1897 Calgary municipal election

The 1897 Calgary municipal election was scheduled for December 13, 1897 to elect a Mayor and nine Councillors to sit on the fourteenth Calgary City Council from January 3, 1898 to January 3, 1899. Arthur Leslie Cameron was acclaimed as mayor.[1]

1897 Calgary municipal election

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Candidate Arthur Leslie Cameron
Popular vote Acclaimed

Mayor before election

Wesley Fletcher Orr

Elected Mayor

Arthur Leslie Cameron

ResultsEdit

MayorEdit

CouncillorsEdit

Ward 1Edit

1897 Calgary municipal election: Councillor Ward 1
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
- William Hugh Kinnisten 78 30.23%  Y
- Alexander McBride 67 25.97%  Y
- Silas Alexander Ramsay 67 25.97%  Y
- William Pitman 46 17.83%
Source(s)

[2]

Election was held under multiple non-transferable vote where each elector was able to cast a ballot for the mayor and up to three ballots for separate councillors.

Ward 2Edit

1897 Calgary municipal election: Councillor Ward 2
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
- Thomas O'Brien 106 32.52%  Y
- James Stuart Mackie 77 23.62%  Y
- Robert John Hutchings 77 23.62%  Y
- William Henry Cushing 66 20.25%
Source(s)

[3]

Election was held under multiple non-transferable vote where each elector was able to cast a ballot for the mayor and up to three ballots for separate councillors.

Ward 3Edit

1897 Calgary municipal election: Councillor Ward 3
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
- Thomas Underwood 34 36.56%  Y
- Walter Jarrett 26 27.96%  Y
- Adam Robson McTavish 25 26.88%  Y
- Thomas O'Brien 8 8.60%
Source(s)

[4]

Election was held under multiple non-transferable vote where each elector was able to cast a ballot for the mayor and up to three ballots for separate councillors.

School TrusteeEdit

Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Independent McKenzie 144 40.22%  Y
Independent Parslow 114 31.84%  Y
Independent McNeill 100 27.93%
Total valid votes 358

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "O'Brien on Top". The Calgary Weekly Herald. No. 52. December 16, 1897. p. 8. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ "O'Brien on Top". The Calgary Weekly Herald. No. 52. December 16, 1897. p. 8. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. ^ "O'Brien on Top". The Calgary Weekly Herald. No. 52. December 16, 1897. p. 8. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ "O'Brien on Top". The Calgary Weekly Herald. No. 52. December 16, 1897. p. 8. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

SourcesEdit