LAC LA BICHE - According to the unofficial 2021 Lac La Biche County results released just after 9 p.m. on Monday's election night, mayoral candidate Arlene Hrynyk came in second place with 815 of the 3,263 votes cast—with mayoral-elect Paul Reutov receiving 1,065 votes.
Speaking to Lakeland Today after the results were announced, she congratulated the future council members and thanked her supporters and campaign team for a race well fought.
“I’m so proud of the work that was done on my behalf… I think we did really well and I’m sad to see the results, but I wish the new mayor and council well and I hope they work hard to move our county forward,” said Hrynyk.
The long-time chairperson of the Northern Lights Public Schools board of trustees credited her strong finish in the municipal race as a first-time mayor candidate to the integrity and leadership that was encapsulated throughout her entire campaign.
With a little more time to connect with voters across the county, says Hrynyk, she felt she could have garnered more support. Nonetheless, she was humbled by the experience and trust she received.
She hopes to see the new council members work just as hard for the county as former Mayor Omer Moghrabi and his fellow councillor members did the last term.
However, if there is ever a time that she is needed on the campaign trail, she won’t hesitate to return.
“When the people call you to serve you answer the call! If that’s the case I’ll be there…grass never grows under my feet and community is very important to me. I will always advocate and do great things for people.”