Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson announces he’s not running for re-election next fall


Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says he won’t seek re-election next fall.

Iveson, who is 41 and was first elected mayor in 2013, says in a social media post that he had only ever hoped to serve two terms in the position.

He says it’s an “incredible honour, and a humbling duty” to serve as mayor of the Alberta city.

Iveson adds that he will spend his final year on city council working to help Edmontonians affected by COVID-19 and deal with the economic challenges that come with the pandemic.

He says he’s also working to deliver a city budget this fall that will attract jobs, tackle systemic racism, and deliver more low-cost housing.

Iveson has been a member of Edmonton city council since 2007 and is currently the chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors’ Caucus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 23, 2020.

The Canadian Press



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