The 2018 Municipal Election saw two sisters elected to their respective councils.
Danielle Eaton Cardozo was re-elected to Cranbrook Council, while her sister Amy Cardozo was elected to Sparwood council for the first time.
Amy says she was inspired by her sister to run for office.
“I’ve loved seeing the things that she’s done in Cranbrook, she’s played such an active role in so many different groups,” Cardozo says. “She’s helped the community in so many different ways. Its inspired me to be able to run to do some of those same things.”
Amy says she’s ready for similar accomplishments in Sparwood.
“Its time for Sparwood to move forward and I think that having some new views on Council is going to really help,” Cardozo says.
Danielle says she’s not surprised her sister ran in the election.
“She has a huge love for Sparwood. She started the Farmer’s Market there, she helped bring some advanced training for paramedics there,” Eaton Cardozo says. “It was only a matter of time before she got into community leadership.”
Danielle is ready to continue her work on many community initiatives with the new council.
“The big one is finding a more strategic approach to the Tembec lands,” Eaton-Cardozo says. “We have a lot of infrastructure work that we need to continue to work on and I really hope we address the current state of the health of the corporation.”
The remaining members re-elected to Cranbrook council are Mike Peabody, Norma Blissett, Ron Popoff and Wesly Graham.
Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt was acclaimed to his role.
In Sparwood, Amy Cardozo will join John Baher, Brad Bowen, Joe Jarina, Jason Christensen and Sonny Saad on Council.
David Wilks was elected as the District’s Mayor.
– Danielle Eaton-Cardozo, Current City Councillor, City of Cranbrook
– Amy Cardozo, Councillor-Elect, District of Sparwood
(Pictured: Returning Cranbrook Councillor Danielle Eaton-Cardozo, left. Sparwood Councillor-Elect Amy Cardozo, right.)