The people have spoken – Konrad in as mayor with four new councillors

There will be several new faces on the next Grand Forks City Council after the 2014 election.

Candidates and scrutineers await the results of the 2014 election.

They will definitely need to hand out name tags at the first meeting of the new Grand Forks City Council with a new mayor and four new councillors.

Frank Konrad, who has never held a seat in politics before, beat incumbent Brian Taylor by a narrow margin 503-450. Councillor Cher Wyers came a close third with 434 votes. Donna Semenoff picked 144 votes, while Peter Demski had 31 votes.

Returning to council were Michael Wirischagin, who led all candidates with 741 votes, and Neil Krog (592). Top vote getter among new councillors was Julia Butler, who came to prominence on the anti-water meter issue. Butler had 702 votes. Christine Thompson, who held office three years, had 676 votes. Also gaining spots were Chris Hammett (546) and Colleen Ross (539).

Just finishing out of the six spots were Kathy Korolek with 524 and Zak Eburne-Stoodley with 521. Not re-elected were incumbents Patrick O’Doherty (419) and Gary Smith (340). Others not nominated were Baun Mark (440), Richard Fausten (422), Lorraine Dick (388), Teresa Taylor (387), Larry Podmoroff (371) and Monique Van Ewyk (215).

The referendum question: are you in favour of a deer cull passed by a 895-589 margin.

Elected to school board trustee for Grand Forks were incumbent Teresa Rezansoff and newcomer Katie Jepsen. David Reid has been selected as Area D trustee once again.

Roly Russell, who filled in as area D director for 22 months after Irene Perepolkin suffered a stroke, was elected as RDKB Area D representative with 478 votes. Bob Kendel, a Grand Forks City Councillor, came second with 173 votes, while Perepolkin came third with 72.

All results are unofficial at this time.

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