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2024 City Councilor By-Election

Get to know your candidates for city council: Linda Cullen-Saik


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About the Candidate

I have lived, worked, and thrived in Red Deer. With a background in urban planning, arts, education, and community engagement, I have advocated for thoughtful development, taught at Red Deer Polytechnic, served on community boards and commissions, and poured your coffee. I am many things: I am your advocate on City Council!

Candidate Priorities

Building a Red Deer for today, and for tomorrow! With your support, I aspire to be your representative on City Council, advocating for our shared interests and enhancing our community’s well-being. Together, let’s shape a bright future for Red Deer.
Foster Vibrant Neighborhoods: where individuals actively engage, support, and advocate for one another. Let’s dedicate ourselves to building strong neighborhoods, and in the spirit of collaboration – a vibrant, energized community.
Cultivate Caring Community: through compassion and holistic support for our most vulnerable community members let us take the lead in collaborating with local nonprofits and social service agencies to ensure everyone a place at our community table.
Care for and Protect Our Natural Environment: by acknowledging we are stewards of our landscape and its inhabitants, and it is both our privilege to enjoy and our responsibility to care for. Let’s work together to keep our green spaces accessible and appropriate for all to enjoy.
Revitalize the Downtown Core: with mixed-use development that combines residential, commercial, and cultural spaces. Let’s practice the adaptive reuse of vacant spaces for new purposes, such as co-working spaces, art galleries, music and theatre venues or community centers.

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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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