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This article was published 22/10/2014 (1946 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
No young trustees, only one incumbent defeated — Winnipeg went with the status quo on its school boards tonight.
Only Cory Juan lost her seat in Seven Oaks.
Winnipeg School Division’s board had only three incumbents back, and all three won: Mike Babinsky, for his sixth term, and left-leaning trustees Mark Wasyliw and Cathy Collins.
Lisa Naylor, Chris Broughton, Allan Beach, Kevin Freedman, Dean Koshelanyk, and Sherri Rollins won for the first time.
While WSD trustees no longer carry NDP labels, the results suggest that the progressive policies and programs of previous boards will have solid majority support. Rollins self-identifies as aboriginal, apparently the only aboriginal candidate to be elected in the city Wednesday.
There were 16 incumbents who did not seek re-election across the city, and two seats were vacant because of the deaths of sitting members.
River East Transcona elected newcomers Brian Olynik, Rod Giesbrecht, and Jerry Sodomlak, while Seven Oaks will see rookies Greg McFarlane, Diane Cameron, and Maria Santos. Olynik and Giesbrecht were previous board members who retired in 2010 to make unsuccessful city council runs.
Five candidates aged 18 to 22 ran, but none came close to winning a seat.
Updated on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM CDT: Corrects reference to aboriginal trustees.