Progressive Conservative candidate and former city councillor Gord Steeves was defeated Tuesday night in the Seine River riding.
Steeves was up against incumbent NDP Health Minister Theresa Oswald, who was the popular choice among voters.
Steeves resigned from city council in early summer and gambled by seeking the PC nomination, and hopefully win a seat in the Manitoba legislature.
During his concession speech Tuesday night, Steeves wouldn’t say whether he would try to reclaim his St. Vital council seat in the upcoming by-election, but did hint at perhaps bowing out of politics altogether. He is expected to make an announcement on his future in the next two days.