Stettler voters are choosing a new councillor today to fill one seat left vacant after a new mayor was acclaimed on Sept. 21.
Dick Richards, owner of an insurance business in Stettler, had resigned his seat to seek the mayor’s job, left vacant earlier this year when former mayor Jim Hunter left office. Hunter had resigned, effective Aug. 24, to accept a position as a provincial court judge, based in Red Deer.
Richards was acclaimed as mayor, leaving three people to run in today’s byelection for his former seat on town council, said assistant CAO Greg Switenky, returning officer for the byelection.
Running for the remaining seat are oilfield tradesman Trent Cottam, former Botha mayor Sherry Larter and former Bashaw mayor Darcy Bachman.
Polls are set up in the Stettler Community Hall as well as at the hospital and extended care facilities, including seniors’ lodges.
Voters must be legal age, Canadian citizens and residents of Stettler to take part.