1904 Calgary municipal election

The 1904 Calgary municipal election was held on December 12, 1904, to elect a Mayor and nine Aldermen to sit on the twenty-first Calgary City Council from January 2, 1905, to January 2, 1906.[1][2]

1904 Calgary municipal election

← 1903 December 12, 1904 (1904-12-12) 1905 →
 
Candidate John Emerson William Henry Cushing James Abel Hornby
Popular vote 398 372 222
Percentage 40.12% 37.50% 22.38%

Mayor before election

Silas Alexander Ramsay

Elected Mayor

John Emerson

Nominations closed on December 5, 1904.[3] Incumbent Mayor Silas Alexander Ramsay did not contest the election and instead contested an Aldermanic position in Ward 1. This resulted in incumbent Ward 1 Aldermen John Emerson defeating his opponents and incumbent Aldermen William Henry Cushing and James Abel Hornby to become the 15th Mayor of Calgary.

Background edit

The 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 within a voter's designated ward.

Results edit

Mayor edit

Candidate Votes Percent
John Emerson 398 40.12%
William Henry Cushing 372 37.50%
James Abel Hornby 222 22.38%

Councillors edit

Ward 1 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Silas Alexander Ramsay 265
John Rawlings Thompson 235
William Leigh Bernard 169
William Pittman 124

Ward 2 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Charles Allan Stuart 207
Robert Cadogan Thomas 174
William Head 170
Charles McMillan 118
John Hamilton Kerr 85
Samuel Bartholomew 51
W. J. Dunn 32

Public School Board edit

Nominations included:[4]

Ward 3 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Richard Addison Brocklebank 259
Simon John Clarke 237
Clifford Teasdale Jones 217
David Carter 204

By-election edit

William Leigh Bernard declined the office of Aldermen and his seat was declared unclaimed on January 2, 1905.[5] James Abel Hornby was elected in by-election as Aldermen for Ward 1 on January 18, 1905.[6]

Candidate Votes Percent
James Abel Hornby 161
William Pittman 159

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Results of City Election In the Various Wards". The Daily Herald. December 13, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  2. ^ "Results of City Election". The Daily Herald. December 13, 1904. p. 5. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  3. ^ "Three Candidates for Mayor and Many Aldermen". Calgary Herald. No. 6149. December 5, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "Three Candidates for Mayor and Many Aldermen (continued)". Calgary Herald. No. 6149. December 5, 1904. p. 4. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "New System of Administration To be Adopted in City Affairs". Calgary Herald. No. 6173. January 3, 1905. p. 7. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "Hornby Elected". Calgary Herald. No. 6187. January 19, 1905. p. 4. Retrieved March 10, 2021.