Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson tweeted Saturday he intends to make a bid to keep the top job at City Hall in next year’s election.
“That’s my intent, though it’s too early to campaign,” Iveson said in the tweet, confirming a report on a blog that he would run for re-election. “Indeed, the less we campaign, the longer we govern, the more of service #yegcc can be.”
The Edmonton-born politician was first elected to city council as a councillor in 2007. On Oct. 21, 2013, Iveson was elected as the mayor of Alberta’s capital.
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Edmonton’s next municipal election will be held in just under a year on Oct. 16, 2017.
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Iveson has developed a significant political profile nationally as well as locally as a result of his outspoken beliefs on the importance of Canada’s major cities receiving increased funding for infrastructure.
In February, Iveson officially took over as the new chair of Canada’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus.