Lethbridge by-election race begins

Global News

LETHBRIDGE- The race for an open seat on council has officially begun.

Monday, 10 candidates gathered at City Hall to file nomination papers for the May12th by-election, eight of which previously ran in the 2013 municipal election.

City officials have released the unofficial list, which includes:

  • Marco Bergeron
  • Pat Berthelot
  • Peter Deys
  • Yves Gauthier
  • Martin Heavy Head
  • Kevin Layton
  • Bridget Mearns
  • Chris Rowley
  • Joey Shackleford
  • Rena Woss

A seat has been open on council since mid-February, after councillor Wade Galloway passed away in an avalanche at Waterton Lakes National Park.

Mayor Chris Spearman says while his absence hasn’t been easy, filling the spot is inevitable.

“It’s going to be good to have somebody in the chair. It’s always difficult to lose a member of council, the chemistry changes when the make-up of council changes,” said Spearman. “We’ll get somebody on with a different background who will add another dimension to…

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