The deadline to file nomination papers for the October 24 civic election passed on September 19.
Three people filed nomination papers to be the next mayor of Estevan. Two current members of Estevan City Council – Councillors Lynn Chipley and Roy Ludwig – have submitted documents. Jim Halladay is also running for mayor.
Nine people filed their papers for councillor. Four incumbents are seeking re-election: Councillors Rodney Beatty, Chris Istace, Brian Johnson and Dennis Moore. Lori Carr, who served as a councillor from 2003 to 2009, is seeking a return to Council.
Cameron Robock is vying for a council seat for a third time. First-time candidates are Greg Hoffort, Kevin Smith and Mohammad Waseem.
There won't be a school board election in Estevan this year. Janet Foord and Pam Currie will continue to be the Estevan subdivision trustees for South East Cornerstone Public School Board. They have been the two Estevan representatives on the board since South East Cornerstone was formed in 2005.
Incumbent trustees Bev Hickie and Karen Melle will continue to represent the Estevan subdivision on Holy Family.
There will be a second call for nominations needed for the Spruce Ridge subdivision on Holy Family's board. Spruce Ridge encompasses the Estevan rural area.
In the RM of Estevan, Reeve Kelly LaFrentz, Division 1 Councillor Lorne Jahn and Division 3 Councillor Dennis Blackburn were returned via acclamation. Incumbent Division 5 Councillor Richard Gervais has been challenged by Del Block.
Candidates have until 4 p.m. on September 20 to withdraw from the campaign.
The election is October 24.
Please watch next week's edition of Lifestyles for more on the civic election.