Patty Cuttell has been unofficially elected as the councillor for district 11 Spryfield-Sambro Loop-Prospect Road.
Cuttell received 1,662 votes or 19.6 per cent of the total votes for the district.
With Cuttell as the district 11 councillor, Halifax regional council sees gender parity for the first time in history. Eight women and eight men will form council with Mike Savage as mayor.
Just behind Cuttell was Bruce Holland with 28 fewer votes. Matthew Conrad had 1,482 votes for the district.
Results just in, I have won by 28 votes, thanks HRM for your dedication to getting it right. THANK YOU to the voters, my team, family & my fellow candidates for your commitment to our community. D11 is the best place to call home and I’m so privileged to be your voice on Council— Patty Cuttell 11 (@pattycuttell11) October 18, 2020
The results came in after election results stopped coming in last night.
District 11 candidates:
Stephen Chafe - 274
Matthew Conrad - 1,482
Bruce Cooke - 781
Patty Cuttell - 1,662
Bruce Holland - 1,634
Kristen Hollery - 150
Jim Hoskins - 441
Ambroise Matwawana - 310
Lisa Mullin - 252
Hannah Munday - 465
Dawn Edith Penney - 66
Pete Rose - 972
30 of 30 tables reported
The tables for every other district have been reported. Election officials are expected to confirm official results and voter turnout by Wednesday.