October 25th, 2021

Council Candidates

Suketu Shah: Council candidate wants a safer community where ‘every voice matters’

By Tim Kalinowski on July 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council candidate Suketu Shah says he hopes to inspire the local business community to take a leading effort in trying to confront some of the pressing social issues facing the city. “We want council and the mayor in a place where we can make some stronger decisions to help those homeless people,” ... Read More »

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Davey Wiggers: City council candidate looks to govern for all citizens

By Tim Kalinowski on July 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council candidate Davey Wiggers says he would like to put an end to the partisan bickering in the city, and get on with the business of running the government for the best benefit of all its citizens. “Respecting the views of those who don’t agree with you is crucially important,” he says. ... Read More »

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Nick Paladino: Former county planning manager running for city council

By Tim Kalinowski on June 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lifetime Lethbridge resident and former manager of planning and development at Lethbridge County, Nick Paladino, announced last week he would be running for city council in this fall’s municipal election. Paladino, who also ran four years ago, believes he has something to offer a lot of other candidates don’t have: previous municipal governance ... Read More »

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Jenn Schmidt-Rempel: Council candidate running on a multi-pillar platform

By Al Beeber on June 4th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Jenn Schmidt-Rempel is taking her community involvement to a new level with a run for Lethbridge City Council this fall. Schmidt-Rempel announced her candidacy Thursday morning at Henderson Lake. A Claresholm native who except for a stint at grad school in Regina, stayed in Lethbridge after coming here to attend university in 1988, ... Read More »

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Ben Christensen: Council candidate hopes voters will see his shift in perspective

By Tim Kalinowski on May 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge city council candidate, community media volunteer, and small business owner Ben Christensen is hoping voters can look past some of the lapses of his past and judge him as the man he is today. Christensen is the latest candidate to declare his intention to run for city council, but he acknowledges his ... Read More »

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Marissa Black: Council candidate has eye on environment and social issues

By Tim Kalinowski on April 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com As a student of accounting and a working tax professional, Lethbridge city council candidate Marissa Black believes in taking a long view in order to position the city environmentally and socially to meet its current and future needs. Black believes in the philosophy of return on investment both financially and in terms of ... Read More »

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Kelti Baird: Businesswoman running for city council

By Tim Kalinowski on April 3rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Theoretically Brewing owner Kelti Baird has formally filed papers stating her intention to run for city council this fall. A self-confessed “policy junky”, Baird, is looking forward to engaging in conversations with citizens about how to build an inclusive and sustainable city which takes care of its most vulnerable and promotes the health ... Read More »

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Bradley Whalen: Political newcomer launches city mayor campaign

By Tim Kalinowski on March 27th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Relative newcomer to Lethbridge and local small business owner Bradley Whalen has announced he will be running for mayor this fall. Whalen moved to the city in 2014, and is currently owner of the Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina on 3rd Avenue South. He is a father of five young sons. “My slogan is: ... Read More »

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Bill Ginther first to announce council candidacy

By Tim Kalinowski on March 4th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com While nominations for city council have been open for a month now, so far only one candidate has officially filed the necessary papers with the City of Lethbridge to be recognized as a nominee for the municipal election this fall. Lethbridge Soup Kitchen executive director Bill Ginther, who also ran four years ago ... Read More »

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