Judy Wasylycia-Leis launched her bid to become the next mayor of Winnipeg on Tuesday.
The two-time mayoral candidate and former NDP MP and MLA gathered a group of supporters at Wightman Green on Ness Avenue.
“Winnipeg is a warm, generous, talented and diverse community that pulls together in times of crisis and celebration,” Wasylycia-Leis said. “I am committed to be a mayor who fights for everyone in this great city.”
While her first official campaign announcement lacked specifics on policy, one of the first items on her to-do list was fixing crumbling infrastructure, including sidewalks and back lanes.
Wasylycia-Leis made mention of the CAA Manitoba Worst Roads Campaign, which has highlighted some of the city’s worst roads when it comes to potholes and other issues.
She also promised to replace sewers and watermains, but didn’t outline specific details, saying it’s only the first day of her four-month campaign.
Among the estimated 200 supporters were NDP MLAs Rob Altemeyer and Dave Gaudreau, Councillor Ross Eadie and Liberal Senator Sharon Carstairs.