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2024 City Councilor By-Election

Get to know your candidates for city council: Hans Huizing


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About the Candidate

I want to be a civic leader who will communicate a clear vision and mission for our community. We emigrated to Canada in 1975; my father started a business that served this community for 35 years. Red Deer has been my home since, except for university and my first teaching jobs. I want to be a part of the new Red Deer, building on the difficult challenges we have seen in her history with the help of our business community to foster economic growth and our public services to foster personal care

Candidate Priorities

Transparency – Community Town Hall meetings The City should host biannual town hall meetings on specific issues. These should be hosted in different areas of the city to gain insight in the grassroots views of citizens. City budgeting should always be an issue discussed.
Mental Health Advocacy We need to restore the 211 call centre and link it directly to services that can deal with mental health issues, either via AHS or community support groups. Addiction and homelessness are symptoms of a need that is not being addressed.
Diversified Economy – Infrastructure deficits The City needs to work with stakeholders to create a more robust online system to encourage gig economy business to be set up in Red Deer. We currently do not have the bandwidth if we wish to encourage this type of small business.
Diversified Economy – Technological Expertise The City needs to approach RDP to expand their computer based courses to create expert workers. The City should approach large tech companies to consider Red Deer as a viable candidate for expansion due to our geographic location and expert workers
Need City Services? Call 311 The City needs to create a 311 call centre to handle non emergency citizen inquiries including the reporting of petty crime, graffiti, litter clean up, pothole locations, parking enforcement, missing animals, or rec centre hours.

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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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