Coun. Fielding won't run for Winnipeg mayor

Winnipeg city councillor Scott Fielding has quashed his run for mayor and will not be seeking reelection on city council.

St. James-Brooklands Coun. Scott Fielding also not seeking re-election on city council

St. James-Brooklands Coun. Scott Fielding says he will call not run for mayor and will not return to his post with city council. (CBC)

Scott Fielding said not only is he not going to run for mayor, he's not going to run again for his council seat.

The St. James-Brooklands councillor has served in his post since 2006 but will not be returning for a third term.

He said he always supported the idea of a two-term limit and when it came to running for mayor, Fielding said the numbers just weren't adding up.

"One candidate on the left that, you know, has about 35 to 40 per cent of the vote and you have three, potentially four other candidates on the right of centre,” he said. “I chaired finance for six years but you don't have to be an expert in math to know that it's tough to see how the numbers add up."

Thus far Gord Steeves and Coun. Paula Havixbeck have entered the mayoral race, as have lawyer Brian Bowman, Michel Fillion, Mike Vogiatkakis and Gordon Warren.

When asked if he will make a jump to provincial or federal politics, Fielding said he'll have an announcement in a few weeks.