Tara Veer has been elected as the City’s mayor.
Unofficial results show that she received 9,249 votes. Cindy Jefferies came in second with 7,730 votes.
“We ran a great campaign from start to finish. I was so honoured to have so many volunteers – this victory really belongs to them,” said Veer. “Thank you so much to the people of Red Deer who have been so very good for me.”
Candidates gathered at the Golden Circle to await results throughout the evening Monday night.
Rounding out City council includes incumbent Dianne Wyntjes with 9,616 votes, Lawrence Lee with 8,287 votes, incumbent Buck Buchanan with 8,246 votes, incumbent Lynne Mulder with 8,107 votes, incumbent Frank Wong with 7,813 votes, newcomers Ken Johnston with 7,019 and Tanya Handley with 6,511 votes and incumbent Paul Harris with 6,500 votes.
Elected to the public school board are Bev Manning, Bill Stuebing, Bill Christie, Cathy Peacocke, Jim Watters, Dianne Macaulay and Dick Lemke.
Elected to the Catholic School board are Adriana Lagrange, Anne Marie Watson, David Bouchard, Guy Pelletier and Murray Hollman.
Watch for full election coverage in Wednesday’s paper.