There will be a number of familiar faces on both school boards in Prince Albert after the trustee elections on Monday night. Incumbents led the way for most votes in both the Prince Albert Catholic School Division and Saskatchewan Rivers School Division.
All incumbents returned in Sask. Rivers but there will be a new rural trustee. All incumbents who were running were also returned in the Catholic Division.
Receiving the most votes in the Saskatchewan Rivers division was incumbent trustee Arne Lindberg with 2,570 votes, placing second was former superintendent Alan Nunn with 1,934 votes. Placing third was incumbent Michelle Vickers with 1,809 votes and in fourth place was incumbent chair Barry Hollick with 1,748 votes.
Incumbent Grant Gustafson who narrowly finished fifth with 1,584 votes. Gutafson was just three votes ahead of Brian Zabaraschuk, who finished with 1,5981 votes.
Placing seventh was Conrad Burns with 1,432, in eighth place was Heather Carter with 1,391 votes, in ninth place was Cherise Arnesen with 947 votes, placing 10th was Crystal Clarke with 919 votes and in 11th place was Brian Umpherville with 774 votes.
One seat on Saskatchewan Rivers in the City of Prince Albert was vacant entering the election after George McHenry passed away.
In Rural Subdivision 4 of Saskatchewan Rivers, which includes communities like Shellbrook, challenger Cher Bloom defeated incumbent John McIvor with Bloom receiving 317 votes to McIvor’s 110.
Re-elected by acclamation in rural subdivisions in Saskatchewan Rivers were incumbent Subdivision 1 trustee Bill Yeaman, Subdivision 2 trustee Darlene Rowden, Subdivision 3 trustee and incumbent vice-chair Jaimie Smith-Windsor and Subdivision 5 trustee Bill Gerow.
In the Catholic Division, incumbent chair Suzanne Stubbs led the way with 1,533 votes, placing second was Andrea Ring with 1,260 votes. In third place was incumbent Patrick Hordyski with 1,036 votes and in fourth place was new face Chrissy Halliday with 1,036 votes. Placing fifth was incumbent Albert Provost with 1,006 votes. Earning the final of six trustee positions was newcomer Darryl Sande with 804 votes.
Marcia Coulic-Salahub finished seventh with 784 votes.
In eighth place was Gloria Mahussier with 752 votes and in eighth place was Zenik Rabeij with 524 votes.
There were two vacant seats for the Catholic Division in the City entering the election.
Not running for election was former in-city trustee Bill Tomyn.