Rural voters make their mark in municipal elections

Joel van der Veen
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Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw

Voters have elected a mixture of faces both familiar and new in the rural municipalities surrounding Moose Jaw.

Elections were held in several local municipalities on Oct. 24 to determine the winner of races where multiple candidates had put their names forward.

In Moose Jaw, incumbent Jeff Crichton was re-elected in Division 1 by a landslide with 40 votes, defeating challenger Ernie Penney, who received just three votes.

In Division 3, incumbent Brent Evans received 35 votes, defeating Shae Nichols, who received 22 votes.

The only upset in Moose Jaw occurred in Division 5, where newcomer Karyn Mossing received 22 votes, enough to defeat incumbent Ralph Sturgeon, who placed second with 14 votes.

In Caron, Garry Barber was elected to serve Division 1 with 22 votes, defeating Dan McLaren with four votes.

Evan Chute defeated incumbent Mark Anderson in Division 1 in Marquis, although official vote totals in that race were not available as of Thursday meeting.

Baildon saw the closest race in Division 3, where two newcomers faced off. Philip Huntley received 19 votes, narrowly edging out Mike Walz, who received 18.

In Division 5, political veteran and former Thunder Creek MLA Rick Swenson received 31 votes, defeating incumbent Vaughn Hutchinson, who received four votes.

For more information, see Friday's edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Mark Anderson, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Marquis

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