Glen Gower has been elected councillor for Stittsville Ward.
With all polls reporting, Gower received 57.86 per cent of the vote compared to incumbent Shad Qadri’s 42.14 per cent.
Turnout was 46.37 per cent with 10,172 ballots cast, out of 21,937 eligible voters.
In a message posted to Facebook, Qadri said the community was free to select another councillor, as it did.
“I am happy to live in a democratic society where every vote counts!” he wrote. “Stittsville voters have spoken clearly in this election.”
“My sincere congratulations to Glen Gower for his election as our next councillor. I have done my best to lay a body of work and projects for our community that will now be completed in your term. I will be cheering you on as you continue moving our community forward.”
Qadri was first elected in 2006.
In a statement posted to his website, Gower thanked Qadri for his years of service.
“Thank you to Shad Qadri and his family for their years of service and leadership to this community. I have very big shoes to fill and I hope to meet with him soon to listen and learn from his experience,” the statement said.
“I’ll also be reaching out to several current and former councillors to ask for their advice so that I can start getting prepared for December 1, when the new term of council starts.”