Transgender activist running for deputy mayor in St. John's
It looks like there will be a race for the deputy mayor's job in St. John's after all.
Transgender activist Jennifer McCreath filed nomination papers on Tuesday.
Ron Ellsworth has so far been the only declared candidate for the position. Shannie Duff, the current deputy mayor, is retiring from politics after the Sept. 24 election.
Last week, McCreath said she was dropping plans to run for council because she could not find enough people willing to sign her nomination papers.
On her blog, McCreath wrote that she discovered "the harsh reality, that not even [my] closest friends are willing or able to step forward and publicly nominate [me]."
She said that changed when she went public with her problem.