By Tammy Karatchuk (@TammyKaratchuk)
WINNIPEG — He’s not mayor, but he’s humble. Though Gord Steeves lost his bid to be Winnipeg’s next mayor on Wednesday night, in his concession speech, he came across a winner.
In front of approximately 40 people at his headquarters on Scurfield Boulevard, Steeves congratulated mayor-elect, Brian Bowman, who won the race with a convincing 111,504 votes.
“This is a gentleman who has a great passion for the City of Winnipeg,” Steeves said of Bowman. “I encourage you to work with him.”
Steeves admitted it was a “tough night” and his speech would be “one of the hardest short speeches of my career,” from a podium set up in a warehouse.
Steeves fell to fourth in the mayoral race with 21,080 votes.