Estevan will have a mayoral election

An election will be needed to determine the members of Estevan city council for the next four years.

Rhyan Hagel has challenged incumbent Roy Ludwig for the mayor's job. Hagel, who is running in a municipal election for the first time, filed his nomination papers on Tuesday.

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All five incumbent councillors – Greg Hoffort, Brian Johnson, Trevor Knibbs, Dennis Moore and Kevin Smith – have filed their papers. Cameron Robock and Shelly Veroba, who have both run for council in the past, have also filed their papers. Six people will be elected as councillors.

In the RM of Estevan, there will be an election for reeve. Incumbent Kelly Lafrentz has been challenged by Terry Keating.

There will also be elections for councillor in Divisions 1, 3 and 5. Incumbents Lorne Jahn (Division 1), Dennis Blackburn (Division 3) and Del Block (Division 5) have all submitted their nomination forms.

In the school board elections, Shari Sutter filed her nomination form on Tuesday to be one of the two Estevan trustees for the South East Cornerstone Public School Division. Incumbent Pam Currie has stated she will run again, but had not filed her papers as of Tuesday at 4 p.m. The other incumbent trustee, Janet Foord, will not seek another term. 

Kevin Keating will run in Subdivision No. 4, which includes Bienfait, Lampman, Alameda and Oxbow. Keating is currently the trustee for Subdivision 3, which includes Redvers, Carievale and Carnduff, but he represented Subdivision 4 from 2009 to 2012.

Board chair Audrey Trombley is once again running for Subdivision 5, which includes Midale, Stoughton and Fillmore.

As for the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division, the two Estevan trustees, Bev Hickie and Karen Melle, have both filed their nomination papers.

The deadline to file nomination papers is Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. Candidates will have 24 hours to withdraw from the race.

The civic and school board elections will take place on Oct. 26. 

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