Don Iveson, current Councillor for Ward 10, officially joined the race to be Edmonton’s next mayor at an event at the Petroleum Club this afternoon, ending months of speculation on his future in Edmonton politics. His announcement makes him the third sitting member of Council to go for the mayor’s chair this October, alongside Karen Leibovici and Kerry Diotte.
— Ryan Tumilty (@MetroRyan) June 18, 2013
Iveson, a University of Alberta alumni, first joined Council in 2007 when he defeated incumbent Councillor Mike Nickel. On Council, he has shown a strong commitment to improving Edmonton’s transit system, environmental issues, and engaging Edmonton youth.
In a news release, Iveson stated that “[his] vision for Edmonton is a city that is fair, a city that is functional, and a city that is profitable and prosperous.”
The three-way race between popular City Councillors will certainly produce an interesting election – not to mention those running from outside of Council as well. It’ll be an exciting election season here in Edmonton, so be sure to stay with the Wanderer Online for all the latest and in-depth analysis!
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