Iveson, 9 councillors seek re-election in next Edmonton election
Edmonton's mayor won by 62 per cent of the vote in 2013
Mayor Don Iveson will seek re-election in Edmonton's municipal election in 2017 along with nine other incumbent councillors.
"That's my intent," Iveson said in response to a tweet from Dave Cournoyer of daveberta.ca saying he will run again.
That's my intent, though it's too early to campaign. Indeed, the less we campaign, the longer we govern, the more of service <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/yegcc?src=hash">#yegcc</a> can be. <a href="https://t.co/sNofJBS34J">https://t.co/sNofJBS34J</a>—@doniveson
Iveson won the mayoral race with 62 per cent of the vote in 2013 and will seek a similar victory next year.
According to the city's notice of intent under city elections, nine other incumbents will be seeking re-election in addition to Iveson as of Nov. 3:
- Ward 1 Coun. Andrew Knack
- Ward 2 Coun. Bev Esslinger
- Ward 3 Coun. Dave Loken
- Ward 6 Coun. Scott McKeen
- Ward 7 Coun. Tony Caterina
- Ward 8 Coun. Ben Henderson
- Ward 10 Coun. Michael Walters
- Ward 11 Coun. Mike Nickel
- Ward 12 Coun. Moe Banga
Nomination papers are still available until March of next year. The next municipal election is slated for Oct. 16, 2017.