Three people are running for the empty seat on town council in the Nov. 28 byelection. Craig Hudson, Ronnie Lukan and Andrew Achoba all filed their nomination papers by the Oct. 31 deadline.
Hudson is a gas fitter with ATCO Gas, a husband and father of two. He’s also been active in recent years with the United Conservative Party’s Lesser Slave Lake Constituency Association. He ran unsuccessfully for council in the 2021 general election.
Lukan also was one of the 2021 council candidates who didn’t finish in the top six. He’s a lifelong Slave Laker who makes his living in real estate and various other business ventures. He’s married and has two children. Sustainability and accountability were two of his campaign slogans in the 2021 election. He says he plans on making more effort in this campaign than he did in his first one.
Achoba is a newcomer to the scene. He’s been in Slave Lake since 2021, working as the manager of the WJS agency, which provides various social programs under contract to the provincial government.
Achoba was also the co-chair or chair of the Slave Lake Homeless Coalition during the past year or so, and the treasurer before that.
Look for candidate profile stories on each of the candidates in upcoming issues of the Lakeside Leader.