What to know in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood ward before Winnipeg's election
5 people are vying to replace Coun. Kevin Klein, who is running for mayor
One of Winnipeg's westernmost electoral wards is about to get a new representative at city hall — for the fourth straight election.
Incumbent Coun. Kevin Klein, who won the ward in 2018, is making a run for the mayor's office, leaving the council seat in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood wide open in the 2022 election.
In the last three elections, that position was left open for a variety reasons: the death of 27-year councillor Bill Clement in 2010, one-term councillor Paula Havixbeck's decision to run for mayor in 2014, and then a jump by her successor, Marty Morantz, into the House of Commons, where he now serves as a Conservative MP.
This time around, five people are running to fill the council seat in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood, which saw its boundaries and name changed in 2018.
The ward is one of the city's largest, stretching from the Tuxedo area to just west of the Perimeter Highway. It also includes the Assiniboine Park area and the neighbourhoods of Glendale, Westwood and Roblin Park.
In the 2018 election, less than half of the people eligible to vote in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood — or just under 48 per cent — cast a ballot for their ward's council seat, data from the city clerk's office says.
People in Winnipeg will head to the polls on Oct. 26 to vote for councillors in 13 of the city's 15 wards, as well as a new mayor and school trustees. Councillors in the other two wards have already been acclaimed — meaning they automatically hold on to their seats — after no one ran against them.
Here's what you need to know before election day in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood.
Hal Anderson is a longtime radio talk show host with CJOB. He announced on air in August he would step back from that role to run for council.
Evan Duncan works as a juvenile counsellor with Manitoba Justice. He also chairs one of the ward's advisory groups, which were formed by Klein. In 2014, Duncan ran for the same council seat he's running for now, and came within 500 votes of getting the job.
Brad Gross is a real estate agent who finished a distant third in his 2010 bid for the mayor's office. He also sought the Old Kildonan council seat in 2018, finishing third there too.
Steven Minion is an artist and general contractor.
Gordon Penner is a pilot driver for a modular home company.
What are they promising?
Anderson says he would prioritize tackling crime. He'd also focus on improving roads, addressing homelessness and preserving the city's green spaces and tree canopy.
Duncan says he would focus on safety, improved core services and accountability of elected officials.
Gross says he'd focus on making bike routes safer, prioritizing spending on green spaces and advocating for lower property taxes. He would also push to speed up the planned expansion of Kenaston Boulevard.
Minion says he would advocate for an extra tax on international businesses operating in the city that would then be given to local businesses. He would also push to change the City of Winnipeg into a resident- and worker-owned co-operative and work to improve connections between people in the city.
Penner says he would focus on transit, infrastructure and public safety.
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