Elkford has voted and official results prove Steve Fairbairn has won the seat on Council. With two hundred and fifty six votes Fairbairn took the lead with eighty seven votes.
In the midst of participating in Earth Hour Fairbairn learned of his win almost an hour after the election closed. “I am really excited,” he says. “It’s a heck of a responsibility, and people have out a lot of faith and trust in me that I can do this job. This is a really exciting time for Elkford and many things are happening that will have a long term effect on Elkford. I am really looking forward to being a part of it. I shall do my best to show you that you made the right choice choosing me. To everyone who voted for one of the other fine candidates, I thank you for voting, and you can rest assured that I will do my best to make sure that your concerns are heard, and listened to over the next few years,” he says.
“To the other candidates, thank you for running, and thank you all for participating in an election that remained about issues and the positive contributions of each candidate. We did not dive down into the vat of negative messaging and mudslinging that is so common in democratic races these days. Maybe the higher profile politicians and parties in Canada can learn something from us up here in Elkford. Let’s try to keep in touch, and don’t forget that I will listen to your ideas as I sit as a councilor for the District of Elkford. To the rest of the council, and to the mayor – I am very excited over the opportunity to be working with you. To all of the citizens of Elkford, I promise you that I shall listen to your concerns and your ideas, together we will guide Elkford in the right direction over the next few years. Finally, to my family, thank you for supporting me, I know you recognize the time I will be putting in away from you will be done in the best interests of Elkford,” says Fairbairn.
The following results are official:
Clements – 8
Atherton – 47
Tobin – 69
Anonson – 45
Fairbairn – 87