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About Lead Calgary

We are a group of Calgarians who are passionate about our city. We come from many different backgrounds – we run small businesses, teach in schools, work with charities and not-for-profits, and are active in our local communities. We believe that Calgary needs to be led by a City Council who will set aside rancour and division, tackle the very real challenges our city is facing, and plan for a strong and vibrant Calgary for decades to come. We will be advocating for new ideas in the 2021 Calgary municipal election and will support candidates who offer what Calgary needs most right now: Leadership.

What We Believe

  1. Restore fiscal responsibility to Calgary.
  2. Cut property taxes for homes and businesses.
  3. Real accountability and transparency at City Council.
  4. Reduce the size and cost of local government.
  5. Focus on core services for everyday Calgarians.
  6. Promote safe communities which protect Calgarians.
  7. Create a climate of economic growth and entrepreneurship in Calgary.
  8. End the influence of special interests and political insiders at City Hall.

[ Read Lead Calgary’s election 2021 platform! ]


Based on an analysis of their published campaign platforms and the completion of an election issue survey, Lead Calgary endorses the following candidates for City Council in the 2021 Calgary municipal election:

Mayor: Jeromy Farkas

Ward 1: Steve Webb

Ward 2: Kim Tyers

Ward 3: Brent Trenholm

Ward 4: Sean Chu

Ward 5: Anand Chetty

Ward 6: Sanjeev Kad

Ward 7: Terry Wong

Ward 8: Natalie Winkler

Ward 9: Kimberly Feser

Ward 10: Andre Chabot

Ward 11: Rob Ward

Ward 12: No Endorsement

Ward 13: Dan McLean

Ward 14: Peter Demong

Lead Calgary’s choices reflect these candidates’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, more transparency, and real accountability for the City of Calgary. Lead Calgary is not affiliated with any of their individual campaigns.

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As a municipal third party group, Lead Calgary can accept donations from citizens, businesses, and other approved organizations. If you want to support positive change for Calgary, then please consider donating to Lead Calgary – let’s work together to bring back real leadership for our municipal government!

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