Branco, Blatz-Morgan win City of Wetaskiwin by-election race Sept. 11

Branco records 761 votes, Blatz-Morgan 688: unofficial results

The City of Wetaskiwin has its two new councilors after the by-election was held Sept. 11.

Former councilor Joe Branco was the top vote-getter, followed closely by newcomer Gabrielle Blatz.

According to unofficial resultsa from the city, the vote count was divided thusly:

Joseph Branco 761

Gabrielle Blatz-Morgan 688

Phil Houle-Gregg 571

Sandra Kim 410

Steven Venardos 358

Lawrence Semeniuk 332

Amanda Rule 243

Mark McFaul 157

Angela Greendige 152

Byron King 92

Hazen Evenson 41

A press release from the City of Wetaskiwin stated, “According to the Local Authorities Election Act, the by-election results become official four days after the date of election. Given that September 15—four days after September 11—falls on a Sunday, the City of Wetaskiwin will be releasing the official election results on Monday, September 16 instead.

“Branco and Blatz-Morgan will be sworn into office at the regular September 30, 2019 Wetaskiwin City Council meeting, to be held in Council Chambers at Wetaskiwin City Hall (4705 – 50 Avenue). Their term on Council will end in 2021, which is when all positions on City Council are up for election again.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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