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Fielding Won’t Run for Mayor or Council Re-Election

May 21, 2014 10:28 AM | News

Scott Fielding (WINNIPEG.CA)

Scott Fielding (WINNIPEG.CA)

If you had hoped to see Scott Fielding in the race to be Winnipeg’s next mayor, you’ll have to back another candidate.

The councillor for St. James — Brooklands says he will not be running for replace Sam Katz, nor will he seek re-election on city council.

Political watchers had pegged Fielding as a potential mayoral candidate in recent months for being outspoken on a number of issues, including rapid transit and fixing the city’s crumbling infrastructure.

“This was an extremely tough decision and I am honoured by the support and encouragement I received by Winnipeggers, but at this point in my life I have decided to pursue other opportunities which I will announce in the coming weeks,” Fielding said in a statement.

Fielding has served on council for eight years and will finish his current term while continuing to service his constituency.

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