Daniel Remfert emerged triumphant today in the Town of Taber, securing 241 votes and securing his place as the newest member of the town's council. The race was hotly contested, with a field of determined candidates vying to fill the vacancy left by former Councillor Alf Rudd, who resigned earlier this summer to pursue a career with the Taber Municipal Police Service.
With a total of 714 votes cast in this by-election, Daniel Remfert's impressive victory is a testament to the trust and support he garnered from the community. Remfert is set to be sworn into office on September 11th, 2023, following the official release of the results.
Remfert's nearest competitor, Dale Tilleman, secured 179 votes. Naomi Wibe followed in third place with 121 votes, while Cat Champagne garnered 95 votes. Mani Parhar secured 86 votes, Mike Krehnak 79, and Ian Croft came in last with 13 votes.
Dan Remfert is no stranger to Taber, having been an active participant in local initiatives and community organizations for many years. His familiarity with the town and its residents undoubtedly played a significant role in his successful campaign.
According to the Town of Taber Website, Remfert serves as the Vice Chair of the Taber Municipal Police Service Commission.
The by-election became necessary following the resignation of Councillor Alf Rudd, who had served the Town of Taber with dedication and commitment. Rudd's decision to join the Taber Municipal Police Service provided an opportunity for residents to select a new representative who would continue his work and tackle the town's evolving challenges.