Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lillian Thomas for mayor??

Apparently she's going to run:

Veteran city councillor Lillian Thomas will run for mayor in Winnipeg's 2010 civic election.

Thomas (Elmwood-East Kildonan) made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying her 20 years of experience qualifies her for the top job.

The 60-year-old said her frustration with recent council decisions endorsed by Mayor Sam Katz spurred her decision to run.

Source. Her heart is in the right place, and her voting record on council is satisfactory, but I can't help thinking that this is simply because she trusts Jenny and Dan and votes the way they do. That's OK as it goes, but knowing who to follow does not a mayor make. But then, I don't think it really matters who the left puts forward this time. Katz is expected to run again, and Winnipeg hasn't voted out an incumbent mayor in living memory.

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