WESTLOCK - Town of Westlock council will feature a mix of fresh faces, including two women, as well as three seasoned veterans for the coming four-year term.
The three incumbents, Curtis Snell, Murtaza Jamaly and Randy Wold, will be joined on council by Abby Keyes, Jon Kramer and Laura Morie, while candidates Brenda Lussier and Chad Cloutier narrowly missed the cut.
Numbers wise the incumbents led the way. Snell again led the vote collecting 837 ballots, followed by Jamaly at 776 and Wold at 745. Morie was next at 676, with Kramer at 580 and Keyes at 543. Meanwhile, Lussier finished seventh with 480 votes, while Cloutier wound up with 403.
Of note this is the first time since 2015 that town council has included female representation — the last woman councillor was Shelia Foley, who resigned in 2015, while no women ran for town council in 2017.
Mayor Ralph Leriger, who’s entering his third term, was previously acclaimed — he was also unchallenged in the 2017 election.