Tim Cartmell has been elected as Edmonton city councillor for Ward 9, according to unofficial election results.
He’s a professional engineer and business owner. His platform focused on “building better communities” with an emphasis on transportation, development, housing and community engagement.
Ward 9 will see a new face on council after long-time Councillor Bryan Anderson announced earlier this year he will not seek re-election. Anderson was first elected to council in 1998, when the city was made up of six wards with two councillors representing each ward.
Here’s a quick look at the candidates running in Ward 9:
Rob Agostinis is running for council because he believes he can make life better for the people in Ward 9. He wants to improve transit, ensure tax dollars are spent responsibly and build healthy communities.
Tim Cartmell is a professional engineer and business owner. He said Ward 9 has seen some of the city’s largest growth over the last decade but it has seen a disproportionate amount of investment from city council. His platform focuses on “building better communities” with an emphasis on transportation, development, housing and community engagement.
LISTEN: Tim Cartmell on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED
Mark Hope is starting a movement for a more open and transparent local government, as well as more community engagement. His platform focuses on traffic congestion, photo radar for safety purposes and financial responsibility.
LISTEN: Mark Hope on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED
Payman Parseyan is the owner of Pars Consulting Inc., which provides services such as project management, safety consulting and pipeline construction consulting. He said he wants to focus on fiscal policy, building relationships, infrastructure and public safety.
LISTEN: Payman Parseyan on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED
Sandy Pon is a realtor who has lived in Ward 9 for 25 years. She said her priorities include building safe communities, providing more amenities for families and seniors and providing better transportation for everyone.
LISTEN: Sandy Pon 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 9? Email Caley Ramsay by clicking on her byline at the top of the story.