Unlike the Town of Cochrane where, so far, none of the incumbent councillors or the mayor have filed nomination papers indicating their desire to run again during the 2021 Municipal Election on October 18th, a number of incumbents are back in the race for the seven seats on Rocky View County (RVC) council.
Keep in mind, there is still nearly two months to go before the September 20th Nomination Day but already five RVC councillors that were elected in the 2017 election have filed papers to run again. And, already three of them are in for races in their respective division.
Deputy Reeve Kim McKylor has let her name stand again in Division 2 of the county and is so far the only candidate to submit her papers.
In Division Four, Dan Henn, the currently County Reeve has submitted nomination papers. In the 2017 election, Henn was elected in Division 7 but since that time council voted to redraw the divisional boundaries to make for more equitable populations in the divisions. That has also lowered the number of councillors to be elected this time around from nine down to seven.
Henn has one competitor for the seat so far in the person of Roc Spence who has also filed paper.
Former Reeve Greg Boehlke has filed his papers in Division 5. In 2017 Boehlke was elected in Division 6. Mark Jette is the lone candidate that has filed papers to take on Boehlke for the division.
Jerry Gautreau is another incumbent who has decided to run again, this time in Division 6 after being elected in Division 5 last time around. He's being challenged by Jeremy Stinson for the post in Division 6.
Incumbent Al Schulte is running in Division 7.
Jolene Airth has filed nomination papers for Division 2.
Only Division 1 doesn't have any candidates thus far.
There is still ample time for anyone to decide to run and file their nomination papers.