Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to Seek Re-Election in 2018

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to Seek Re-Election in 2018

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Ottawa mayor to run again in 2018

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Ottawa's mayor says he will seek re-election in the 2018 municipal election.

In a lengthy statement posted on Facebook early today, Jim Watson said serving as mayor has been a "tremendous honour" and is proud of his record and "everything we've built together."

Watson cited a list of accomplishments as mayor, including bringing back strong fiscal discipline to city hall and remains committed to "keeping taxes at an affordable rate."

He added that he wants to thank the "many friends and residents" who have contacted him to ask that he run again.

Watson was first elected to Ottawa city council in 1991, and following a second term as councillor, became mayor in 1997 with 82 per cent of the vote. …

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