Preliminary election results are in across the Elk Valley with new faces as well as incumbents elected into their respective seats.
In Fernie, Mayor Mary Giuliano ran acclaimed and former councillor Willard Ripley lost out on his seat.
The newly elected Fernie council stands as Jon Levesque, Dan McSkimming, Ange Qualizza, Dennis Schafer, Joe Warshawsky and Phil Iddon who came out on top with the most votes once again.
Over in Elkford, Mayor Dean McKerracher was re-elected in a landslide over David Jones.
Kris Wilde was the only candidate edged out for a council position.
Elkford will be welcoming back all five councillors who opted to run this year which included Ken Wildeman who claimed the most voted spot, Steve Fairbairn, Mandy McGregor, Joe Zarowny and Craig Robinson. Denise Bertrand will be the newest face on Elkford council.
With 13 candidates running for Sparwood, the possibility of a whole new council nearly came to fruition but Coun. Margaret McKie hung on to her spot. Joining her will be former mayor Lois Halko, leaving the pair as the only remnants of Sparwood’s former council.
Newcomers Jenna Jensen, John Baher and former-alderman for the district Joe Jarina taking the top spots in the councillor’s race. Brad Bowen finishes off this term’s council of six.
Two former councillors Hungry Baytaluke and Joanne Wilton as well as acclaimed School Trustee Electoral Area 2 Bev Bellina fell short of the mayoral spot which went to Cal McDougall.
While Mike Sosnowski ran acclaimed as Electoral Area A Director, Stan Doehle and Morgan Dilts were paired up in the race for Area B. Voting was fairly close, but Doehle ultimately won the director’s seat.
School trustees for Electoral Areas 1-3 ran acclaimed for Frank Lenton, Bellina and Curtis Helgesen. In Area 4, Jacqueline Blumhagen beat out Jeannette Selwood for the seat.
Numbers are not official and the final tallies will be released Tuesday.