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Iqaluit Votes: Awa elected Mayor, While Majority of Council Back




Solomon Awa will be back in the Mayor's chair after tonight's Municipal election in Iqaluit


Awa was elected Mayor of the Territorial Capital, defeating his two challengers by a wide margins.


The re-elected Mayor took 1007 votes, while runner-up Vincent Yvon garnered 171 votes, and Lill Weemen came third with 90 votes.


Awa became Mayor in 2019 when former Iqaluit Mayor Kenney Bell resigned for personal reasons. Awa was selected by the council to fulfill the remainder of Bell's term. Awa secured his first full term as Mayor of Iqaluit Monday night.


Majority of Council Returning

Joining Awa the council table will be familiar faces, with 100 per cent of the polls reporting, Ken Smith, Romeyn Stevenson, Kyle Sheppard, Samuel Tilley, Harry Flaherty, Simon Nattaq, Methusaiah Kunuk, and Jack Anawak were all elected Monday night.


Nattaq, Sheppard, Stevenson, Smith and Tilley were serving on city council prior to the Municipal election.


Councillor Swany Amarapala was the only incumbent councillor running for re-election who was defeated when all the results came in.


Councillors Ookalik Curley and Paul Quassa did not stand for re-election.



City of Iqaluit

Mayor (1 to be elected)

Solomon Awa

incumbent

​1007

Elected

Vincent Yvon

171

Lili Weeman

90

Councillors (8 to be elected)

Kim Smith

incumbent

829

Elected

Romeyn Stevenson

incumbent

783

Elected

Kyle Sheppard

incumbent

741

Elected

Samuel Tilley

incumbent

688

Elected

Harry Flaherty

686

Elected

Simon Nattaq

incumbent

665

Elected

Methusaiah Kunuk

663

Elected

Jack Anawak

635

Elected

Lewis Falkiner MacKay

525

Swany Amarapala

incumbent

474

Matthew Clark

410

Gabriel Ross

389

Camilius Egeni

330

Daniel Legacy

241


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