Brad Woodside is running again for mayor of Fredericton

Brad Woodside says he will run for the mayor of Fredericton in 2016.

Long-time city politician was deliberating over running for mayor or a council position in May

Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside was curious about the lack of potholes in the city at Monday's council meeting.

Brad Woodside says he will run for the mayor of Fredericton in 2016 afterall.

Woodside indicated earlier he would be on the ballot in May's municipal election, but was undecided about running for mayor or for a seat on city council.

On Thursday, Woodside put the mystery to an end, tweeting that he would run for mayor.

"I've decided to spend the last of my working years doing what I love most, being your Mayor," said Woodside in a tweet with the hashtag #BradforMayor.

Mike O'Brien, who has been the city councillor representing the ward where Woodside lives, has also declared he will run for mayor.

A third candidate for mayor is Malcolm Cumming.

In 2012, Woodside had declared that campaign would be his last for mayor.


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