An Okotoks councillor wants to see more women run. Canada's municipal governments face a democratic deficit.
Only 21.4 percent of elected officials are women, leaving half the population under-represented.
After nearly 15 years on Okotoks town council Laurie Hodson says they could use more female voices.
The says the decision-making deals more with infrastructure than social concern.
He says women bring a stronger emphasis to matters of social consequence.
Okotoks council currently has only one woman and six men.