Creighton and Denare Beach election results

Lentowicz reelected in Denare Beach • Two incumbents lose seats

Results from Wednesday's elections in Creighton and Denare Beach are in.

Creighton town council

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Two new aldermen and a former one were elected, filling two vacant seats and besting one incumbent.

Former councillor Colleen Stallard, and newcomers Kory Eastman and Dan Hlady, will join council for the next four years. Incumbents Darren Grant, Neal Andrusiak and Shirley Owen were reelected. Incumbent Jeff Lane lost his seat, and Barbara Johnstone also fell short of the threshold.

Grant led all candidates with 266 votes, followed by Eastman and Stallard, who tied for second with 230 votes each. A total of 211 voters picked Andrusiak, and Hlady received 200 votes. Owen took 173 votes, ahead of Lane (144) and Johnstone (134).

Denare Beach village council

Denare Beach residents will not see a changing of the guard at the mayor’s office.

Carl Lentowicz has won his seventh consecutive term as mayor. Lentowicz handily defeated challenger Paul Trottier 203 votes to 80. During the campaign, Trottier, an incumbent village councillor, described his vision for Denare Beach as “a little more progressive-minded” than the incumbent mayor.

Incumbents claimed four of the six council spots up for grabs. Frank Wiegers, Scott McCullum, Karen Thomson and Jean Champagne all kept their seats.

Newcomer Beverley Wheeler and former councillor Dale Holmgren will also join council. Wheeler finished with 220 votes, more than any other council candidate. Wiegers finished second with 193 votes, followed by Holmgren with 176 votes.

A total of 170 people voted for McCullum, who was followed by Thomson (165) and Champagne (162).

Greg McBratney, who joined council in a 2015 by-election, finished last in the voting with 141 votes, three votes behind Doug Schaff’s 144.

Creighton school board

Three newcomers will be joining the Creighton school board.

Terry Brown, Donna Ferguson and Dawna Rudd will occupy seats on the board. They will join sitting board members Raymond Biberdorf and Hermeline Fagnan, who was acclaimed as Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation’s representative on the board.

Incumbent trustees Tracy Andrusiak, Rhonda Werbicki and chair Janet Clark did not run for re-election, leaving three spots open.

Ferguson led the way with 430 votes, followed closely by Rudd’s 427 votes. Biberdorf received 371 votes, and Brown claimed the last seat with 292 votes, narrowly defeating challenger Kelly Fidler, who received 272 votes.

The school board will name its next chairperson at a later date.

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