Global News Projects Brian Mayes as St. Vital councillor

A photo of St Vital ward incumbent Brian Mayes.
A photo of St Vital ward incumbent Brian Mayes. Brian Mayes / Twitter

Global news is projecting Brian Mayes as councillor for the St. Vital ward.

Longtime incumbent councillor Mayes is projected to hold the seat he has held since Nov. 2011.

Unofficial vote numbers as of 11:30 p.m. showed Mayes garnering 12,500 votes Wednesday. His nearest competitor, Derrick Dujlovic brought in 1,594 votes and third place finisher, Baljeet Sharma brought in 875, according to the unofficial counts.

A photo of St. Vital ward incumbent Brian Mayes.
A photo of St. Vital ward incumbent Brian Mayes. Brian Mayes / Twitter

Prior to coming to council in 2011, Mayes served a term as a school trustee in Brandon and prior to politics he worked as a lawyer operating his own firm in Brandon.

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He planned to work with the province on solutions for homelessness as well as continue work on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Additionally, he has said he planned to fight for the construction of a new community centre on Warde Avenue on city land to service Sage Creek, Bonavista and Royalwood.

Challenger Sharma ran for the seat in 2018 as well as contested in the federal and provincial elections in 2019 as an independent candidate from the St. Vital riding.

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He has said he had the opportunity to meet several voters in the area and learned what important issues they are facing.

He planned to help with reducing poverty and homelessness by implementing safe housing and tax reduction.

He also had many road safety plans from timely snow removal and fixing potholes to fixing back lanes in St. Vital and increasing the timing of left and right turns on amber lights.

Dujlovic, a red seal journeyman refinish technician who has been in the trades for 15+ years, ran for city council for his two young daughters.

Photo of St Vital candidate Derrick Dujlovic
Photo of St Vital candidate Derrick Dujlovic.

He has been dealing with a disease known as Hirschsprung Disease from an early age, which he has said still affects him to this day.

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Dujlovic had four areas of focus for the St. Vital voting ward: public safety, communication, conservation and city planning.

He has said the residents of the ward deserve a candidate who will stand up for what’s right for them and work collaboratively with groups both inside and outside of City Hall to deal with the root cause issues in our communities.

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