September 4, 2017 7:00 am
Updated: October 17, 2017 1:29 am

Edmonton election 2017: Jon Dziadyk elected in Ward 3


A veteran Edmonton councillor has been unseated in Ward 3.

Jon Dziadyk was elected to council in Ward 3, according to unofficial results released Monday night.

With 19 of 19 stations reporting, Dziadyk won with 29.13 per cent of the vote. Incumbent Dave Loken came in second with 26.02 per cent of the vote.

Loken had represented Ward 3 in north Edmonton since 2010.

Here’s a quick look at the candidates running in Ward 3:

Jon Dziadyk

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Jon Dziadyk has worked as an urban planner in Edmonton for the past decade. A member of the Royal Canadian Navy since he was 29 years old, Dziadyk is currently a reservist Lieutenant Intelligence Officer. He believes Ward 3 has been forgotten and wants to lower taxes and “re-apply common sense” at city hall.

Dziadyk’s website

Dziadyk’s Facebook page

Dziadyk’s Twitter page

LISTEN: Jon Dziadyk on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED

Dave Loken

Dave Loken has represented Ward 3 since 2010. He currently sits on two city committees and is the co-chair of the Traffic Safety Council Initiative, among others.

Loken’s website

Loken’s Facebook page

Loken’s Twitter page

LISTEN: Dave Loken on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED

John Oplanich

John Oplanich works as a land developer. He said he is very concerned that north Edmonton has been forgotten and that the roads, sidewalks and sewers are crumbling. In the election promises section of his website, Oplanich outlines five reasons why it’s time for a four-day work week.

Oplanich’s website

Oplanich’s Facebook page

Oplanich’s Twitter page

LISTEN: John Oplanich on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED

Karen Principe

Karen Principe has been a dental hygienist for the past 19 years. Her priorities include increasing public safety, ensuring tax dollars are spent effectively and developing programs for seniors, youth and immigrants.

Principe’s website

Principe’s Facebook page

Principe’s Twitter page

LISTEN: Karen Principe on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED

Sarmad Rasheed

Sarmad Rasheed is a local business owner and electrical engineer. He said this election is about the future of the city and has set his priorities on re-energizing economic development, improving public safety and using tax dollars more efficiently.

Rasheed’s website

Rasheed’s Facebook page

Rasheed’s Twitter page

LISTEN: Sarmad Rasheed on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED

In total, 13 people are running for mayor and there are 70 candidates for city council. Twenty people are running to become Edmonton Catholic School Board trustees, while 28 people are running to become Edmonton Public School Board trustees (including one acclamation).

Election day is Monday, Oct. 16.

To find out when all-candidate forums are happening in your ward, click here.

Are you running in Ward 3? Email Caley Ramsay by clicking on her byline at the top of the story.

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