Group of seven vying for votes – Metro US

Group of seven vying for votes

Edmonton voters have seven candidates to choose from before the polls close on the municipal election Monday evening.

Current Mayor Stephen Mandel is hoping for a third term and is counting on his experience in the top seat and his term as councillor for Ward 1, along with 30 years of private sector experience, to keep him in his job.

Daryl Bonar is willing to fight to keep that from happening. Bonar, a member of the Canadian Forces, feels he has a fresh perspective and new energy to offer Edmontonians.

David Dorward is bringing his experience as a candidate in the provincial election in 2008 to this year’s municipal campaign. Dorward is an active member of his community, including his involvement in local sports organizations.

Dave Dowling won’t be letting the pressure of the day get to him on Monday. Dowling has experience running in civic, provincial and federal elections.

Dan Dromarsky was born and raised in Edmonton and relied on social media to engage people during his campaign. He said he is passionate about getting more Edmontonians to the polls this election.

Bob Ligertwood has a background in agriculture and heavy industry and currently owns a small neighbourhood coffee shop with his wife.

And finally there is Andrew Lineker, an Edmonton native who has a longstanding interest in provincial and civic politics.