Candidate Information 

Welcome to Creative Calgary’s candidate information for the Calgary 2021 General Election. Creative Calgary’s goal is to educate voters on the extent to which candidates in the municipal election share its view that fostering support and strong investment in the arts sector is critical in building a vibrant and prosperous city. 

 

We thank you for taking the time to visit our site and encourage you to do your own research on each candidate to ensure that on October 18, you cast your vote for the candidate that best aligns with your own values and priorities. A full list of candidates can be found here, and we have linked to candidates' public websites below, where applicable.

 

To read about Creative Calgary's process in researching each candidate, click here.

 

Ward 14

 

Stephen Dabbagh

Running for: Ward 14 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Stephen Dabbagh has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Stephen Dabbagh has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Stephen Dabbagh's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.twitter.com/stephendabbagh

 

Peter Demong

Running for: Ward 14 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Peter Demong has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Peter Demong has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Peter Demong's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.peterdemong.ca

Andrea Hinton

Running for: Ward 14 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Andrea Hinton has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Andrea Hinton has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Andrea Hinton's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.hintonward14.com

Anton Ovtchinnikov

Running for: Ward 14 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Anton Ovtchinnikov selected, "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."

Personal arts statement: "It is very important to have a vibrant Arts scene in Calgary and we have to look for ways in increase the private investment to promote Art. There are some changes that I would like to make when it comes to the "public art" projects and potentially "un-tie" the program from the infrastructure locations and look at using that money for performance art forms as well..."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Anton Ovtchinnikov' platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.justantonforward14.ca