Edmonton election 2021: Who won in Karhiio?

The municipal riding of Karhiio in Edmonton. Graphic by Cody Coates, Global News

Global News projects Keren Tang has won the seat in Karhiio, representing a new face on council in this southeast Edmonton ward.

With all polls reporting Tuesday morning, unofficial election results show Tang received 39.72 per cent of the vote.

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Edmonton’s municipal wards will be redrawn and renamed effective election day Oct. 18. Formerly portions of wards 11 and 12, this ward is being renamed Karhiio (Pronunciation: Gar-ee-he-o).

Read more: City council approves Indigenous names for Edmonton’s new ward boundaries

There are six candidates running in Karhiio.

Here’s a quick look at the candidates running for council in Karhiio.

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Muhammad Gill

Information on Gill will be added when it becomes available.

Sana Kakar

With a background in architecture, planning and housing, Karak says he has an affiliation and possessiveness toward Edmonton.

His platform focuses on putting an end to racism and hate crimes, improving quality of life for Edmontonians, affordable housing and making Edmonton a tourist destination.

Kakar’s website

Kakar’s Facebook page

Kakar’s Twitter page

Charan Saggu

Saggu has a background in residential and commercial real estate. He was also a founding member of the Indo-Canadian Liaison Committee of Edmonton.

He says the pandemic has impacted day-to-day lives and a key recovery piece will be how the city manages decisions in the next few years.

His platform focuses on attracting new investments, eliminating unnecessary spending, creating new programs for immigrants and making Edmonton a safe place for everyone to live.

Saggu’s website

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Tom Shaw

Shaw has a background in public sector land development, and currently works as a project manager within capital management at Alberta Health Services.

He says he is all about bringing people together.

Shaw says he’s heard concerns about crime, infrastructure and finances. He has a focus on ensuring the ward is revitalized and more attractive.

Shaw’s website

Shaw’s Facebook page

Shaw’s Twitter page

Keren Tang

Tang began her career as a teacher and now works in public health research and policy development.

Tang has previously run for council in this area.

Her platform focuses on driving innovation, diversifying the economy, truth and reconciliation, community wellbeing and public safety.

Tang’s website

Tang’s Facebook page

Tang’s Twitter page

Shamair Turner

Turner is a business professional who says she wants to fight for innovation, quality services, affordable housing and growth.

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Her commitments include strong financial management, supporting local business, quality basic services and climate action.

Turner’s website

Turner’s Facebook page

Turner’s Twitter page

In total, 11 people are running for mayor and 74 candidates are running for city council. Eight people are running to become Edmonton Catholic School Board trustees, six of whom have been acclaimed. There are 40 people are running to become Edmonton Public School Board trustees.

Advance voting will take place from Oct. 4 to Oct. 13, including Thanksgiving Monday (Oct. 11).

Election day is Monday, Oct. 18.


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

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