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2024 City Councilor By-Election

Get to know your candidates for city council: Ashley Macdonald


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About the Candidate

A former Oil Sands worker I left the industry in 2015 and I currently work as a Mental Health Worker here in the city. I have years of experience working alongside people living with addiction, mental health concerns, and those experiencing homelessness. I envision a Red Deer where everyone’s voice counts, a Red Deer that embraces the principles of ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, non-violence, sustainability, and respect for diversity. Unite and move Red Deer forward!

Candidate Priorities

Affordable Housing and Revitalization of Downtown Encourage the creation of affordable housing units in the downtown core, increase housing density, to bring more people to the downtown. We need a vibrant core and increased housing would be an important step in bringing people back downtown.
Building a better Red Deer for Everyone We must do better to help marginalized and racialized communities, people who use drugs, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, immigrants, refugees, and the disabled. We need to do better as a city to make all feel welcome and that they belong, because they do!
Safe and Secure Communities Addressing poverty is the most effective strategy to reducing crime and homelessness, tackling our poisoned drug crisis, and improving the safety of our communities. We must create a city run outreach service and implement a housing first strategy.
Sustainable Jobs and Economy In January, the Red Deer unemployed rate sat at 8.2%. Our local economy is too beholden to the Oil & Gas sector, we need to diversify Red Deer’s economy to bring in new sustainable industries not tied to oil and less destructive to our ecosystem.

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Red Deer voters will have many opportunities to cast their ballot in this By-Election. Advance Vote will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from April 18 to 20. Voters will be able to select one of three Advance Vote locations at Parkland Mall, Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer or Westerner Park. The same voting stations will be open for voters from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on By-Election Day, April 22.

Information about the By-Election, including details about where to vote, who is running and how to vote is available on the Elections website at

2024 City Councilor By-Election

Chad Krahn wins City Council by-election: Official results Friday

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Unofficial 2024 By-Election Results

With 100% voting stations reporting, Red Deerians have elected a new City Councillor during The City’s first ever by-election.

Unofficial results of the 2024 Municipal By-Election are as follows:

Councillor for The City of Red Deer Number of positions to be filled: 1

Candidate Votes
1 BUCHANAN, S.H. (Buck) 479
2 CHILIBECK, Jason 287
3 COLLINGS, Mark 115
4 CULLEN-SAIK, Linda 296
5 HUIZING, Hans 381
6 KRAHN, Chad 2512
7 MACDONALD, Ashley 165
8 MILANEY, Liam (The Level) 29
9 TWEEDLE, Jaelene 2355
10 YZERMAN, Calvin 183

Official election results for the Municipal By-Election will be announced by noon on Friday, April 26, 2024.

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2024 City Councilor By-Election

Red Deer City Council by-election: Polls open today until 8 PM

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2024 Municipal By-Election

Red Deer’s first municipal by-election to fill a vacant councillor position takes place April 22, 2024.

When:   By-election date: April 22, 2024 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Vote Anywhere Voting Stations:

  • Parkland Mall – Unit 346, 6359 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
  • Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer – Gull Lake Room, 4311 49 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
  • Salon B – Prairie Pavilion at Westerner Park – 4847A 19 Street, Red Deer, AB

Who’s Running?

See who has submitted their nomination papers for the 2024 By-Election.

To view the specific details for each candidate, click on their photo.

  • BUCHANAN, S.H. (Buck)
  •  CHILIBECK, Jason
  •  COLLINGS, Mark
  • CULLEN-SAIK, Linda
  • HUIZING, Hans
  • KRAHN, Chad
  • MACDONALD, Ashley
  • MILANEY, Liam (The Level)
  • TWEEDLE, Jaelene
  • YZERMAN, Calvin
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