April 26, 2017 2:45 pm

Longtime Edmonton city councillor Ed Gibbons will not seek re-election

Edmonton city councillor Ed Gibbons will not seek re-election in the October 2017 election.

Global News

Edmonton city councillor Ed Gibbons announced Wednesday afternoon he will not seek re-election in upcoming municipal election this fall.

“It has been a great honour and privilege to serve the citizens of Edmonton as a member of Edmonton city council,” Gibbons said.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank my family and the northeast Edmonton community for their years of support.”

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This is Gibbons’ fifth term on council. He was first elected in Ward 3 in 2001 and currently serves Ward 4 in the city’s northeast.

He said one of his biggest accomplishments during his time on council was building a strong relationship with the community he has served.

“I believe I have brought a voice that represents the people of northeast Edmonton to city council,” he said. “My background in business, industry and farming has informed the way I lead and serve as councillor and as a regional representative,” he said.

“I have seen Edmonton grown and develop in extraordinary ways and I am proud to have helped champion Edmonton’s industrial goals.”

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City Council will have at least two new faces come October, as fellow councillor Bryan Anderson announced in March he will not seek re-election.

The municipal election will be held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

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