Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
City Election Results
It has been a hard fought battle in this city election. Sam Katz and Judy Wasylycia-Leis were the undisputed front runners for mayor.
In several of the wards, the departure of the incumbent councillor ensured someone new was going to be elected. In some cases, it would be someone new for the first time in decades.
At 8:30 pm, the tally is too close to call in Charleswood-Tuxedo.
Edit: 8:45 pm In Charleswood, Jarret Hannah has taken the lead. Just waiting for the advance poll numbers.
At 8:55, it looks like Jarret Hannah has conceded. The advance poll has him losing by 63 votes. Paula Havixbeck is the new councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo.
At 9:05 pm. Bite my tongue. It doesn't look like Jarret Hannah has conceded. Think we might know in the next minutes for sure.
At 9:15 pm, Judy Wasylycia-Leis is conceding to Sam Katz.
at 9:45 pm. Paula Havixbeck in the lead but still not declared.
The final results:
Mayor:Sam Katz right of center St. Charles:Grant Nordman right of center St. James-Brooklands:Scott Fielding right of center Daniel McIntyre:Harvey Smith left of center Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry:Jenny Gerbasi left of center River Heights-Fort Garry:John Orlikow left of center Elmwood-East Kildonan:Thomas Steen right of center North Kildonan:Jeff Browaty right of center Transcona:Russ Wyatt right of center Mynarski:Ross Eadie left of center Old Kildonan:Dev Sharma unknown... Point Douglas:Mike Pagtakhan right of center St. Norbert:Justin Swandel right of center St. Boniface:Danny Vandal left of center St. Vital:Gord Steeves right of center
edit: Paula Havixbeck declared at about 9:55 pm.
By my count, Sam Katz has a conservative majority on council to do what he wants.