Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown is excited to immediately get to work with re-elected MLAs Angela Pitt, Airdrie East, and Peter Guthrie, Airdrie - Cochrane.
Brown said he isn't surprised by the outcome and extended his congratulations to both of them.
"I know their teams worked very hard, and they work hard on our behalf. So, I'm looking forward to working with them to secure opportunities for Airdrie. We're going to be starting that journey here very quickly."
Brown says the re-elected MLAs can expect to hear plenty about the needs and wants of the city. He says it's Airdrie's turn to receive more funding.
"When you look at our comparables in Red Deer, Grand Prairie, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge, there is so much more money funnelling into those communities. We're starting to see a little bit, but we need a lot more."
He believes Airdrie has been sincerely neglected as one of the fast-growing communities in Alberta.
"We're welcoming new people into our communities from across the province. It's working great, however, we need to get caught up and we need their help."
Brown shared the same concern as many Airdronians on the amount of time it took to get the results and how some seats flipped.
"It was surprising in some areas, certainly Calgary when you lose ministers and deputy premiers," says Brown. "That's a strong message for the government."
Provincewide, the UCP garnered 52.56 per cent of the total vote while the NDP received 44.02 per cent.