All incumbent councillors have been re-elected to the County of Grande Prairie council. Daryl Beeston received 84 per cent of the vote in Division 2, while Leanne Beaupre received 71 per cent of the vote in Division 3.
In Division 4, Ross Sutherland edged out his competition with 44 per cent of the vote. Division 5 saw Bob Marshall take 43 per cent of the vote, while Peter Harris won in Division 6 with 49 per cent of the vote. Corey Beck will also return with 53 per cent of the vote in Division 9.
Joining them as the sole newcomer this term is Linda Waddy. She earned 68 per cent of the vote in Division 7, besting Arthur Amendt. Incumbent councillor Brock Smith didn’t run for re-election.
Council will be rounded out by Division 1’s Harold Bulford and Division 8’s Karen Rosvold, who were acclaimed. In total, just more than 3,400 votes were cast across the county, which is 21.4 per cent of eligible voters.
All the results at this point are considered unofficial, and will be verified by noon on October 20th. Once the candidates are sworn in, they will elect a reeve and deputy reeve on October 23rd.