Calgary school trustee candidates have been transported back to grade school, thanks to a survey by The Calgary Journal, in conjunction with Postmedia. Trustee hopefuls answer questions about dilemmas, ranging from what they’ll wear on Halloween to how they’ll deal with a teacher’s weed habit. The answers reflect a bit about candidates’ personalities and their approaches to issues affecting students, parents and teachers.

Click on your wards to review your candidates’ responses.

Trustee candidates for Ward 1 

Public school board candidates

Gord CummingsTrina Hurdman

 Separate school board candidate

Myra D’Souza; did not respond

Trustee candidates for Ward 2

Public school board candidates

Gord CummingsTrina Hurdman

Separate school board candidate

Myra D’Souza: acclaimed,  did not respond

Trustee candidates for Ward 3

 Public school board candidates

 Althea AdamsNimra Amjad
Laura HackKim Tyers

 Separate school board candidate

Linda Wellman – acclaimed

Trustee candidates for Ward 4

Public school board candidates

Althea AdamsNimra Amjad
Laura Hack

Kim Tyers

Separate school board candidates

Kenneth DollPamela Rath

Trustee candidates for Ward 5

Public school board candidates

Jasbir Chahal Merilyn Dennis 
 Rekha Dhawan Jameela Ghann; did not respond
 Raman Gill; did not respond Gurpreet Grewal; did not respond
 Syed Hasnain; did not respond Pamela King; did not respond
 Sohail Sherwani Bianca Smetacek
 Veerpal Rai; did not respond Wasima Sultan; did not respond

 Separate school trustee candidate

Linda Wellman – acclaimed

Trustee candidates for Ward 6

Public school board candidates

Patricia BolgerLisa Davis

Separate school board candidates 

Lory IovinelliChristopher McMillan;
did not respond

Trustee candidates for Ward 7

Public school board candidates

Patricia BolgerLisa Davis

Separate school board candidates

Kenneth DollPamela Rath

Trustee candidates for Ward 8

Public school board candidates

Sabrina Bartlett; did not respondRichard Hehr
Merle Terlesky 

Separate school board candidates

Lory IovinelliChristopher McMillan;
did not respond

 Trustee candidates for Ward 9

Public school board candidates

Sabrina Bartlett; did not respondRichard Hehr
Merle Terlesky 

Separate school board candidates

Cheryl LowMario Deshaies

Trustee candidates for Ward 10

Public school board candidates

Jasbir ChahalMarilyn Dennis
Rekha DhawanJameela Ghann; did not respond
Raman Gill; did not respondGurpreet Grewal; did not respond
Syed Hasnain; did not respondPamela King; did not respond
Sohail SherwaniBianca Smetacek
Veerpal Rai; did not respondWasima Sultan; did not respond

Separate school board candidates

Mario DeshaiesCheryl Low

Trustee candidates for Ward 11

 Public school board candidates

Julie HrdlickaSadiq Valliani; did not respond

 Separate school board candidates

Cathie Williams – acclaimed

 Trustee candidates for Ward 12

 Public school board candidates

Muzaffar Ahmad; did not respondMike Bradshaw
Karen DraperShauna Eldan
 Samantha MacLeod Carla Obuck
 Sara Peden Jennifer Seamone
 Tory Tomblin 

 Separate school board candidate

Cathie Williams – acclaimed

Trustee candidates for Ward 13

Public school board candidates

Julie HrdlickaSadiq Valliani; did not respond

Separate school board candidates

Antonio BalangueMary Martin

Trustee candidates for Ward 14

Public school board candidates

Muzaffar Ahmad; did not respondMike Bradshaw
Karen DraperShauna Eldan
Samantha MacLeodCarla Obuck
Sara PedenJennifer Seamone
Tory Tomblin 

Separate school board candidates

Antonio BalangueMary Martin

Survey produced and edited by Deanna Tucker, Nathan Kunz, Colin Macgillivray, Alec Warkentin and Thomas Bogda.