Leduc residents will choose a new city council in October, and will likely have a lot of familiar faces to choose from
Mayor Bob Young kicked things off in December when he revealed to The One that he plans to seek a second term as the Leduc's highest-ranking public official. Young is wrapping up his first term in the mayor's chair. He was first elected to city council back in 2004 and had to fight off two challengers to win in 2017.
The One has done a poll of the other six sitting councillors and found half of them have plans to seek another term in office. Councillors Laura Tillack, Glen Finstad and Beverly Beckett have confirmed they will run again. Councillor Lars Hansen hasn't made up his mind yet but expects to have a decision in the spring. Councillor Bill Hamilton hasn't made his decision public to date. Councillor Terry Lazowski has not returned a phone call or email from The One.
Of the current members of council, Young and Lazowski have served the longest. Lazowski was first elected with Young 17 years ago. Finstad has been in council since 2010 and will be going after a fourth term. Beckett will be seeking a third term after winning her first election in 2013. Tillack, Hansen and Hamilton are wrapping up their first terms.
According to the city clerk's office, several candidates have already picked up nomination papers, but no one had filed officially. The nomination period began almost two weeks ago and runs until September 20th.
Election Day is Monday, October 18th.