Five candidates have filed nomination papers for the upcoming councillor by-election for Estevan City Council.
Lynn Chipley, Trevor Knibbs, Rev. Stewart Miller, Mohammad Waseem and Marge Young are the candidates for the by-election, which will happen April 23. Chipley and Young filed today, just hours before the deadline to submit papers.
Knibbs and Miller submitted papers on Monday, while Waseem was the first to file. His papers came in on March 11.
Chipley is the only one of the five to have served on council before. The owner of Century 21 Border Real Estate Service in Estevan, she was a councillor from 2006 to 2012. She ran for mayor in the 2012 civic election, but was defeated by Roy Ludwig.
Knibbs operates Power Dodge in Estevan, and is making his first foray into civic politics. But he has served in a variety of capacities in the community in the last few years.
Miller is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estevan. He has spent more than 12 years in the community in two stints in Estevan, and has also been involved in numerous organizations.
Waseem ran for council in the 2012 civic election, and finished eighth. He runs the Fas Gas service station in Estevan.
Young is a retired teacher who has been at the forefront of the effort to twin Highways 39 and 6 from North Portal to Regina in recent years, as she has been the co-chair of Estevan's Time to Twin committee.
Candidates will have until 4 p.m. on Thursday to withdraw.
Please continue to check www.sasklifestyles.com for profiles on the by-election candidates.