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Election 2021 Candidates

Current Candidate Information

The following candidates have filed their nomination to run in the 2021 election:

Jamie Hoover*Mayor
Jeff KrehmerMayor
Wayne TuttyMayor
Marina Appel*Council
Edna CoulterCouncil
Brenda DennisCouncil
Ray Olfert*Council
Jim Sands
Rebecca Stendie*Council
Laura Svab*Council
Will Taylor*Council
Amanda ValinCouncil

*the candidate is currently serving as an elected official on Blackfalds Town Council.

School Board Trustee CandidatesWards
Darryl Stendie - AcclaimedWolf Creek School Division - Ward E
Murray HollmanRed Deer Catholic Separate School Division - Red Deer Area Ward*
Monique LaGrangeRed Deer Catholic Separate School Division - Red Deer Area Ward*
Cynthia LeysonRed Deer Catholic Separate School Division - Red Deer Area Ward*
Vanessa Mariani
Red Deer Catholic Separate School Division - Red Deer Area Ward*
Kim PasulaRed Deer Catholic Separate School Division - Red Deer Area Ward*
Anne Marie WatsonRed Deer Catholic Separate School Division - Red Deer Area Ward*

*the Red Deer Catholic School Divison Trustee Election is conducted by the City of Red Deer

Candidate Nomination Period and Forms

In order to run in the 2021 General Election on October 18, 2021, completed nomination packages must be received in person by the Returning Officer, Darolee Bouteiller or the Substitute Returning Officer, Kalina Van Winssen, at the Town office during regular business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

The Nomination period closes at 12:00 noon on Nomination Day, September 20, 2021.

Election Fact:

Nominations are signed by a minimum of five eligible voters and must include the signed statement of the candidate. 

The Official Nomination Day Results will be sent out via media release.

Candidate Information and Nomination Forms

Please note: To help ensure a fair election, if the Town of Blackfalds provides written information to any candidate, that same information will be shared with all candidates. Where it might be of Town-wide interest, we will also post that information on our website.

Candidates are not permitted to use any Town branding. Use of the Town logo and branding is exclusive to the Town.

Election signage can be posted starting on September 4 and must be taken down by October 20 at 8:00 p.m. Signs on private property are already permitted.  

Additional Election Information

The Local Authorities Election Act and the Municipal Government Act are the primary sources of legislation affecting the election of Municipal Councils and the governance of Alberta municipalities in general.

If you have thought about community leadership and are not sure where to start, the Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) may be of interest to you. For more information, see the attached document below, or visit the Municipal Affairs website at

Additional Links/Resources:

Contact the Elections Office

The local Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officers are appointed by Town Council. These roles are responsible for all matters regarding the local organization and operation of the 2017 Local Authorities Election and for enforcement of provisions of the Local Authorities Election Act.

Candidate packages are available at the Town Office, 5018 Waghorn Street during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm). Candidate Information and nomination forms are available online 24/7 for reference only.

Questions about the Town of Blackfalds Municipal Election may be directed to:

Returning Officer / Deputy Returning Officers
Town of Blackfalds - Election Office
Box 220, 5018 Waghorn Street
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0

Phone: 403.885.6248

Please Note: Information on this site provides an overview and is not a substitute for the detailed information contained in the legislation. All candidates are responsible for ensuring they are aware of and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning elections and the requirements for nomination.