Thomas Steen registers to keep Elmwood seat in civic election
Registers as candidate a week after spending night in jail on new domestic violence charges
Winnipeg Coun. Thomas Steen registered with the city clerk's office in a bid to keep his Elmwood - East Kildonan seat Friday, a week after he spent the night in jail on new domestic violence charges.
Steen was arrested on Friday, July 12, and charged with failure to comply with a no-contact order.
That order was issued after he was charged with assault and uttering threats in connection with an incident with a woman at a Winnipeg restaurant in May.
Court documents say he violated the no-contact order with the woman in late June.
Steen has so far refused to comment about the allegations.
"I don't know anything about that," he told CBC on Wednesday, when asked about the new charges.
Steen's cell phone number appears on the city's website for registered candidates in the fall's municipal election, but there was no answer Friday afternoon.
The former NHL star is scheduled to appear in court in August to face his original assault charges.
Steen is presumed innocent, but if convicted of domestic assault, he could lose his seat at city hall.