Election battle map

Here’s a list of candidates for each riding.

Here’s a list of candidates for each riding.

Klondike: The Yukon Party’s Steve Nordick will seek a second term. This summer, after serving as a perennial backbencher, he won a cabinet post as minister responsible for Economic Development and the lottery, liquor and housing corporations.

The Liberals are running Sandy Silver, a school teacher. The NDP is represented by Jorn Meier, a former president of the Dawson City Chamber of Commerce and the current chair of the Klondike Visitors Association.

Kluane:  The riding is being vacated by the Liberals’ Gary McRobb, who is retiring from politics. The Yukon Party is running Wade Istchenko, co-chair of Alsek Renewable Resources Council.

Former Mayor Eric Stinson is representing the NDP. Timothy Cant, a management consultant, is carrying the Liberal flag.

The leader of the fledgling First Nations Party, Gerald Dickson Sr., is also seeking the seat.

Lake Laberge:  The Yukon Party’s Brad Cathers is seeking a third term. He’s held the riding since 2002.

Up against him is the NDP’s Frank Turner, a dog musher and former social worker. The Liberals are running Mike Simon, a government electrician.

Mayo-Tatchun:  The Liberals’ Eric Fairclough is seeking a fifth term. He’s held the riding since 1996.

He’s being challenged by the Yukon Party’s Elaine Wyatt, who is the mayor of Carmacks. The NDP have named Jim Tredger, a former president of the Yukon Teacher’s Association.

Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes:  Yukon’s newly-redrawn electoral map has merged what was once two ridings, held by the NDP’s Steve Cardiff and the Yukon Party’s Patrick Rouble. Neither are in the running: Cardiff died in a car crash this summer, and Rouble is pursuing a doctorate in education at the University of Calgary.

Kevin Barr wants to represent the NDP. The singer and social worker represented the New Democrats in the last federal election.

The Liberals are running Ted Adel, a retired mailman and current worker at the Yukon government’s liquor warehouse.

The Yukon Party has picked Deborah Fulmer. She’s a Yukon government employee who is completing a degree in environmental management at Royal Roads university.

The First Nations Party is running Stanley James, a respected elder and trapper.

Pelly-Nisutlin:  Stacey Hassard, a businessman from Teslin, will represent the Yukon Party after he knocked out Justice Minister Marion Horne in the nomination.

Filmmaker Carol Geddes will represent the NDP. Elvis Presley of Ross River will also vie for the seat as an Independent. Carl Sidney will run for the Liberals.

Vuntut Gwitchin:  The Liberals’ Darius Elias will seek a second term.

Up against him is Garry Njootli, a Yukon government worker who is the nephew of the late Grafton Njootli, one of the first aboriginal people to be elected to Yukon’s legislature. The NDP haven’t picked a candidate.

Watson Lake:  With Yukon’s former premier, Dennis Fentie, retiring from politics, this riding is in play.

The Yukon Party is running Patti McLeod, a former town councillor who’s worked with the chamber of commerce and the local daycare. Thomas Slager, a teacher, is representing the Liberals. And Liard McMillan, chief of the Liard First Nation, will carry the NDP flag.

Copperbelt North:  Liberal Leader Arthur Mitchell will seek a third term.

He’s up against the Yukon Party’s Currie Dixon, a government policy wonk, and the New Democrats’ Skeeter Miller-Wright, who helped fight a campaign against a cement batch plant near McLean Lake.

Copperbelt South:  This is a new riding, created by Yukon’s newly rejigged electoral map. It’s carved out of a big chunk of the old Mount Lorne riding, where every candidate has stumped before.

The New Democrats are running Lois Moorcroft, a former Justice minister who held office from 1992 to 2000.

The Yukon Party is running Valerie Boxall, an executive assistant to the Minister of Economic Development.

The Liberals are running Colleen Wirth, a Yukon College administrator. Both Boxall and Wirth ran for office in 2006, losing to the NDP’s Steve Cardiff.

Takhini-Kopper King:  Despite similarities in name to the old riding of McIntyre-Takhini, this new riding is includes much of the old Copperbelt and part of Whitehorse West.

With the Yukon Party’s John Edzerza fighting leukemia, the party will be represented by Samson Hartland, a former city councillor and present assistant with the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce.

The Liberals are running Cherish Clarke, a techie with the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board and a past party president. The NDP is running Kate White, a life skills coach.

Mountainview:  Premier Darrell Pasloski wants to win the seat of this new riding, which is made up of MacIntyre-Granger-Hillcrest and Valleyview.

He’s up against the Liberals’ David Sloan, a former school superintendent and former Yukon Health minister, and the NDP’s Stephen Dunbar-Edge, a food bank executive and former director at Northwestel.

Porter Creek Centre:  The retirement of Archie Lang, the Yukon Party’s minister of Community Services and Public Works, puts this riding up for grabs.

The Yukon Party is represented by David Laxton, a businessman and veteran who previously ran as a Liberal candidate in 2006.

The Liberals are running Kerry Huff, who recently retired as principal of Porter Creek Secondary School. Jean-Francois Des Lauriers, a former union boss, is carrying the NDP flag.

Porter Creek North:  City councillor Doug Graham will represent the Yukon Party, after he knocked-out incumbent Jim Kenyon in the nomination.

Mike Tribes is stumping for the NDP. He’s an information technology consultant.

The Liberals are running Dawn Beauchemin. She’s a help-desk technician with Northwestel.

Mike Ivens, one of the Yukon Green Party’s founders, is also seeking the seat.

Porter Creek South:  The Liberals’ Don Inverarity will seek a second term. He squeaked in last time, winning by just six votes.

The Yukon Party’s running Mike Nixon, a past party president and contender in December’s downtown byelection. The NDP is represented by John Carney, a long time director and former president of the Yukon Fish and Game Association.

Riverdale North:  The retirement of Speaker Ted Staffen puts this riding in play.

Scott Kent is stumping for the Yukon Party. He’s a former Liberal cabinet minister and executive with the Whitehorse Chamber of Mines.

The Liberals are running Christie Richardson, a mortgage broker. 

Peter Lesniak, the NDP’s chief of staff, is representing his party. Previously, he served as the longtime editor of the Yukon News and as a communications advisor for the Council of Yukon First Nations.

Green Party Leader Kristina Calhoun is also seeking the seat.

Riverdale South:  Health Minister Glenn Hart will seek a third term. He’s being challenged by the Liberals’ Dan Curtis, the executive director of Skills Canada Yukon, and the NDP’s Jan Stick, the owner of Well-Read Books and a past city councillor.

Whitehorse Centre:  NDP Leader Liz “Landslide” Hanson won her nickname by taking more than half the vote during December’s downtown byelection.

She’ll seek to defend her seat against Justice Minister Marian Horne, who was ousted from her home riding of Pelly-Nisutlin, and the Liberals’ Patrick Singh, owner a music store and hotdog stand.

Whitehorse West:  Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor will seek a third term. She’s up against the Liberals’ Cully Robinson, a former school principal, and the NDP’s Louis Gagnon, owner of the Kebabery.

Contact John Thompson at johnt@yukon-news.com.

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