September 10, 2018 6:41 pm
Updated: September 10, 2018 6:46 pm

Transcona councillor confirms he will not run in October election

Coun. Russ Wyatt said Monday he would not be entering the Oct. 24 election.

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It is official.

Russ Wyatt will not run in the civic election Oct. 24.

After weeks of speculation that the councillor would not seek re-election since he was charged with sexual assault, Wyatt confirmed his decision Monday.

READ MORE: Questions surrounding Russ Wyatt’s political career after sexual assault charges

In a text to Global New’s Lauren McNabb, Wyatt said he would not be seeking a position as councillor, or anything else.

Wyatt was charged with sexual assault July 11. Prior to the charges being laid, Wyatt had hinted he would run for mayor.

READ MORE: Russ Wyatt considering bid for Winnipeg mayor

Wyatt was first elected as city councillor in 2002.

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