Ronald Palmer
Amarjeet Sohi
Dave Thiele*
Thomas Dennis Vasquez
(Councillor Terry Cavanagh is not seeking re-election)


James L. said...

Who are the dudes in bold? Daveberta-approved candidates?

Ken Chapman said...

I had a nice chat with Edmonton City Council Ward 5 candidate Don Iveson at the Hancock constituency/volunter appreciation "pancaker" last week. Good first impression and I liked the issues he brought up.

SUZANNE said...

Bill Whatcott is supposed to be running for mayor.

Raymaker said...

You've been tagged.

daveberta said...

Thanks, Derek. I'm working on them...

daveberta said...
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elaine said...

Thoughts re: Lewis Cardinal??

Anonymous said...

I don't personally know him, but I've heard only good things about Lewis Cardinal. His campaign may have started a bit late, but he definitely gives Ward 4 a good option to keep up the lefty representation they are losing with Michael Phair's departure. I think Lewis Cardinal and Ben Henderson would make a great 1-2 punch for Ward 4. Sadly I don't live there anymore, so it isn't up to me!

Anonymous said...

You may want to check your sources ... my understanding is that Donna Finucane is NOT running in Ward 5 this time around.

Anonymous said...

Mandel will clean up. Most incumbent will win, but some will be in tough fights and could get the cut. Look out for a Voogd-Caterina dogfight in Ward 3. A Henderson-Yeung battle in Ward 4. And watch out for bright up and comer Don Iveson in Ward 5.

Anonymous said...

Debbie Yeung's website ( is pretty special. But take heart: if you don't like badly compressed images, children's artwork and primary colours you can look at her second (??) website ( where she tells us she's running for "counciler".

Steve said...

Brent Thompson seems to think that he's running in Ward 4, no 3 as you're reporting.

Also, it's cool that Chris Martin is running. I served on a board of directors with him years ago. He was kind of spacy-seeming, but once you got to know him you realized he was whip-smart.

Sue Huff said...

Hi Dave,
Have you thought about listing the Trustee candidates as well? People are typically indifferent unless they have children in school, but 40% of your property tax goes to Education and 9 Trustee make the decisions about how it's spent. I'm running in Ward C...check out my website: or my blog at

For the record, I oppose closing schools.


daveberta said...

Thanks, Sue. I am putting together a list of trustee candidates that I plan to put up this week.

Good luck.


Anonymous said...

Donna Finucane has posted on her website that she will not be running for council.

daveberta said...

Thanks, noted here

Also, I've updated this list to add Hana Razga in Ward 4 and Dustin Becker for Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Any sign of Buffalo Bill Tomlinson?

loved dwjsr said...

Any sign of Jung-Suk Ryu?

I want a Part 2.

master of ward 3 said...

Any predictions?

Here are mine:

Mayor: Mandel, duh.

Ward 1: Karen Liebovici, Linda Sloan
Ward 2: Kim Krushell, Ron Hayter
Ward 3: Tony Caterina, Harvey Voogd
Ward 4: Ben Henderson, Lewis Cardinal
Ward 5: Mike Nickel, Don Iveson
Ward 6: Dave Theile, Chinwe Okelu

I think a number of sitting councillors will get the bounce. Jane Batty, Ed Gibbons, Bryan Anderson have been dead weight on council and I predict will get the bounce (regardless of what Jim Lightbody says about incumbency).

Flipflop dave? said...

Hey Dave, what gives?

Up until recently you were linking to Amarjeet Sohi's site on your sidebar and he was your bolded candidate for Ward 6. Why has this quietly changed?

I hope for your sake this isn't because Mr. Sohi's Ward 6 competion, Chinwe Okelu, is known to be a local Liberal party organizer. Is your blog now subordinated to your employers entirely? If so, that's sad.

Hopefully your position reversal is not party motivated. Please let us know what's up?