Coun. Al Maghnieh will seek re-election in Ward 10

Ward 10 councillor Al Maghnieh will run in the upcoming fall election.
Ward 10 councillor Al Maghnieh was embroiled in a credit card spending controversy during his first term as councillor. (CBC News)

Ward 10 councillor Al Maghnieh will run in the upcoming fall election.

He planned to file his papers for re-election at noon.

Maghnieh's first term on council was a rough one.

Maghnieh resigned as library chair after it was revealed he charged more than $8,400 in personal expenses to a library-issued credit card. Maghnieh repaid the money.

"I thought very long and hard about what contributions I can make to council and what contribution I can make to community," he told CBC Windsor on Friday before officially filing his nomination papers.

Maghnieh's decision comes after three long time councillors have decided to not run again.

Yesterday Alan Halberstadt announced he would be retiring from council.

Halberstadt joins Ron Jones and Fulvio Valentinis, as well as Mayor Eddie Francis, as council members who will not seek re-election.

"Change is good. Turnover is good," Maghnieh said. "But I appreciate all the efforts my colleagues have made."

Maghnieh wants to focus on Jobs, infrastructure and the mega-hospital.

He also wants to increase snow removal and improve public transit.

"I want to fight hard for a property tax freeze to continue," he added.

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