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Big win for Fule in mayoral race; four new faces on council

Strathmore Mayor Pat Fule

Strathmore Mayor Pat Fule

Pat Fule, a longtime teacher at Strathmore High School and two-term councillor, is Strathmore’s newest Mayor.

 

Fule beat out former councillor Earl Best in the mayoral race, taking 86 per cent of the vote.

“I am humbled because I did not expect such huge support so I want to thank the people of Strathmore for believing in me and I guess for what I’ve done as part of council in the last four years,” said Fule.

Fule will take over for one-term mayor Michael Ell who decided not to run for a second term in the 2017 municipal election.

Fule joined council in 2010 garnering the most votes for council in both the 2010 and 2013 Municipal elections.

“I can't wait to work with the new councillors. I will try to be as good a mayor as I can. I am looking forward to working with the new county councillors. I think we can do some amaing things. We've already partnered on the fieldhouse and I think that just opens the door to many more things. So I am looking forward to the future for Strathmore,” said Fule.

Joining Fule on council are incumbents Bob Sobol and Denise Peterson, as well as newcomers Jason Montgomery, Lorraine Bauer, Tari Cockx and Melanie Corbiell.

Incumbent councillor and former Mayor Steve Grajczyk just missed the cut, finishing seventh while the other incumbent running, Rocky Blokland, finished in eighth.