Election results at a glance
There will be at least one new face in the Lacombe County Council chambers.
In Division 1, John Ireland defeated incumbent Rod McDermand 297 votes to 136.
Division 5 was a different story, with incumbent Kenneth Wigmore re-elected with 223 votes to Denise Sumner's 64 and in Division 6 Keith Stephenson beat Robert Szasz 243 votes to 59.
Brenda Knight, Barb Shepherd, Paula Law and Dana Kreil were previously elected by acclamation for Division 2,3,4 and 7 respectively.
Town of Blackfalds
The Town of Blackfalds overwhelming chose experience over fresh thought for their mayor, electing Richard Poole, who has served on council for nearly two decades.
Poole defeated his only challenger, Gary Smith, by 863 votes to 215.
On council, two incumbents will return in Will Taylor (672) and Ray Olfert (456). New faces on council include Marina Appel (476), Jamie Hoover (489), Rebecca Stendie (472), and Laura Svab (708).
Nicole Sutherland (452) was the only incumbent seeking re-election who did not earn a seat. Mike Francis (161), Jennifer Myslicki (193), Carol Rosenfelt (202), Karen Sernecky (438), Wayne Tutty (366) and Vince Wolfe (339) also ran.
Village of Clive
In the Village of Clive, Luci Henry (148), Norma Penney (134), Jeremy Whelan (131), Susan Russell (88), Beverly Krochak (84), and Dan Graden (77) were elected.
Village of Alix
Alix elected four councillors, including Tim Besuijen (217), Barbara Gilliat (157), Vicki Soltermann (139) and Edwin Cole (117).
Wolf Creek Public Schools
In Ward One, Lucy Henri defeated Marie Klist 413 votes to 195.
In Ward Three, Trudy Bratland was re-elected with 607 votes. Her challenger, Melinda McLauchlin had 340.
Pamela Hansen was re-elected in Ward Four with 460 votes to Gwen Olsen's 378.
In Ward Five, Brent Buchanan (1,127) and Kelly Lowry (1,399) edged out Theressa Franko (829) and Ryan Staal (624).
Town of Bentley
Lynda Haarstad Petten 159
x - Greg Rathjen 208
x - Lloyd Harris Carefoot 246
x - Neil Maki 242
x - Doug Talsma 166
x - Cora E. Knutson 163
Richard (Rick) Lee Garries 161
Basil Wayne (Butch) Howard 15