City of Steinbach residents headed to the polls and cast their vote for the seven positions of city council. The elected mayor and council are responsible for representing the public and considering the well-being and interests of the city over their four-year term. The official results are as follows:

For the Office of Mayor:

FUNK, Earl – 2,338 (Elected)
NEUSTAEDTER, Paul – 1,856
FEHR, John – 1,236

For the Offices of Councillor:

ZWAAGSTRA, Michael – 3,420 (Elected)
PENNER, Susan – 3,116 (Elected)
HIEBERT, Jake – 3,001 (Elected)
PENNER, Damian – 2,920 (Elected)
SIEMENS, Jac – 2,896 (Elected)
HIEBERT, Bill – 2,674 (Elected)
FRIESEN, Cyndy – 2,490
CROOKES, Adam – 2,339
WIEBE, Alan – 1,186
KUMAR, Mitesh - 687

Residents also voted on whether licensed retail cannabis stores will be allowed in the City of Steinbach. The official result is as follows:

Yes, they should be allowed: 1,703
No, they should not be allowed:  3,696

The inaugural meeting of the new city council is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The first regular council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.